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Culture, The Exhibitionist Margo Hall Plays the 285-Year-Old Aunt Ester in August Wilson's <i>Gem of the Ocean</i>

Margo Hall Plays the 285-Year-Old Aunt Ester in August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean

The language and rhythms in August Wilson’s plays speak to Margo Hall, and she says they have an element of spirituality and deal with families holding onto their traditions while trying to fit into the world today. An incident…
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Calendar, Night&Day Civil Rights -- and Wrongs -- on Broadway

Civil Rights -- and Wrongs -- on Broadway

Had she not refused to change its title and its ending, Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind, from 1955, would have been the first play by a black woman produced on Broadway. That might seem a bitter irony, given what it's…
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Trouble in Mind. Had she not refused to change its title and its ending, Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind, from 1955, would have been the first play by a black woman produced on Broadway. That might seem a bitter irony,…
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"Trouble in Mind": Theater Review

Had she not refused to change its title and its ending, Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind, from 1955, would have been the first play by a black woman produced on Broadway. That might seem a bitter irony, given what it's…
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The Story

The news industry has been taking a hammering on all sides of late. With the San Francisco Chronicle's owner threatening to sell or fold the paper because of financial problems, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer going Web-only in mid-March, the business…
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Calendar, Night&Day Blues States

Blues States

The operative word here is "verbatim": The Word for Word theater company performs short stories that way. In this case, the company takes on every single letter of Sonny's Blues, by the great American writer James Baldwin. To the uninitiated,…
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