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Una Chaudhuri

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  • 10 years ago

    Behind a scrim bearing two pages inscribed with an unfamiliar script, a group of musicians enter silently and sit down around their instruments. In front of it, at the other end of a vast stage, a brightly lit figure swathed in golden silk sits in...

  • 10 years ago

    "The Pit Inside Us." That was the title of my Voice article on the theater festival held at Town Hall to commemorate the first anniversary of 9-11. Nearly four years on, we're finding that the trauma we suffered that day has transmogrified into a ...

  • 10 years ago

    Mere practicalities are no match for the love of an artistic genre. Ellen Stewart's devotion to Greek mythology leads her to attempt an epic staging of the entire story of one of its heroes, in spite of the limited resources she can bring to this ...

  • 10 years ago

    Anyone needing relief from the spectacles of death and religiosity that have dominated the mass media in the past few weeks should head up to the Classical Theatre of Harlem and partake of the delightfully scandalous sacraments on offer there. Pre...

  • 11 years ago

    The Worth Street Theater Company's production of Beckett's Happy Days plays out like a contest between two aesthetics, even two worldviews. On the one hand there is Beckett's high-modernist fascination with the minutiae of agonized self-consciousn...

  • 13 years ago

    Sophocles has some catching up to do. Long before his unyielding Antigone took her place in one of the most monumental of world drama's agons, she was rehearsing more supple and playful identities for herself, along with some perturbing proposals ...

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