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Last week I saw the film Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story and enjoyed it. I was surprised to discover, though, how much it had in common with the later film The Trip. Both are Michael Winterbottom films that … Continue reading

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Theatrical Breathplay

While they bother no one else, I loathe the period in a play between when one scene ends and another begins. Scene changes! They all happen the same way: the sound designer plays a flaccid jingle, the lighting designer shows … Continue reading

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The Genocidal Theatregoer

When I see a terrible play about angsty Caucasians who are wealthier than me, I usually walk out of it muttering one thing: “Kill all white people.” Healthy thoughts! And that’s why I have to avoid most off-Broadway and Broadway … Continue reading

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