Marc Robinson

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  • 7 years ago

    Marin Ireland, the cool presence at the center of the belated New York premiere of Sarah Kane's Blasted, turns inward at the play's most outrageous affronts to decorum. Her retreat is simple and enthralling. Hanging back on her first entrance, Ire...

  • 13 years ago

    Set alongside other fiction about the Civil War, Ambrose Bierce's stories can seem brutal and terse, mocking the culture that romanticized the conflict and grew fat with pride. "Death upon a field of honor, yes," he writes in "One Kind of Officer,...

  • 13 years ago

    To see Collapsable Giraffe's Meat Is Floating By is to be pleasantly reminded that American drama, for all its traditional sincerity and eagerness to please, has long cultivated a counter-tradition of withdrawal. Ever since O'Neill shrouded his fi...

  • 13 years ago

    Robert Wilson's Woyzeck, rich in epiphanies, is nowhere more provocative than when it lets us think the title refers to the younger of the two Woyzecks onstage. The boy is silent, an extreme version of his father's inarticulate vulnerability. Yet ...

  • 13 years ago

    Schubert's "Notturno," playing at the start of Tom Murphy's meditative production of his 1985 play Bailegangáire, does more than merely set the mood for what follows. It also seems to anticipate the structure of the play's centerpiece—...

  • 13 years ago

    Like a theatrical version of time-lapse photography, Richard Maxwell's deeply moving new play, Joe, depicts the title character at different ages, recording superficial changes only to make more unnerving what doesn't change. It's not just that, a...


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