‘Hamlet': More on The Melancholy Dane

Hamlet became our badge of cultural literacy so long ago, it is well nigh impossible to see a production without stumbling over the baggage of familiarity. To list some of it as a reminder of the trouble, there’s the  ...

A Streetcar Named Desire

Streetcar 1: L-R: Orla Boylan (sings Blanche BuBois) & Sam McElroy (sings Stanley Kowalski) PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAT REDMOND Opera Ireland Dublin: Gaiety Theatre 19-25 November, 2006 A rancid night in Dublin city: snarling rain tearing through  ...

Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco Feb 9-March 11, 2007 Hedda Gabler has long stood beside Nora of A Doll’s House as an example of Henrik Ibsen’s women, hemmed in by the conventions of their  ...

House of Blue Leaves: culturevulture.net

Written by John Guare Direction by Nicholas Martin With Kate Burton, Jane Kaczmarek, and John Pankow Mark Taper Forum http://www.CenterTheatreGroup.org/ August 30 -- October 19, 2008 John Pankow, Jane Kaczmarek, Kate Burton. Photo: Craig Schwartz. Is it  ...

Off the Black (2006)

Directed by: James Ponsoldt Starring: Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Timothy Hutton and Sally Kirkland Release Date: December 8, 2006 Running Time: 92 minutes Rating: "R" by the MPAA Off  ...

Words of My Perfect Teacher

Buddhism is a strange religion to us Westerners. Buddhists do not have a God, nor do they have the consolation prize of life after death. They do believe in reincarnation, though it’s more like a necessary pit stop  ...

China Blue

Young factory workers pin their eyes open to avoid sleep. China Blue A film by Micha X. Peled Produced and Directed by Micha Peled and Song Chen Beyond anything else, China Blue is glaring evidence of the exploitation  ...

Death of a President

Using the genre of fictional documentary permits British director Gabriel Range to get to the heart of what’s gone terribly wrong in the United States since 9/11. Death of a President is above all, a thoughtful and compassionate, if deeply  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Little Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) is weaned too soon from the maternal teat of her royal Austrian homeland and queen mother Maria Teresa (Marianne Faithfull). Having brokered a marriage of political convenience, Maria Teresa sends her naïve and uneducated daughter  ...