It is playwright David Bar Katz’s singular insight that Superman, like the other extraordinary men and women of the comics – Batman, Spiderman and the like – were primarily the creation of Jewish writers and artists. (Batman’s creators Bob Kane and Bill Finger, Captain America’s creators Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, and Spiderman’s creator Stan […]
Archives for June 13, 2012
Suzanne Andrade’s The Animals and Children Took to the Streets is, as Monty Python once explained, something completely different. It’s not really a play, although it tells a story. It’s not really a musical, although it has music in it. And it’s not really animation or film, even though both elements are crucial to its […]
While Mozart’s three comic operas (“opera buffa”) Don Giovanni, La Nozze de Figaro, and Cosi Fan Tutti may loom largest among his operatic legacy, his serious operas (“opera seria”) boast noteworthy drama and lush compositions, as exemplified by In Series’ moving, accessible production of Idomeneo.