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  • 2010 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University

    Theater Reviews

1998 Stories by Michael Feingold

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  • Rites of Man

    published December 29, 1998

    The desire of American musical comedy to shed its laughter and become "music theater" has always puzzled me. There was never anything to prevent... More >>

  • Guare the Heart Is

    published December 22, 1998

    All great plays, they say, are about love— the countless ways people care for each other, and the equally countless terrible things they do... More >>

  • Midtown Tragedy

    published December 15, 1998

    Those of you who just tuned in probably think my headline alludes to Sophocles's play. On the other hand, my regular readers—all junior... More >>

  • Broadways and Means

    published December 8, 1998

    In another era, on a different Broadway, I might not be so enthused about this revival of On the Town; you'll find quibbles in plenty... More >>

  • Felt and Unfelt

    published December 1, 1998

    When Waiting for Godot arrived in America in 1956, even amid the glossy materialism of boom-time suburbia its barren landscape seemed a... More >>

  • Pick a Rescue

    published November 24, 1998

    Broadway playgoers, unite. Throw away your overpriced tickets and head downtown to the Irish Rep; you have nothing to lose but your boredom. Next... More >>

  • Less Easy Pieces

    published November 17, 1998

    Karl Philipp Emanuel Bach, I think, was the son who always wrote to old Johann Sebastian, begging his dad to give up all that dreary counterpoint,... More >>

  • Three Easy Pieces

    published November 10, 1998

    In the old days, Broadway-goers called them "nice little plays"— tidy, sequential, small-scale items about a crisis in the life of one little... More >>

  • Pure Presentation

    published November 3, 1998

    Judy the artist, Judy the icon, Judy the obsession: Trying to tell them apart can seem an uphill struggle. The eternal little girl who was born... More >>

  • Zombie Aerobics

    published November 3, 1998

    Footloose is sad because its intentions are so good: It's like a well-meaning child trying to teach a lame dog to jump through hoops.... More >>

  • Watch This Space

    published October 27, 1998

    Lately a quote keeps floating to the surface of my mind: "Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those who have no... More >>

  • Texas Nativity

    published October 20, 1998

    The issues come thickly layered, and by no means easy to disentangle. Terrence McNally has written a play on the story of Jesus, at points in... More >>

  • Victoria's Public

    published October 13, 1998

    We make too much, nowadays, of Victorian repression. Like us, the Victorians loved crime and sexual scandal; to study the newspaper reports of... More >>

  • Past Shock

    published October 6, 1998

    Written in 1978, John Guare's Marco Polo takes place in a 1999 that still seems fairly distant, though some of Guare's predictions are... More >>

  • Culture Shakes

    published September 29, 1998

    Spiritually as well as geographically on opposite sides of the same street, Ping Chong's Kwaidan and Anne Bogart's Culture of Desire... More >>

  • Clinton's Sex Scandal

    published September 22, 1998

    Like the Christian morality plays of the late Middle Ages, the quasi-improvised piece of Republican dramatic literature currently being performed... More >>

  • Puppet States

    published September 22, 1998

    Puppets: The word summons up joy, animation, and magic when it means us watching them, humiliation and confinement when it means someone else... More >>

  • Another Bow

    published September 15, 1998

    I got so much mail about "Bowing Out" (Voice, August 4) that I thought I'd better expand on it.... More >>

  • A Deep Brecht

    published September 8, 1998

    He was born 100 years ago (February 10, 1898), and in the U.S. the celebrations have been minimal: If the Drama League hadn't elected to fund... More >>

  • Telling Actions

    published August 25, 1998

    Things you'd never guess if you didn't already know them: Uta Hagen's turning 80, and Collected Stories isn't being presented for the first... More >>

  • Bowing Out

    published August 4, 1998

    The phone rang, and I knew it was going to be another of those phone calls: an actor / writer / director friend announcing his/her intention to... More >>

  • Ross Wetzsteon, 1932­1998

    published March 3, 1998

    Ross Wetzsteon, the Voice's longtime theater editor, died at 3:20 a.m. on Friday, February 20. He succumbed to pulmonary complications... More >>

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