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Fall theater 2014: Classics by Beckett, Foote, Orton will arise anew
Fall theater 2014: Classics by Beckett, Foote, Orton will arise anew

The fall season always brings the hope that something new will astonish us. I'm betting that a few old works might fit the bill. Perhaps I'm in a retrospective state of mind because my post-Labor Day theatergoing began at the beginning, with "Persians," Aeschylus' rarely revived tragedy from 472 BC. The play, given a new gloss by the innovative director Anne Bogart and her SITI Company at the Getty Villa (through Sept. 27), tells the story of a ruinous imperialistic war, but such tales are sadly never old news. Fall arts preview 2014: The season in music, theater and more Next for me was a newfangled version of "The Tempest" at South Coast Repertory...

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