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Simon Russell Beale’s ‘King Lear’ headed to cinema screens

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The National Theatre announced that NT Live will show the landmark Sam Mendes production of “King Lear” starring Simon Russell Beale on cinema screens across the UK and around the world on May 1. It is … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Alan Bennett’s ‘The Habit of Art’

By Ray Bennett LONDON — Alan Bennett has a lot on his mind in his latest play, “The Habit of Art,” including creativity, aging, fame, anonymity and sex, and it hangs together because of his gift for language and fine … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Henry IV Part 1 and Part 2’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Nicholas Hytner’s immaculate National Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1” is so vibrant and enthralling that it cries out to finally be made as a movie. Michael Gambon as Falstaff (above) and … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Marivaux’s ‘The False Servant’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – It’s not just the servants who are false in this sleek and entertaining story of sexual intrigue in that elegant segment of French society known for its dangerous liaisons. Martin Crimp has updated Pierre de … Continue reading

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