Tag Archives: Tom Stoppard

TIFF FILM REVIEW: Keira Knightley in ‘Anna Karenina’

By Ray Bennett TORONTO – With a smart and entertaining script by Tom Stoppard and vital contributions from his creative team, Joe Wright has rendered a sumptuous film version of “Anna Karenina” starring Keira Knightley (pictured) that will cause a … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Tom Stoppard’s ‘The Real Thing’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing,” an incisive and funny but warm examination of love, possessiveness and infidelity, cleaned up at the Tony Awards on its two Broadway outings in 1984 and 2000, and the Old … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and ‘The Winter’s Tale’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Simon Russell Beale leads a splendid British and American cast in William Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” and Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” as the Bridge Project – which began at the Brooklyn Academy of Music … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Tom Stoppard’s ‘Arcadia’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – There are many terrific productions on currently in London’s West End but none is better than the revival of “Arcadia” at the Duke of York’s theatre, which is revealed as probably Tom Stoppard’s finest play. … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Kenneth Branagh in ‘Ivanov’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Anton Chekhov wrote “Ivanov” when he was a mere 27, and it shows, and so the Donmar Warehouse’s West End production benefits enormously from having the play re-imagined with the expertise and wisdom of playwright … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Pirandello’s ‘Henry IV’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – It’s a not so fine madness that has an unnamed present day Italian aristocrat believing for 20 years he is the medieval German King Henry IV in Luigi Pirandello’s steely fable, here in a new … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Simon Russell Beale in Stoppard’s ‘Jumpers’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A professor of moral philosophy named George, played superbly by Simon Russell Beale (pictured) dictates his arguments for a speech in defense of the existence of God while, in the adjacent ballroom-sized lounge of his … Continue reading

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