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Calendar, Night&Day Doolittle, Too Late

Doolittle, Too Late

The most salient status symbols in the London of My Fair Lady aren’t walking sticks and pocket watches but diphthongs and fricative H’s. In the Lerner and Loewe musical, norms of speech are so codified by class that phonetics professor…
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Culture, Stage Creature Discomfort

Creature Discomfort

"Alienation," says one of Eric Bogosian's solo-show characters, a shyster spiritualist passing bad advice to a crowded hall, "is simply a lack of money. And of course the corollary: Money brings deep and abiding harmony." The four modern young sophisticates…
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Culture, Stage Burning Joan

Burning Joan

Joan of Arc burned as a witch when a church inquisition accused her of heresy in 1431, but her image improved over the next 500 years, until the same church canonized her in 1920. Bernard Shaw wrote Saint Joan shortly…
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Culture, Stage

The Magic Flute

"Ever since, as a boy," wrote Bernard Shaw, "I first breathed the air of the transcendental regions at a performance of Mozart's Zauberflöte, I have been proof against the garish splendors and alcoholic excitements of the ordinary stage...." The first…
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