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Shakespeare in America: A Tale of Two Stratfords on Paul Robeson’s Birthday

In his introduction to Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now (Library of America $29.95), James Shapiro writes of the “steady stream of American tourists” visiting the…

Exhibition of Portraits by Micah Williams Opens With Reception at Morven, Thursday

Morven Museum and Garden will launch it’s newest exhibition, “Micah Williams: Portrait Artist,” with a public reception on Thursday, April 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition draws upon…

Richardson Chamber Players Welcomes Spring With Concert of English Chamber Music

The Richardson Chamber Players focused its final program of the season on “words in the English language that carry poetic promise,” and decided “England” was one of those words. The…

Noah: Crowe Portrays Noah in Novel Adaptation of Bible Story

Anybody with a rudimentary knowledge of the Bible is familiar with the story of Noah and the ark. That scriptural passage, found in Genesis, is about a righteous patriarch recruited…

Pairings and Passings: It’s Never Too Late to Read Julian Moynahan (1925-2014)

I watched him work in the back house where his study was located, his silver hair framed by the window and I wished I had something interesting to tell him.…

Life Is … a (Mind-Bendingly Intellectual and Kinky) Audition In Ives’s Erotic, Comic Drama, “Venus in Fur,” at Theatre Intime

Bursting into the audition room, she looks like every director’s worst nightmare: crude, ditzy, desperate, needy, self-pitying, late, and completely wrong for the classy role. She seems like a composite…

PSO Explores Dreams and the Night In Concert at Richardson Auditorium

Musical dream sequences often occur in opera, but symphonic works conveying dreams are less common. Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presented a concert of “Nights and Dreams” this past weekend, exploring…

The Grand Budapest Hotel: Ralph Fiennes Delivers as Concierge in Wes Anderson Comedy

Wes Anderson’s films are one of a kind, as easy to identify as, say a Thelonious Monk piano solo or a Frank Sinatra vocal. You can spot one of his…

Found by Robert Frost On the Poet’s Birthday, or Adventures in a Parked Car

Every time I pull into a parking lot, regardless of the season, I notice people just sitting in their cars, probably texting, or surfing the net, or talking on cell…

Curators Show Their Artistry In The Gallery at Chapin School

Dallas Piotrowski has been walking the paths of Grounds For Sculpture for years, finding inspiration in the grounds of the park itself. Most recently, the lotus plants there made such…