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  • Review: 'The Daemon Knows' by Harold Bloom

    Review: 'The Daemon Knows' by Harold Bloom
    Every book by Harold Bloom I've read — 19, now, of 36 — is a mess. The popular works produced over the last 25 years, in particular, seem to have been composed according to the structural principles of a teenage boy's bedroom. This shambolic new 500-page study of the American Sublime — represented by Whitman, Melville, Emerson, Dickinson, Hawthorne, Henry James, Twain, Frost, Wallace Stevens, T. S. Eliot, Faulkner and Hart Crane — is no exception.
  • Bay Theatre brings Emily Dickinson to life in season finale

    In her end-of-season program note, Bay Theatre Company co-founder and artistic director Janet Luby refers to "the astonishing success of Bay Theatre's 2011-2012 season," and promised that this season's final production would do justice to the preceding...

    An invisible man, live on stage

    An invisible man, live on stage
    Can you do a play about an invisible man? About an African-American whom others simply refuse to see? Ralph Ellison, it seems fair to surmise, thought probably not. Not well, anyway. Not something that would do justice to the moment, shortly after the end...

    Theater review: 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Broad Stage

     
    F. Murray Abraham has a splendid fluency with the language of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," now playing at the Broad Stage.

    The Majestic Silver Strings: A fresh spin on old country featuring Buddy Miller, Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz

     
    Two of the more idiosyncratic facets of the guitarist summit meeting of Buddy Miller, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot and Greg Leisz on “Buddy Miller’s The Majestic Silver Strings” album center on Ribot, the instrumentalist extraordinaire who...