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  • 2010 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University

    Theater Reviews

2003 Stories by Michael Feingold

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  • Revival of the Fittest

    published May 6, 2003

    Funny how issues get confused. Somewhere along the 20th century's twisting path, the need to keep great works alive, in the theater, got muddled... More >>

  • April Foolery

    published April 29, 2003

    Mary Annette Beauchamp (1866-1941), Katherine Mansfield's Australian cousin, married the Count von Arnim-Schlagenthin, of Pomerania, whose... More >>

  • Aurally Sound

    published April 22, 2003

    Nine could be worse. This isn't, I grant you, a very enthusiastic thing to say about the revival of a musical that seems to be a touchstone... More >>

  • Gender Is the Night

    published April 15, 2003

    The dark and ugly tunnel that the theater's been crawling through since modernism died still encloses us, but the bright lights that signal its... More >>

  • Touched by an Anglo

    published April 8, 2003

    Alan Bennett's Talking Heads is a series of monologues that are essentially first-person narratives in dramatic form. Initially written for... More >>

  • Low-Flying Genres

    published April 1, 2003

    The three light entertainments that opened on Broadway last week, all pre-war creations, don't quite strike the right note for the confusing and... More >>

  • Boys in the Adulthood

    published March 25, 2003

    The songs that comforted us in childhood are the dangerous ones—the "wicked old songs" of Schubert's famous Lied. They make us feel... More >>

  • Partial Births

    published March 18, 2003

    This time around, Suzan-Lori Parks gets an A. Not for Adultery, like Hester Prynne's, and not, I admit regretfully, for Achievement, sufficiently... More >>

  • Unfinished Euphonies

    published March 11, 2003

    The people in Our Lady of 121st Street caught my interest early on, and they never stopped interesting me, albeit mildly. They never... More >>

  • As New Like It

    published March 4, 2003

    OK, let's see if we can unpile these layers. In Shakespeare's time, men played women's roles. So in this contemporary summer-stock production of... More >>

  • The Rational Pastime

    published March 4, 2003

    Like a team getting back into shape for a grueling season, Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out, in its move to Broadway, has shed its excess... More >>

  • Irish Lives and Livers

    published February 25, 2003

    "What a foolish thing it is," said one of Bernard Shaw's characters, "to call people Irish because they live in Ireland. You might as well call... More >>

  • Lonely Crowds

    published February 18, 2003

    There is so much wonderful writing, and wonderful performing, in the 90 minutes of Michael John LaChiusa's Little Fish that the work's... More >>

  • Race Records

    published February 11, 2003

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is a play about injustice, endurance, art, and cultural identity—heavy freight for a single evening in the... More >>

  • Old Tales Retangled

    published February 4, 2003

    "Unhappy is the land that has no heroes," complains the young monk in Brecht's Galileo. To which his wiser master replies, "Unhappy is the... More >>

  • Stock Manipulations

    published January 28, 2003

    A critic's an audience member, but is that all he or she is? That was the only question rattling through my mind as I watched the company that the... More >>

  • Shanghaied Gestures

    published January 21, 2003

    You could almost analyze it as a matter of contrasting cultural heritages. Charles Busch and Richard Foreman, more than a generation apart in age,... More >>

  • Lives in Play

    published January 14, 2003

    Tartuffe is a very simple play—so simple that it couldn't be the masterpiece it is without some deep mystery inside it. As with... More >>

  • What's Opera Now, Doc?

    published January 7, 2003

    It's a topsy-turvy world: Puccini's La Boheme, sung in Italian with supertitles, is on Broadway. William Bolcom's A View From the... More >>

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