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  • Theater figures

    Theater figures Lawrence Roman, 86; best known for writing the hit Broadway play "Under the Yum-Yum Tree" and for adapting the farce into the 1963 movie (May 18) Paul Sills, 80; legendary improvisational director and teacher co-founded the Compass...
  • Harold Pinter, influential playwright and Nobel winner, dies at 78

    Harold Pinter, influential playwright and Nobel winner, dies at 78
    Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning British playwright who addressed the isolation, fear and brutality of life in an original style that changed the face of 20th century theater, has died. He was 78. Pinter, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for...
  • Harold Pinter: master of menace

    Playwright Harold Pinter's dialogue has been compared to everyday prattle that covers a menacing subtext. Truth and falsehoods are subjective, memory can't be relied on, words are negotiating tools or weapons. Pinter commented on this approach in his...
  • Harold Pinter, 1930-2008

    Harold Pinter, 1930-2008
  • Reasons to shiver: New in paperback

    "The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. III" edited by Philip Gourevitch (Picador) "Have you found any professional criticism of your work illuminating or helpful? Edmund Wilson, for example?" asks Julian Jebb, the guy sent by the Paris Review to interview...
  • Le Clezio -- who's he?

    Le Clezio -- who's he?
    If the selection of French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio as the 2008 Nobel literature laureate has anything to tell us, it's that Horace Engdahl means what he says. Last week, Engdahl, the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary, called American...
  • Dating My Husband: Footloose and Family Free

    It seems like most of our married life with kids, my husband, Chad, and I reenacted episodes of Prison Break every time we wanted to go on a date. Sometimes we’d wait until our girls were asleep before we left them with the babysitter and scaled the...
  • 'Fahrenheit 451' burns in flashes

    'Fahrenheit 451' burns in flashes
    It is the curious power of books that they seem to read us as much as we read them; a single sentence can shift our lives forever. That uncanny connection fuels fascism -- and ultimately liberation -- in "Fahrenheit 451," now staged by author Ray...
  • 'A Voyage Round John Mortimer' by Valerie Grove

    'A Voyage Round John Mortimer' by Valerie Grove
    June 25, 2008 Emotionally, William Butler Yeats was a 19th century man, and so his famous dictum that the creative soul must seek "perfection in the life or in the work" once seemed not only practical but also wise. What would the arch-poet have made,...
  • Team effort helps position for the Tony Awards

    Team effort helps position for the Tony Awards
    AMERICANS ARE suckers for teams. The prospect of talents blending into a collective heave ho of inspiration turns us into giddy school kids at recess. Sports fans know better than anyone the joy of watching the gifted spur one another to new heights. Want...
  • Mark Rylance breathes life into 'Boeing-Boeing'

    Mark Rylance breathes life into 'Boeing-Boeing'
    IN THE "Say what?" department, this statement ranks up there: "If Camoletti had written a tragedy of this quality, he'd be up there with Pinter." Few people could get away with comparing Marc Camoletti, the French playwright of the creaky '60s sex...