Scott A. Rosenberg

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The Trouble of Being Born

B EAUMARCHAIS plotted his Figaro as a maze of sexual conflict, class warfare and social satire. For those traveling this

Where Politics and Emotion Meet

A T THE BEGINNING of Talley's Folly, it looks like Lanford Wilson has set out to illustrate a most commonplace

Singspiel in the Subway

M OZART'S MAGIC FLUTE , that innocently expansive, made-up fairy tale cut with slices of Masonic mysticism, is probably the

City of Blight

I N Atlantic City, the East Coast's first legalized gambling paradise takes form on screen as a sore on the

The Real Issue

W E ARE in fundamental agreement with the majority--the military draft is unnecessary, and more importantly counterproductive, a display of

The Roar of the Greasepaint

The Pudding Hasty Pudding: a mixture of corn meal mush, spiced with salt, and served steaming with milk and molasses.

A Statutory Drama

L OLITA HAS BECOME a sort of under-aged siren for the creators of stage and screen, luring writers and directors

No 'Harumphs'

L EE BREUER is directing a rehearsal for the American Repertory Theater production of Lulu . It is less than

Brecht in Boldface

P RESENTING a show with the full title The Seven Deadly Sins of the Lower Middle Class to a Cambridge/Loeb