The Crucible – Arthur Miller

Online references on Arthur Miller "It's hard to hold a pen with a clenched fist," said Ralph Ellison, and works of art inspired by contemporary political grievance do not do well in the survivability  ...

The Goat or Who is Sylvia? – Edward Albee

Edward Albee's new play is puzzling, powerful, bawdy, disturbing and deeply weird. It challenges a viewer to decide whether what seems to be happening in the world of the play is really happening, and once that conclusion has been  ...

The Dazzle – Richard Greenberg

In Richard Greenberg's fascinating and flawed new play, The Dazzle, the central character, Langley Collyer, seems to be a direct descendant of some weird Swiftian creation. Collyer has a whole mansion that he fills with the things (here, imagine  ...

Blithe Spirit – No�l Coward

Thirty years after his death, the plays of No�l Coward continue to be performed with great frequency, an indication both of public popularity and of roles that make desirable vehicles for actors to do star turns. Broadway will see  ...

Hinterland – Sebastian Barry

London: Royal National Theatre February 28 - April 20 There are interesting thematic and structural feints in Sebastian Barry’s new play, and it contains enough political, philosophical, and psychological threads to suggest a genuine  ...

Bedbound – Enda Walsh

Enda Walsh has yet to achieve the international renown of Conor McPherson, but he is one of the most ferocious new voices in contemporary Irish theatre. He shot to fame in 1996 with the production of Disco Pigs, a  ...

The Castle – Franz Kafka

Near the end of The Castle, K sits outside the forever closed gate of the mysterious castle to which he desperately wants to gain admittance. Herr Erlanger, top secretary to the all-powerful Herr Klamm, has a line that is almost  ...

The Beard of Avon – Amy Freed

San Francisco American Conservatory Theater January 10 - February 10, 2002 With historical records from the sixteenth century a whole lot less than complete, it's no wonder that generations of scholars have speculated endlessly  ...