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Stoppard in India

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Mid-period Stoppard -- that is, the work of the acclaimed Czech-born British playwright in his fifties and early sixties -- brought forth a remarkable series of intricate, thought-provoking-but-inviting plays like Hapgood, Arcadia, The Invention of Love and The Coast of Utopia.

Maureen Ryan

News Anchor In Trouble: 'Wire' Star's Sexy, Timely Drama

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.26.2012 | TV

When the atmospheric import "The Hour" returns for Season 2 (Wednesday, November 28 at 9 p.m. EST on BBC America), much has changed and yet so much of...

"The Crimson Petal and the White" Is a Dramatic Exploration of Dickens Territory

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.07.2012 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

Based on the novel by Michael Faber, The Crimson Petal and the White shines through with beautiful performances and high level drama.

'Hell On Wheels' Review: Does The Series Pick Things Up In Season 2?

Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.10.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

With the return of AMC's "Hell on Wheels" and the debuts of "Copper" and "The Crimson Petal and the White" -- a trio of hardscrabble dramas set in the 19th Century -- it's starting to look like Tribute to Old-Timey Prostitutes Month.

'The Hour' Is The Next Period Drama You'll Fall For

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.16.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"The Hour" is one of those nicely calibrated UK dramas that has an alluring atmosphere and is bursting at the seams with great character actors ... If it's a well-made British costume drama you want, you can't wrong with this show.

BBC's The Hour: Stylish and Smart

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

From the cool blue checkerboard opening credit design and jazzy theme right on through to the final moments of last week's finale, this thriller became more and more addictive as the weeks went on.