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THEATRE REVIEW: Eileen Atkins, David Haig in ‘The Sea’

  By Ray Bennett A curious blend of Charlotte Bronte, Oscar Wilde and M. Night Shyamalan, Edward Bond’s eccentric play “The Sea” brings together drawing-room comedy and alien conspiracies in a storm-laden English setting in 1907. In the second production … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Wycherley’s ‘The Country Wife’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – When the curtain goes up in the new West End production of William Wycherley’s Restoration sex comedy “The Country Wife,” Toby Stephens, as a priapic young stud named Horner, is standing alone with his back … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Pirandello’s ‘As You Desire Me’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Kristin Scott Thomas eclipses the memory of Greta Garbo on the London stage with an impeccable performance in the silent screen star’s role in “As You Desire Me” following Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio’s unforgettable fading ballerina … 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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