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Entries by David Finkle from 06/2011

First Nighter: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Turns Nothing On

| Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment

It's as if a huge state-of-the-art factory has been built to produce one small bells-and-whistles toy that awes children of some ages for a few minutes before they lose interest.

First Nighter: Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor About to Make Movie Screens Merry

| Posted 06.27.2011 | Arts

Falstaff is going global. Or you might say, Falstaff is going Globe-al. What's meant by that? Well, Shakespeare's Globe London Cinema Series begins tonight with 6:30 p. m. screenings in theaters across the country.

First Nighter: Two Shakespeare "Problem" Plays Cause Additional Problems in Central Park

| Posted 06.30.2011 | Arts

The "problem plays" Shakespeare uncorked in the early 17th century contain enough problems that there's no call for directors and players to add new ones. That, however, is what's transpiring in the Public Theater's summer 2011 Central Park offerings.