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Jared Bowen and theater critic Terry Byrne discuss two plays with a common theme: the politics of family and wealth. Stick Fly plays at the Calderwood Pavillion and Paradise Lost at the American Repertory Theater.
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"One of the most exciting and improbable accomplishments in theater in recent years." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times
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As a theater director, Diane Paulus is a proud populist. What does that mean exactly? For Ms. Paulus it involves creating shows that appeal to the mainstream as well as theater snobs, and blurring the line between viewers and actors, which is why so many of her productions rely on an interactive relationship with the audience.
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The Beat offers "The John Collins Interview," a five-part series of video clips featuring Collins' thoughts on acting, theater, literature and watching the clock.
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"The hottest theater ticket in town.... The A.R.T. has created a splash on the cultural scene this season. Under new artistic director Diane Paulus, the company’s first two productions - both immersive, interactive, unconventional takes on Shakespeare - are selling out and attracting many who rarely go to the theater." -Boston Globe
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"daring . . . the finely tuned acting and meticulous direction join to make this stage version dramatically gripping . . . most memorable about the performances is how tight this 13-member ensemble is - they play the piece like a chamber ensemble playing Mozart, and it is beautiful to watch them interact." - EDGE Boston
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"After nearly eight hours together - including a dinner break - my test subject looked both beaten down and satisfied. For him, the written word reigned supreme and he came out seeing Gatz both as a cool way to experience the novel and a victory for F. Scott Fitzgerald." - wbur.org
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"After nearly eight hours together - including a dinner break - my test subject looked both beaten down and satisfied. For him, the written word reigned supreme and he came out seeing Gatz both as a cool way to experience the novel and a victory for F. Scott Fitzgerald." - wbur.org
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"Its great! It¹s wonderful!... Truly engaging... executed with brilliance..." - WGBH Greater Boston
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"Fans of theater and those who love books are likely to be mesmerized by this sprawling and successful theatrical experiment...." - The MetroWest Daily News
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