Socrates actively engaged in his search for understanding — talking, talking and talking, and asking leading questions — serene as the time approaches for drinking the hemlock, the Athenian state’s means of executing the philosopher on grounds of believing in his own gods and corrupting the youth, is an iconic historical event. Through the use of live actors speaking the words while manipulating small puppets, and with shadow puppetry on the background screen, The Republic, Or, My Dinner With Socrates seeks to draw for its interest on the tension between philosophizing and imminent death but unfortunately the production fails its material.
- Art Review | Boxer at Rest, Greek bronze sculpture of the Hellenistic period, late 4th-2nd century B.C., loan exhibit | Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, June 1 – July 15, 2013 (4)
- Film Note | Cave of Forgotten Dreams | Written and Directed by Werner Herzog (4)
- Art Review | The Young Archer sculpture “attributed to Michelangelo” | Metropolitan Museum of Art (8)
- michael hunt stolbsc: i just came across this site agan and wish to thsnk you for your kind comments about my own...
- Review | Shakespeare’s As You Like It | Directed by John Doyle | Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, Long Island (3)
- shelley: thank you, yvonne, for conveying the enchantment of As You Like It l…without even having to see the...
- Larry: This is the one review I’ve read of this soporific production that matches my experience. Having seen...
- Edward: Shakespeare’s Shakespeare and no matter what you do to it, there are still the most wonderful words...
- Review | Thoroughly Modern Millie | Book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan | Music by Jeanine Tesori | Lyrics by Dick Scanlan | North Fork Community Theatre, Mattituck, Long Island (1)
- Kurt: Indeed, this was a delightful, fun evening of the hijinks musical presented with great enthusiasm and talent....
- Review | Intimate Apparel | By Lynn Nottage | Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, Long Island (1)
- Joyce: A very good experience even though the second act’s coincidences aren’t convincing. The play well...
- Review | Blood Knot | Written and Directed by Athol Fugard | Starring Colman Domingo as Zachariah and Scott Shepherd as Morris | Signature Theatre
- Review | Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler | Directed by Linsay Firman | Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
- Art Review | Boxer at Rest, Greek bronze sculpture of the Hellenistic period, late 4th-2nd century B.C., loan exhibit | Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, June 1 – July 15, 2013
- Review | The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams | Directed by Harris Yulin | Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
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