Tag Archives: Tennessee Williams

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Master Builder’ at the Almeida

By Ray Bennett LONDON – When conscience and vanity come wrapped up in a package as enticing as Gemma Arterton, it’s no wonder that Stephen Dillane is mesmerized in the title role of Henrik Ibsen’s metaphoric fable “The Master Builder” … Continue reading

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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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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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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Rose Tattoo’ at the National

By Ray Bennett The incomparable Maureen Stapleton, who died in 2006, played Serafina delle Rosa, the red hot Sicilian mama in Tennessee Williams’ “The Rose Tattoo” when it opened on Broadway in 1951. Stapleton and co-star Eli Wallach won Tony … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Period of Adjustment’ by Tennessee Williams

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “Period of Adjustment” was a rare stab at comedy by Tennessee Williams but whatever humor there might be in the dialog is lost in the Almeida’s current revival, which depends on exaggerated Southern accents for … Continue reading

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