A NOTE ON THE CRADLE WILL ROCK

by James Blaszko Marc Blitzstein was a fervent critic of the music and politics of his time, often taking to paper his dissatisfaction with the “privileged society” he felt domineered …

A Note on The Dance of Death

By Callie Fosburgh, Dramaturg When August Strindberg wrote The Dance of Death in the spring of 1900, he was already an established name in European theater. Born the son of …

Brecht’s Great Historical Gangster Play

by Abigail Jean-Baptiste, Assistant Director “It is easy to blame it on Hitler…[but] the evil has a deeper source.” – Aimé Cesaire, poet. In 1933, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi …

Carmen on Stage, Film, and Ice: A Little History

by Ivy Duerr Most of those here tonight know that Carmen Jones is an adaptation of Bizet’s 1875 opera Carmen, but fewer people know that even the opera with which …

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