Adam Kirsch

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Dead Babies, Geraldo and New Orleans

Harvard theater comes in a few familiar flavors. There's the ambitious production of a classic, like the Mainstage "Three Sisters"

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Poets, Poems, Poetry Readings

One day, if it has not happened already, some Ph.D. candidate will write a dissertation on the effect of poetry

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Prayers to Broken Tin Foil

T his is the way the year began--with what, by any standard, qualifies as a loud theatrical bang. No sooner

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Stalin's Not-So-Willing Propagandist

Now that it has become as common for a serious reader to read literary biographies as actual novels, is only

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Note to President Buchanan: Read 'em and Weep

Back in November 1994, the Republican takeover of Congress was heralded as the start of a new era. After half

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Dunster Triumphs in Marriage of Figaro

The fourth production of the Dunster House Opera is also, by far, its most ambitious. In past years, the Opera's

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The Maids Stumbles Under A Heavy Load

When it premiered in France in the 1950s, Jean Genet's The Maids must have been a shock. The play, based

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New Music Raises Old Questions

If ever there was a monument to the Western Canon, Paine Hall is it. High above the audience, in proud

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There's a Place For The Jets and Sharks

In 1995, it would probably be impossible to write a musical about gang warfare, racism, police brutality, and attempted rape.

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'Fat Men' Doesn't Skirt Silver's Complex

Don't let the title fool you. "Fat Men in Skirts" conjures up a vision of the worst of current theatrical

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Lyric Opera's Faust Lacks Acting, Style

Before Andrew Lloyd Webber, there was Charles Gounod. By turning Gounod's philosophical drama Faust If approached in the right ,

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Persuasion Full of Fine Details

Written in the year before her death, Persuasion is Jane Austen's darkest novel. The plot is similar to those of

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Book Champions Theory of Evolution

Book Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life by Daniel Dennett Simon & Schuster 586 pp., $30.00 There

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Henri Cole

Henri Cole, Briggs-Copeland lecturer in poetry, is the professor of two creative writing classes, English Cpr and English Cqr. Cole,

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Goodnight Squanders Talent Dreaming of a Better Script

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald directed by Jose Zayas at the Loeb Experimental Theater May 4 and

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