Month: January 2013

  • Month: January 2013
January 30, 2013 | Film,

David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and the Birth of the Term Lynchian

It begins with a severed ear in a grassy field.  It’s out of place, it’s a metaphor, it’s a plot point, it’s simultaneously creepy, funny and intriguing.  In a word,...

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January 29, 2013 | What Did You Think?,

What did you think of THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS?

Did you enjoy the revitalized commedia dell’arte style of the classic Goldoni text? Let us know what you thought about The Servant of Two Masters by commenting here.

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January 28, 2013 | Theatre,

Making It Up As You Go

My first job in the theatre was to usher for the Late Night Jazz Series at New York’s Public Theater. Invariably, the highlight of these evenings for me would come...

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January 25, 2013 | Theatre,

Check out these films, books, and music related to The Servant of Two Masters!

FILMS Casanova (2005) Heath Ledger brings the larger-than-life rogue Casanova to life in 18th Century Venice, complete with gondolas, piazzas and masquerades. Following the scandalously funny exploits of the iconic anti-hero...

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January 24, 2013 | Theatre,

The Comedy of Craft: Stock Characters of Commedia dell’Arte

Comedy, which is, or ought to be, a school for propriety, should only expose human weaknesses for the sake of correcting them. -Carlo Goldoni If anyone knows a thing or...

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January 17, 2013 | Theatre,

Carlo Goldoni: One of the Greatest Italian Dramatists

Courtesy of the Guthrie Theater As the author of more than 130 comedies, Carlo Goldoni is among the greatest dramatists of Italy and, with Carlo Gozzi, was one of the pillars...

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January 15, 2013 | Film,

The Many Stories of the Boston Busing/Desegregation Crisis

In 2009, Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie spoke at a TED Talks conference on The Danger of a Single Story. I was blown away by her idea. It was a simple...

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January 10, 2013 | Theatre,

Listen to The Servant of Two Masters podcast!

Today ArtsEmerson’s Executive Director Rob Orchard spoke with The Servant of Two Masters‘ director Christopher Bayes about this commedia dell’arte production and its upcoming run at the Paramount. Listen in...

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