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Ibsen

A Doll's House at BAM

Francis Levy | Posted 05.10.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The current A Doll's House, with its emphasis on subjectivity and intention, is a brilliant and out of the box approach to the Ibsen classic.

The New Rijksmuseum

Francis Levy | Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Could Rembrandt have painted the cast of power brokers in Oeke Hoogendijk's The New Rijksmuseum Parts I and II which just finished a run at Film Forum?

A Touch of Sin or the Turin Horse

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

You may reconsider your views on gun control after seeing Jia Zhangke's parable of modern China A Touch of Sin. It's as if you gave Stockman, the cru...

A London Sojourn

Daniel Asia | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I lived in London over 25 years ago as a young composer. During my two years there I attended a couple of concerts a week which gave me a good sense of the English musical landscape, attended some theatre, and got to know at least parts of the city well.

Interview: Terence Stamp and Unfinished Song

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.20.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At 74, his eyes are still exceptionally blue and a little bit mischievous. He sits calmly, listens to a question about how often he is offered roles like the one he plays in Unfinished Song, and smiles.

Theater: Ibsen on Broadway, 'Detroit' Falls Apart, Sondheim and a Red-Handed Otter

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.20.2012 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Pulitzer Prize-finalist Detroit has a lot on its mind. Playwright Lisa D'Amour tackles suburban life, the sense of uprootedness that seems a constant in America thanks to the constant push for change, the changing roles of men and women and much more.

Stage Door: An Enemy of the People, Ten Chimneys

Fern Siegel | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Political screeds are tricky, though relevant in an election year. It may be why the Manhattan Theatre Club revived Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, which pits a righteous Dr. Stockmann, who rails against endangering public welfare, against everyone else.

Theater: Killer Kitson; Fairly Earnest; So-So Baitz and Interminable Ibsen

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In the very first letter, Church plans to kill himself. But when he sends out a pile of final goodbyes (often to strangers and with little or no hint that he was planning to off himself), he unexpectedly gets some responses.

Stage Door: Elling, Rosmersholm, and Momentum

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

What are the odds two Norwegian works would be on the boards? They've just upped, thanks to Elling and Rosmersholm. Make time to be dazzled.

Fracking, Ibsen and New York City Drinking Water

Deanna Neil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deanna Neil

The Sweeter Theater Company in New York commissioned me to write a play -- a modern, "green" version of Henrik Ibsen's Enemy of the People.