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THEATRE REVIEW: Lester and Kinnear in ‘Othello’

By Ray Bennett Nicholas Hytner’s production of “Othello” at the National Theatre has drawn rave reviews from UK critics and in the theatre it was easy to be consumed by the power of the play and the great acting, but … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Rory Kenner in ‘Hamlet’ at the National

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “Now I am alone,” Hamlet says, and a key light immediately pins him down as a reminder that he never is alone. No one is ever alone in Nicholas Hytner’s riveting production of the William … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Peter Flannery’s ‘Burnt By the Sun’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The Gulag comes to Chekhov in “Burnt By the Sun,” Peter Flannery’s absorbing stage adaptation of Nikita Mikhalkov’s 1995 foreign-language Oscar-winning film. The story is set just before the Second World War as Russian dictator … Continue reading

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OLIVIER AWARDS: Wins for Ejiofor, Scott Thomas, ‘Hairspray’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kristin Scott Thomas (left) and the Broadway smash “Hairspray” won top honors Sunday at the Laurence Olivier Awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Tony Awards. Ejiofor was named best actor for his title … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Stage version of the movie ‘Festen’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Thomas Vinterberg’s “Festen,” a deeply affecting 1998 Danish film about the birthday party from hell, has been adapted into an emotionally shattering play in the hands of London’s Almeida Theatre Company. Dramatized by David Eldridge … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Ben Whishaw in Trevor Nunn’s ‘Hamlet’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Trevor Nunn’s breathtaking new production of “Hamlet” sees the Danish prince as James Dean in “East of Eden,” an immature and deeply torn young man whose love for his father and conflicted feelings for his … Continue reading

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