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John Simon

January 25, 1999 | Theater Review
Poetry in Motion

Boldly defying an insurmountable language barrier, bam imports two of Racine's masterpieces, "Phèdre" and "Britannicus," to America.

January 25, 1999 | Theater Review
"Far East"
January 11, 1999 | Theater Review
Tedious Tidbits

Bite-size but toothless, plays like "Freedomland" and "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told" prove that good things don't always come in small packages.

January 4, 1999 | Theater Review
"Stop Kiss" and "Bosoms and Neglect"
January 4, 1999 | Theater Review
Too Blue

Hare's adaptation tries too hard to be blue. Problem is, this bare Kidman is barely Schnitzler.

January 4, 1999 | Theater Review
Trial and Eros

"Parade" is a somber musical that works.

December 14, 1998 | Theater Review
Electra Shock

Zöe Wanamaker's punk haircut is a metaphor for this junk production of Sophocles' monumental tragedy, which has been shorn of all its grandeur.

October 19, 1998 | Theater Review
Birdbrained

The British choreographer Matthew Bourne sticks his neck out with an all-male flight of swans, but his travesty of "Swan Lake" just won't fly.

October 19, 1998 | Theater Review
In Brief: "The Uneasy Chair"
October 19, 1998 | Theater Review
In Brief: "'Til the Rapture Comes"
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