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According to the dictionary, "mimetic" means "imitative." Given that this original play is set primarily at the San Francisco Zoo, the title could be referring to the actors mimicking animals. Or maybe the performers are playing animals mimicking humans. After…
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Culture, Stage Professional Suicide

Professional Suicide

The expressions "next big thing" and "theater practitioner" are, generally speaking, contradictions in terms. If a dramatist or stage director gains any kind of recognition beyond the pages of American Theatre Magazine, it's usually either because he's already put the…
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Culture, Stage An Irreverent <i>Death</i>

An Irreverent Death

If Konstantin Stanislavsky is the grandfather of modern acting, Vsevolod Meyerhold is his upstart son -- a sort of Jung to the older man's Freud: Meyerhold created a stylized alternative to the Stanislavsky Method, but died in disgrace (by firing…
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Calendar, Performance "Disappeared" No Longer

"Disappeared" No Longer

THURS 12/11 Vsevolod Meyerhold was an iconoclast during a time when to draw attention to oneself was to risk everything. Famed for his work on a number of influential early-20th-century Russian plays, the director used experimental theater as an outlet…
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