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Culture, The Exhibitionist De-Disneyfied Pirates in Mary Zimmerman's <i>Treasure Island</i>, at Berkeley Rep

De-Disneyfied Pirates in Mary Zimmerman's Treasure Island, at Berkeley Rep

Eric Rohmer suffuses his 1996 film A Summer’s Tale with the sea mist that France’s Atlantic coast is known for. It’s  an ordinary story of a handsome young man whose good fortune with the opposite sex fogs up his…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bohemian Grave: The Montgomery Block

Bohemian Grave: The Montgomery Block

Welcome to Bohemian Grave, a semi-regular feature on the vanished countercultural history of San Francisco, from long before anyone started lamenting the impending demise of Lucky 13. When the Transamerica Pyramid was completed in 1972, the 853-foot tower was…
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Calendar, Night&Day Don't Miss the Train

Don't Miss the Train

Famed for setting complex and unlikely texts to music, Pulitzer-winning composer Dominick Argento has plumbed the depths of Virginia Woolf's diary, and combined Chekhov's one act On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco with passages from the Audubon's Birds of…
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News, The Snitch Arrrrgh, Mendozer: Octogenarian Raconteur to Tell All On 'Treasure Island' Scribe

Arrrrgh, Mendozer: Octogenarian Raconteur to Tell All On 'Treasure Island' Scribe

John Gaul has many a story to tell. But it is a race occasion, such as this, that he will By Joe Eskenazi Listen! John Gaul has come unstuck in time. Bedecked in a bowler hat, a sky blue…
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April Is the Foolest Month

"It is better to be a fool than to be dead," declared Robert Louis Stevenson in Crabbed Age and Youth. The First Church of the Last Laugh agrees -- this is the 20th time they've staged April Fools' Day celebration…
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