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Six Characters in Search of an Author

Six Characters at BAM

Francis Levy | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

One of Gertrude Stein's most famous lines is, "there is no there there." Theatre de la Ville's production Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota and recently played at BAM visualizes Stein's phenomenology as Plato's Allegory of the Cave.

'The Impossibility of Theatre:' An Interview with Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota

Bess Rowen | Posted 12.27.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

I asked the impressive director of Théâtre de la Ville in Paris some questions about his approach to this production and theatre in general and his answers will hopefully inspire you as much as they have me.

The Life and Death of the World Historical Figure

Francis Levy | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

At the end of his short encomium to Mandela in The New York Review of Books, "On Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)," J.M. Coetzee writes, "He was, and by th...