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THEATRE REVIEW: Mark Rylance in ‘Jerusalem’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “We are an unruly people,” Queen Elizabeth I warned the King of Spain, by which she meant the likes of Johnny “Rooster” Byron the Romany outlaw who cries freedom from his little patch of English … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Noel Coward’s spirited drawing room comedy “Blithe Spirit” is as ticklish and ephemeral as champagne bubbles but Thea Sharrock’s new production in the West End lets out most of the fizz and allows in all … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In Howard Davies’s suspenseful and moving production, Arthur Miller’s 1947 play “All My Sons,” which tells of a man who puts his own and his family’s well being above his responsibility to others, remains as … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Josh Hartnett in ‘Rain Man’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In a reversal of the usual path of play to movie, the hit West End production of “Rain Man,” with an adaptation by Dan Gordon, has Hollywood star Josh Hartnett in the film’s Tom Cruise … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Noel Coward’s ‘The Vortex’

By Ray Bennett Noel Coward wrote “The Vortex” in 1924 as a cautionary tale about the price to be paid for overindulging in the roaring ’20s, but his characters appear frightfully shallow and their antics tiresomely petty in the 21st … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Jonathan Pryce in ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – David Mamet’s already spare drama “Glengarry Glen Ross” has been pared to the bone in a scintillating revival that stars Jonathan Pryce (pictured left) , who shows that spending time on such light Hollywood fare as … Continue reading

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