Ghost Stories by Ibsen

Ghost Stories by Ibsen Ibsen's Rosmersolm is a dark, spooky play featuring one Rebecca West, arguably the most demonic heroine in all dramatic literature, including Lady Macbeth. Set in a ghostly, old manse near a flooding llrace where the former Mrs. Beata Rosmer leapt to her death,  ...

‘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 hero’s purported inwardness, ever since Henry Irving’s interpretation; there’s his  ...

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 society and longing to break free. But there is an  ...

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 blasphemous to say that John Guare's The House of Blue  ...

culturevulture.net – review

“Ice Glen,” running through Dec. 10 at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, is a bagatelle, a brush of a butterfly wing, a brief haiku that is pretty but has little meaning. The descriptions are apt; as Joan Ackermann’s pleasant little play strives to combine the worlds of society, nature and  ...

Hay Fever

... Hay Fever has been described as a comedy of bad manners. Unfortunately, Declan Donnellan has turned Coward's wickedly funny and deceptively vicious play into something more akin to a burlesque. In the process he has also dulled the edge of both its wit and its telling observations about  ...

10 Things I Hate About You

10 Things I Hate About You, the feature film debut of TV veteran Gil Junger, has the feel of a TV sitcom. If you've turned on your tube in the last ten years you've run into this formula over and over again: kids who seem sex crazed and loony  ...