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Theater news and analysis from The Nation
November 15, 2017
Bertolt Brecht: Poet of Ill Tidings
In his poetry, Brecht captured a world torn apart by war and depression.
June 20, 2017
If Trump Is Julius Caesar, Then Americans Are a Confused and Violent Mob
is hardly an endorsement of assassination—but neither is it the celebration of “small-d democrats” that the Public Theater wants it to be.
June 16, 2017
Adapting ‘Angels in America’
Sometimes, adaptation is a form of redundancy. This new opera, based on Tony Kushner’s 1992 play, is something stirring in its own way and unexpectedly timely.
April 7, 2017
Who Needs the NEA and NEH?
What is really lost when we cut public funds for the arts and humanities.
April 6, 2017
Letters From the April 24/May 1, 2017, Issue
, the article (and a back-and-forth)… Small-town resistance… The Lone Star State sends its regards…
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March 13, 2017
Stop the Trump Administration From Defunding the Arts and Humanities
This is not about fiscal responsibility.
February 16, 2017
Is ‘The Salesman’ the Best Foreign-Language Film of 2016?
Stuart Klawans on Asghar Farhadi’s new feature.
January 19, 2017
The lost sense of hope and idealism in David Hare’s England.
August 5, 2016
‘Privacy’ Can’t Overcome Its Own Gimmick
The new play asks audience members to keep their phones on. And that’s not the only distraction.
August 3, 2016
According to ‘Oslo’
In J.T. Rogers’s new play, the process of negotiating the Oslo Accords is the only concern; how well they turned out is rendered irrelevant.