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    36 Views

    If there was any skepticism about playwright Naomi Iizuka's popularity, she might have quieted it with 36 Views, a world premiere with bold British director Mark Wing-Davey at the helm. Named after Japanese artist Hokusai's series "Thirty Six Views of…
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    Culture, Stage The Crucifixion of Galilei

    The Crucifixion of Galilei

    A version of The Life of Galileo nine years ago, by the Berliner Ensemble in Germany, may stand as the best play I've ever seen. The Wall had fallen eight months before, and without any special help from the costume…
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    Beaux Ideal

    Pre-show publicity to the contrary, there are no heaps of rotting fruit or mounds of steaming horse manure in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre intended to re-create the stench of Restoration England, the setting of George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem. Director…
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    Aisle Seat

    Roses to Road Apples Director Mark Wing-Davey is performing a series of "rot experiments" at Berkeley Rep in preparation for the opening of The Beaux' Stratagem on Sept. 13. For this Restoration period play, one of the first to be…
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    Mixed Messages

    "All media work us over completely," said Marshall McLuhan, the social philosopher best known for his pioneering exploration into the effects of electronic media on the human psyche. As conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, and presented by the New…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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