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An Iliad

Taking Note

George Heymont | Posted 02.08.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

While Shirley Jones did none of the scooping some performers rely on late in their careers, her hit-and-miss approach to many phrases was the aural equivalent of watching a pilot try to land a plane in strong crosswinds. No skid marks, but many moments of alarm and uncertainty.

Berkeley Rep's An Iliad Transforms an Ancient Tale Into Timeless Drama

Leo Stutzin | Posted 12.22.2012 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

One actor, roaming a stage that is nearly bare; one musician, lodged in a tiny balcony overlooking the performance space; a torrent of words -- some ferocious, some tranquil -- that recount events which may have taken place some 3,200 years ago.

On the Culture Front: A New Generation of New Yorker Cartoonists, No Place to Go, and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Singer/songwriter/playwright Ethan Lipton evokes the pain of being displaced from one's job and world, both literary and metaphorically as his character's job in No Place to Go is being relocated to Mars.

Homer's Epic Tale Condensed Into 100 Minutes

AP | By JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 03.08.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Greek poet Homer's 8th-century B.C. epic, "The Iliad," told the story of the mythical 10-year Trojan War, featuring two warrior heroes, th...