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A Strindberg Rarity -- Mr. Bengt's Wife -- An Answer to Ibsen's A Doll's House?

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Mr. Bengt's Wife, in its American premiere treated me to an insightful view of the master in his early development. A no-holds-barred tale of hysteria, gender expectations and personal redemption, it is the mirror opposite of the mature and organized Ibsen's A Doll's House.

Free Love and Subprime Mortgages

Francis Levy | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Francis Levy

Free love was a little like subprime mortgages. It was a creation of the sixties counterculture and it's selling point was the idea that there could ...

First Nighter: London Consumer Report on "Othello," "Strange Interlude," August Strindberg, Peter Nichols

David Finkle | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If you don't mind an Othello (Adrian Lester) and an Iago (Rory Kinnear) policing Cyprus in desert fatigues and a Desdemona (Olivia Vinall) who arrives...

Paul Theroux's Furies

Francis Levy | Posted 05.08.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

A dentist Ray Testa, who is 58, leaves his wife Angie, to run off with his 31year-old hygienist, Shelby. At the wedding he announces: "I now belong to an incredibly exclusive club. There are not many men who can say that they're older than their father-n-law."

What She's Doing Next

Posted 04.02.2013 | Entertainment

Jessica Chastain: can't stop, won't stop. The perma-busy actress, onscreen now in both "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Mama," has signed up to star in Liv ...

Strindberg & Helium: What Can a Cartoon Show us about Unbalanced Friendships?

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.17.2012 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

I've always wondered how you could be a good friend, set boundaries, and still be connected meaningfully to the people you care for -- even if they have a tough time caring for themselves.

On the Culture Front: 2 Days in Stockholm Tracing the Steps of Larsson, Strindberg and Bergman

Chris Kompanek | Posted 12.20.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Sometimes the best way embrace a new season is to jump right in. With that in mind, I took off the other week for Sweden where the weather hovered around a balmy 45 degrees and there was always a chance of rain.

Stage Door: La Cage Aux Folles, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Creditors

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

The revival of La Cage Aux Folles at the Longacre is glorious.

Seen and Heard in New York: Wendell Pierce, Cory Booker, Alan Rickman

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jane Levere

Wendell Pierce, a star of HBO's Treme and host of "Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio," spoke at a recent benefit held by JALC.