The Present: Bringing Chekhov’s real life to the stage

Some of my most pleasant memories of my graduate school days at New York University in the late sixties were the lectures by Professor Robert W. Corrigan, then Dean of the School of the Arts, and an acknowledged drama educator, critic and writer. He reminded me of Robert Redford: he had the looks, a beautiful … Continue reading The Present: Bringing Chekhov’s real life to the stage

Suddenly Last Summer: Tennessee Williams at his shocking best at the Sydney Opera House

My wife, not usually given to superlatives, said after watching the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Suddenly Last Summer, it was the best play she had ever seen. I thought back to my theatre-going days in New York City in the late sixties, when I saw Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance with Hume Cronyn and … Continue reading Suddenly Last Summer: Tennessee Williams at his shocking best at the Sydney Opera House