Daily Archives: September 29, 2015

MADAMA BUTTERFLY: Robert Wilson’s Triumph

  No one has represented American avant-garde performance more faithfully for over fifty years than Robert Wilson. But Winston Churchill noted, “To each there comes in their life time a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents.” For […]

COMEDIE-FRANCAISE: Le Misanthrope as Chekhov

“Moliere’s protagonists are not just eccentrics, they are madmen. They are possessed. They have an idea…and that idea is fever in the blood.” No clearer example of Eric Bentley’s famous description can be found than in Clement Hervieu-Leger’s overwhelming production of Moliere’s 1666 “comedy”, The Misanthrope, or the Splenetic Lovers.” Mr. Hervieu-Leger has fashioned a […]