Memorable Shadows

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Ada/Ava, the new production of Manual Cinema and The Tank at the 3-Legged Dog Art & Technology Center is hard to pigeonhole, let alone describe. The story it tells is fascinating, but the multimedia whatsis is unlike anything you may ever have seen—in a good way. It’s undertaken by eight talented performers, musicians and technicians, … Read more

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The Devil’s Advocate

Faustus No. 3

Classic Stage Company’s production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, directed by Andrei Belgrader, doesn’t do away with Marlowe’s mighty line, but his pioneering iambic pentameter has a hard time keeping up with a good deal of lowbrow tomfoolery inserted by Belgrader and his co-adaptor, David Bridel. To be fair, Marlowe larded his play with comic … Read more

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Mamet in a Minor Key

New York Music Photographer | Ahron R. Foster

The umbrella title Ghost Stories encompasses two David Mamet one-acts that were produced together 30 years ago by Lincoln Center. Now revived by the Atlantic Theater Company for its own 30th anniversary—it was founded by Mamet, William H. Macy, Glenn Close and Kate Winslet—the productions of Prairie du Chien and The Shawl at the Atlantic’s … Read more

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In Persistence of Mediocrity

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Francis Newton Souza was an Indian-born visual artist who skyrocketed to the top of the London art scene in the late 1950s. His work at the time was heralded as “uncovering the underbelly of existence,” and the artist himself had “upturned everything.” Soon his fame dwindled, and he struggled to sell even his inoffensive landscapes … Read more

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A Thief for Our Hearts

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London’s eccentric thief Mary Frith wore men’s clothing and was supposedly known to be a pimp, pickpocket and reseller of stolen goods. She gained the nickname “Moll Cutpurse” after being arrested for stealing purses. Her reputation inspired playwrights Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker to create their comedy The Roaring Girl during the Jacobean era (1567–1625). … Read more

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Great Literary Work Travels

Gwen Arment, John Camera, Gwen Eyster & Jillian Stevens

We can instantly access information 24 hours a day on our cell phones about the latest and most exotic places in the world to visit. Our friends and family members share their vacation photos and videos on social media. My younger sister traveled around the world when she graduated from college with her friend from … Read more

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