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Jim Fletcher

First Nighter: "Ken Ludwig's Baskerville," Richard Maxwell's "The Evening"

David Finkle | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

With his prolific works Richard Maxwell gives the inescapable impression that he finds the niceties of theatrical production -- things like scripting, acting, design -- compromising. The more well crafted they are, the more removed they are from holding up the mirror to true life.

First Nighter: Athol Fugard's Shadow..., Richard Maxwell's Isolde

David Finkle | Posted 06.12.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Although Athol Fugard turns 82 in June and his protagonist in The Shadow of the Hummingbird is already 84, the two-year difference in ages doesn't keep the deeply charming and charmingly deep 60-minute exercise from instantly registering as autobiographical.

Gazelle Emami

'The Great Gatsby' Word-For-Word

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...