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Vol. LXIII, No. 3
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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MOTHER-DAUGHTER REUNION: “My dear mother: you are a wonderful woman: you are stronger than all England,” Vivie (Madeleine Hutchins) tells Mrs. Warren (Suzanne Bertish) before bitter truths emerge and fierce conflict ensues, in George Bernard Shaw’s “Mrs. Warren’s Profession,” playing at McCarter’s Berlind Theatre through February 15.

Mother and Daughter Clash in “Mrs. Warren’s Profession”; Shaw Classic Was Banned in 1893, Still Troubling Today

Donald Gilpin

Banned in 1893 and attacked by early reviewers as “wholly immoral and degenerate,” George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession still has the power to provoke and disturb audiences.

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents World Premiere of Clarinet Concerto

Nancy Plum

Oboes and clarinets were busy on Sunday afternoon as the Princeton Symphony Orchestra presented its winter concert in Richardson Auditorium. Guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen, a new assistant conductor with the Atlanta Symphony, led the Princeton ensemble in pieces which placed a great deal of emphasis on winds, most notably Antonin Dvorak’s Serenade for Winds and a newly commissioned clarinet concerto by American composer Paul Moravec.

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