Historically, Amadeus is baloney. Theatrically, it’s a feast. Musically, the National Theatre’s 2016 production of Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play — a recording of which is being streamed online through July 23 — arguably shares something of the same fate as Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri. This Amadeus suffers from comparison with the 1984 film directed by Milos […]
Review: The Few. Samuel D. Hunter’s entertaining play about loneliness
Watching Gideon Glick’s expressive face in The Few– elated one moment, defeated the next, then adoring, angry, hurt, resigned — is one key to unlocking the mystery of how this Play-PerView’s no-frills Zoom reading of Samuel D. Hunter’s 2014 Off-Broadway play (available online through July 16), can be so entertaining and amusing, even though its […]
The Deep Blue Sea Review: Helen McCrory’s stunning performance of a woman wracked and trapped by love
On the surface, The Deep Blue Sea might seem a love triangle, but Helen McCrory’s performance makes it a prism — multifaceted, disorienting, and brilliant – in the National Theatre’s 2016 production of Terence Rattigan’s 1952 play, which is being presented online through July 16. We first see Hester unconscious on the floor of her […]
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