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First Nighter: The Long and Short of the DruidShakespeare Takes On the History Plays

David Finkle | Posted 07.13.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Hynes had to be fully aware that fitting four plays that usually run close to three hours each into a five-hour-35-minute playing time meant that much of the Bard's excised dialogue would be left curling on the cutting-room floor.

First Nighter: Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman Unleashes Acting Blizzard

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

John Gabriel Borkman is one of the rarely revived Ibsen works, which may be a reason to see it now. On the other hand, this treatment won't serve as a strong argument for its being brought back more often.