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John Simon

July 27, 1998 | Theater Review
Paging Esther Williams

In Nicholas Hytner's strangely aquatic version of "Twelfth Night," spectacle and buffoonery take the place of poetry and insight -- his Shakespeare is all wet.

July 20, 1998 | Theater Review
Thin Skin

Without the dazzling cast and direction of the original, the Central Park revival of "The Skin of Our Teeth" loses a great deal of its bite.

July 20, 1998 | Theater Review
In Brief: "Love's Fire"
June 22, 1998 | Theater Review
In Brief: "The Dying Gaul"

Craig Lucas's fine "The Dying Gaul" deserved a longer life.

June 22, 1998 | Theater Review
No Man's Romance

There's nothing romantic about "Cymbeline," a fairy tale about a princess's search for her husband.

June 8, 1998 | Theater Review
In Brief: "Power Plays"
June 8, 1998 | Theater Review
Spamlet

The Royal Shakespeare Company's modern-dress production of "Hamlet" is a tasteless concoction that is neither good nor good for you.

June 1, 1998 | Theater Review
In Brief: "Nasty Little Secrets

"Nasty Little Secrets" is delicious, disturbing, and deep.

June 1, 1998 | Theater Review
Canceled Flight

In Arthur Miller's "Mr. Peters' Connections," a retired pilot journeys to nowhere.

May 18, 1998 | Theater Review
Many-Splendored Flings

A haunting (and haunted) new "Follies" at the Paper Mill Playhouse deserves to run forever -- on Broadway.

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