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Watching GATZ: Sometimes You Just Have To Go See An 8-Hour Play

Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.18.2012 | Comedy
Carol Hartsell

"Word on the street is you went to see an 8-hour play. WTF?" I can't decide whether it's a good thing or a bad thing that it seemed completely incongruous to those who know me that I went to the marathon event that is Elevator Repair Service's "GATZ" at the Public Theater. Not only was I willing to go see this long-ass play, but I also happened to love it.

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'The Great Gatsby' Word-For-Word | Gazelle Emami | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home

"The Great Gatsby" is one of the most read books in the country, but it also may be one of the most misunderstood. A glance at its back cover makes i...

On the Culture Front: Gatz, 4000 Miles, Rediscovering the Natural History Museum, and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 06.04.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

It's heartening that one of the hottest theater tickets of the season is a word-for-word staging of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

The Man Who Knows All 49,000 Words Of 'The Great Gatsby' By Heart

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.16.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Go up to Scott Shepherd and ask him to begin reciting from, say, the beginning of Chapter Seven of "The Great Gatsby" and he pauses for on...

Steve Martin And Frances McDormand Recite 'The Great Gatsby'

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 03.02.2012 | Home

"Gatz," the 7-hour word for word performance of "The Great Gatsby" that made everyone remember "books" 2 years ago is back. "Oh yeah, remember books?"...

Fitzgerald's Great American Novel Is Going British

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 02.09.2012 | Home

The green light at the end of Daisy's dock continues to shine on, as "Great Gatsby" fever spreads across the Atlantic. Though Baz Luhrmann's 3D ad...

Time Enough at Last: Durational Theatre

Bess Rowen | Posted 03.06.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Those of us who make and go to theatre are all just people, and you never know what an audience is willing to see unless theatre makers endeavor to challenge them.