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« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2007, 12:09:35 AM »

Spectacle for the Heart and Soul


The Bread and Puppet Theater continues to live an ideal of art as collective enterprise.


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« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2007, 01:11:40 AM »

Theater Review | 'The Corn Is Green': Rescuing a Student From a Life in the Mines


Kate Burton displays appealing zest in the Williamstown Theater Festival?s spirited revival of Emlyn Williams?s 1938 comedy.


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« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2007, 06:07:34 PM »

Signature Theater?s Hunt for New Home Continues


Having already lost a place it had been promised at ground zero, the company will not relocate, as planned, to Fiterman Hall on West Broadway.


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« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2007, 12:08:28 AM »

Signature Theater?s Hunt for New Home Continues


Having already lost a place it had been promised at ground zero, the company will not relocate.


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« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2007, 06:07:48 PM »

As Off Broadway Changes, Some Venerable Theaters Vanish


A reasonable assumption might be that the closing of six theaters in the last two years is ushering in the decline of commercial Off Broadway. But it turns out the situation is more complicated than that.


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« Reply #50 on: August 09, 2007, 03:48:11 PM »

Yes, well, if they continue doing this, Manhattan will become a different kind of city in which it may be less desirable to live.  I just referred to it in the last 24 hours as the real capitol of the US; not Washington,D.C, which having overestimated the political importance of role-play, leaves the city of New York as the cultural leadership.

Once, however you do away with the communication of culture, as has been occurring through the "communications industry" where the public will become resentful of paying the subscription costs for tv that has a content value becoming ragged for lack of either intellectual content or entertainment, from the rapid acquisition of local radio stations and tv channel ownership beginning about four years ago to suit the requirements of political D.C., if you remove the intellectual communication as well which has been the entertainment mode of Manhattan and also Brooklyn re: BAM. You have "culture" with a big C on the way out. No longer Cosmopolitan. 

The other arts are also commercial ventures, also business driven, for the end result of materialism. You can make an allowance for publishing houses, but if the literary content and political criticism gravitates entirely into the academic presses situated as they are outside the Financial buzz-saw of downtown Manhattan, you are left with those who own the  traders and those in the service industries who serve the traders. Apparently, they still need Lincoln Center; the owners that is.

Other intellectuals at any remove further than Columbia, will be as monastic as Umberto Eco predicted in -- The Name of the Rose, among other writings. The film barely conveyed that message,concentrated as it was on the introduction of a brash young new face learning little that an old scholar and actor could have conveyed. However, most of the political criticism is coming out of the same reviewing periodical that is capable of reviewing the academic press.

When the news-print journalism and its on-line editions failed to give adequate commentary on the cultural changes as social-political alterations that have occurred this was the inevitable result.

Oh, don't misunderstand me, the high-rents will continue attracting new residents who always wanted to live in Manhattan or somewhere somewhat near abouts but I guess they will just have to club-hop for the usual stimulation and buy the things necessary to go with that. Probably not going to the sort of theatre, an ad for which I immediately ran into in following  the link to As Off Broadway Changes, Some Venerable Theaters Vanish. As the young actors go West to the film industry,the new residents will not have a big interest in listening to a book by Joan Didion enacted by Vanessa Redgrave.

It's not that NYC is over when parents hesitate about whether their offspring should attend classes there because of "the international situation", but it probably does not remain the promising place that it was for over three and a half centuries plus attracting the complete scale of social classes from every part of the world.

There's an active resentment of New York in the states merely to the west of the Greater Metropolitan area.  I found that in a bloody racist critique underwritten by my computer service carrier that took place in response to Elizabeth Edward's complaints, as the bloggers piled on and mention from time to time that the city of New York is in their minds where Hilliary Clinton and Barack(Hussein, they never fail to mention)Obama are held in high regard but not where they live, not in their neighborhood will you see that sort of thing.  What thing?, you may ask. Well, I can't tell you in civil language.  Are you ready for the Barbarians to make their entrance, before rehearsal is halted on The Fall of Rome?

They are all red-stated Americans who even scared the returned veterans from Iraq. Although I somehow doubt that Manhattanites will go to the baths and commit suicide, and I think they will put up resistance like nobody's business, they may be in need of a major high quality transfusion in theatrical high cultural arts.
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« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2007, 01:08:25 AM »

Theater Review | 'Human Error': Side by Side at a Crash Site, and Love Amid the Bodies


Keith Reddin gets something out of the characters in his new play by simple juxtaposition, showing admirable subtlety in the process.


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« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2007, 01:08:21 AM »

Theater Review | 'High School Musical': A Prayerful Three-Pointer From the Orchestra Pit


The stage adaptation of ?High School Musical? represents a significant philosophical evolution of the Greasian liturgy.


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« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2007, 10:08:58 PM »

It May Look Like Chaos, but It?s the Fringe


This year's New York International Fringe Festival offers nearly 200 productions and a battle to stay eclectic.


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« Reply #54 on: August 13, 2007, 01:10:46 AM »

Theater Review | 'August: Osage County': A Matriarch After Your Attention, if Not Heart


?August: Osage County? is a hugely entertaining (also just plain huge) new play by Tracy Letts at the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago.


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« Reply #55 on: August 13, 2007, 08:09:05 PM »

It Ain?t ?Damn Yankees? but It?s Got Legs


Members of Broadway and Off Broadway shows trade their costumes for cleats when they play for the Broadway Show League.


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« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2007, 07:09:32 PM »

Establishment Threads in a Radical Fringe


Serious drama isn?t pushed to the sidelines at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.


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« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2007, 01:08:14 AM »

Lebanon Bans Tale of Fighters in Militias


Over the next three months, the Lebanese artist Rabih Mrou? will stage his new performance piece in Paris, Rome and the capitals of Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt. But he will not present it here, for the audience with whom it might resonate most.


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« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2007, 01:08:38 AM »

High-Energy Behemoth Devours Edinburgh


The shows that generated much of the attention at this year?s Edinburgh Festival Fringe were eye-popping adrenaline rushes.


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« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2007, 01:08:23 AM »

Theater Review | 'Grease': As Seen on TV! Danny and Sandy 4-Ever and Ever


The message of this latest ?Grease? is that anyone, famous or not, can star in a Broadway musical.


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