Thinking About Theater

Of Censors and Correctors (Part II)
Henry Fielding, Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Miller, The Mikado, and the pawnbroker's shop sign.
Of Censors and Correctors
Henry Fielding, Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Miller, The Mikado, and the pawnbroker's shop sign.
Hirschfeld, Kahn, Coleman: Theater Lives Worth Contemplating
Three new books and an art exhibit take a closer look at remarkable show-biz careers.
Should Kristin Chenoweth Play Paul Robeson?
How ethnicity and gender have complicated casting.
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.