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Cheers to our Will, not sorry old George

By Ray Bennett Today is St. George’s Day named for the patron saint of several places  such as Aragon, Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal and Russia. Oh, and England. We English, of course, don’t mark April 23 in … Continue reading

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Film Review Brief: Trevor Nunn’s ‘Red Joan’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Trevor Nunn’s slightly old-fashioned espionage drama ‘Red Joan’, which opens in the United Kingdom today, won’t set any box-office records but it is an absorbing drama. Sophie Cookson (pictured above with Stephen Campbell Moore) is … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Terence Rattigan’s ‘Flare Path’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – It’s hill of beans time in Terence Rattigan’s wartime drama Flare Path as three little people realize what their problems amount to in a world made crazy by nightly bombing raids as Britain fights alone … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Rachel Wagstaff’s ‘Birdsong’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A vibrant love story and the searing experience of World War I in the trenches are combined successfully in British novelist Sebastian Faulks’ bestseller “Birdsong.” It has thwarted filmmakers so far but young playwright Rachel … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Kevin Spacey in ‘Inherit the Wind’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Director Trevor Nunn brings vividly to life a famous courtroom clash between two idealistic heavyweights in the Old Vic production of “Inherit the Wind,” with unforgettable performances by Kevin Spacey and David Troughton as the … Continue reading

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‘Gone With the Wind’ musical to close

By Ray Bennett LONDON — To no one’s great surprise, Trevor Nunn’s West End production of a new musical version of “Gone With the Wind” will soon be just that and plans for a New York production have been shelved. … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Trevor Nunn’s ‘Gone With the Wind’ musical

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Tomorrow is another day for Scarlett O’Hara but how long that will remain true for the new musical “Gone With the Wind” is another question. Three-time Tony-winning director Trevor Nunn has delivered a long-winded show … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Kevin Spacey as ‘Richard II’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Kevin Spacey brings his penetrating wit to the title role of Shakespeare’s “Richard II” at the Old Vic and helps director Trevor Nunn’s modern-dress production achieve a thoroughly modern relevance. Men in suits armed with … 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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