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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Glass Menagerie’ at the Young Vic

By Ray Bennett LONDON — In a dream, there is always music, says Leo Bill as Tom, the nostalgic wanderer who narrates Tennessee Williams’ autobiographical play “The Glass Menagerie” and the Young Vic’s refreshing revival honors the playwright’s vision with … Continue reading

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BERLIN FILM REVIEW: Mike Leigh’s ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’

By Ray Bennett BERLIN — No one expects confection from British sobersides Mike Leigh and so his light-as-air new film “Happy-Go-Lucky” is as surprising as it is delicious with an indelible performance by new star Sally Hawkins (pictured). As breezy … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Women of Troy’ at the National

By Ray Bennett LONDON – There are moments in Katie Mitchell’s staging of Don Taylor’s version of “Women of Troy” when the fate of all women condemned to suffering by war and oppression is made sorrowfully clear. An imprisoned queen, … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: George Bernard Shaw’s ‘You Never Can Tell’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Anyone who has seen “Pygmalion” (or “My Fair Lady”) will know what kind of sexual politics to expect from George Bernard Shaw’s less well-known and well-crafted but similarly engaging comedy of manners, “You Never Can … Continue reading

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