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Axler's Theater

by Elaine Blair from the New York Review of Books One of the rare funny moments in Philip Roth’s recent novel Everyman (2006) takes place when the unnamed hero visits his parents’ graves in Newark. His health has been poor, his colleagues and friends have been dying, and though he has no reason to think that his [...]
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Robert Ashley: Concrete

“Concrete is a tragedy”, Robert Ashley claimed at a conference in Ferrara before its Italian premiere at the 2008 Aterforum Contemporary Music Festival. He pointed out “It is like Hamlet with no killings”. Well, perhaps he was exaggerating while a bit drunk. The opera has a quite straightforward and transparent structure, four monologues in which [...]
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