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Report From New York: Margulies Echoes Chekhov In Well-Built The Country House

Donald Margulies’ The Country House riffs on Chekhov’s The Seagull but stands as its own as a compassionately sad-funny portrait of an emotional landscape.

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Report From New York: Lithgow’s Turn As The Columnist Is A Report From 1963

How do handle an era which is vibrantly alive in the memories of older audience members yet only an antiseptic chapter in a textbook to younger audiences? David Auburn’s play The Columnist does not mean to deal directly with those issues. But they nag at audiences for whom Auburn’s recreation of the pre- and post-Camelot Era of politics either needs nothing but a few passing references for some patrons or an entire dramaturg’s background essay for others.

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