Tag: Anton Chekhov

The Home Place: Persnickety Plot Paralyzes Political Play

[article as originally published in The Clyde Fitch Report, October 11, 2017.] Sometimes a beautiful woman’s yearning gaze isn’t sufficient to hold a piece of theater together that has too many moving parts. Women offer those gazes, to varying effect, in two differently structured plays dealing with British and Irish historical stories that are now calling

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review: the cherry orchard

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov translated by John Christopher Jones Directed by Andrei Belgrader Featuring Dianne Wiest, John Turturro Classic Stage Company, 136 East 13th Street December 3, 2011 — December 30, 2011 production web site Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee December 3, 2011 The intimate three-sided playing space of Classic Stage Company‘s 13th

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review: uncle vanya

[originally published: http://aislesay.com/CHI-UNCLE.html] UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov Translated by Paul Schmidt Directed by Charles Newell Court Theatre at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Avenue / (773) 753-4472 http://www.CourtTheatre.org Through February 11, 2007 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee January 20, 2007 In the Court Theatre‘s production of “Uncle Vanya” at the Museum of Contemporary

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review: unchanging love

[originally published: http://aislesay.com/CHI-UNCHANGING.html%5D UNCHANGING LOVE by Romulus Linney Based on story by Anton Chekhov Directed by Gillian Kelly The Artistic Home 1420 West Irving Park Road / (773) 404-1100 / www.theartistichome.org Through August 20, 2006 Reviewed by Martha Wade Steketee July 14, 2006 “Unchanging Love” at The Artistic Home is an Appalachian, musically nuanced, classically structured tragedy based

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