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Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
Can you do a play about an invisible man? About an African-American whom others simply refuse to see? Ralph Ellison, it seems fair to surmise, thought probably not. Not well, anyway. Not something that would do justice to the moment, shortly after the end...
Literary editorA vast national audience rooted for Precious, the heroine of the film of that name and of Sapphire's novel "Push," as she learned to read with a dedicated teacher's help. Profoundly abused, obese, barely literate and HIV-infected, Precious set about...
Orlando Theater Blog“I’m not bitter,” explains the title character in the comedy “The Understudy.” In fact, he explains it repeatedly, you know, in that way that makes you doubt the truthfulness of that statement. Harry (Josh Geoghagan) has...
Tribune Reporter"Twitterature" was created by University of Chicago students Emmett Rensin and Alex Aciman who aim to re-imagine and shed insight into classic literary titles in 20 sentences of less, no more than 140 characters at a time. According to Twitterature.com...
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The unbelievable turn of events pertaining to the Sun's editorial "Zero tolerance? Zero common sense" (May 10) is something so Kafkaesque that one would never believe it could happen in the good old U.S. of A. Franz Kafka's "The Trail" is a chilling...
The one-act play is alive and well at Orange Coast College. A dozen of them will be unveiled this weekend only at OCC's Drama Lab Studio Theater. Billed as "original and published one-act plays for mature audiences," the program, which opened Thursday,...
The Theater LoopTHEATER REVIEW: "K." â â Â½ Through Nov. 28 by The Hypocrites at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.; Running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes; Tickets: $28 at 773-989-7352 and www.ovationtix.com In 1996, when Greg Allen first produced his distinctive...
The Theater LoopTHEATER REVIEW: "Odradek" â â Through March 5 at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.; Running time: 1 hour, 25 minutes; Tickets: $25 at 773-769-3832 or www.thehousetheatre.com In Franz Kafka's short story âThe Cares of a Family Man,â the...
Things to know about our book club: Our book club began in Glenview during the big snow in 1967 when two mothers, snowed in with young children, decided to organize a neighborhood book club for much-needed intellectual stimulation. We started with six...
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