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Why Andy Griffith could never be ‘A Face In The Crowd’

By Ray Bennett Andy Griffith made his big screen debut in Elia Kazan’s 1957 drama “A Face In The Crowd” as a charismatic media sensation named Lonesome Rhodes who exploits his sudden popularity for political gain. In the second excerpt … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Rachel Weisz in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A knockout performance by Rachel Weisz as Blanche DuBois is the main reason to see “A Streetcar Named Desire,” running at London’s Donmar Warehouse through October 3. But the production has many other riches. Tony-winning … Continue reading

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