Thinking About Theater

Staying Power and the Power to Leave

Why shows can be — but shouldn't be — walked out of.

Talking of Turkeys (Part II)

How to tell a legendary disaster from a simple flop.

Lear, There, and Everywhere (Part II)

Further reflections on a tormenting play.

Me, the World, and The Killer

Translate Ionesco, and who knows what planet you might wake up on.

Gilbert & Sullivan & ... the Marx Brothers? (Part II)

When artists argue about money, the argument's really about art.

Gilbert & Sullivan & ... Frankenstein?

A carpet for the theater lobby can cost a lot — in terms of friendships and careers.

Credits, or Credibility? (Part II)

Is that a star, or just a string of credits?

Credits, or Credibility?

With everyone hungry for the security of big names, does art stand a chance?

Connecting with Brecht (Part II)

Brecht's route from Stockholm to Berlin: via Helsinki, Hollywood, and Broadway.

Connecting With Brecht

Follow a great theater poet, and you can't tell where you'll wind up.