Monthly Archives: April 2004

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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THEATRE REVIEW: Simon Gray’s ‘Holy Terror’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – “The Holy Terror” is neither holy nor a terror although it is wholly terrible, being partly a satirical blast at book publishing that misfires on all cylinders and partly a dissection of a man’s descent … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: David Mamet’s ‘Oleanna’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – David Mamet seems like he would be the kind of scholarly poker player who, when someone hauls in a big pot through intuition and luck, chides the player for staying in with that hand. Mamet … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: Trollope’s ‘He Knew He Was Right’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – From the moment wealthy young Louis Trevelyan sits down with Sir Marmaduke Rowley, governor of the Mandarin Islands, to negotiate his betrothal to Rowley’s beautiful and spirited daughter Emily, two things are obvious: They are … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Jonathan Pryce in Albee’s ‘The Goat’

By Ray Bennett Following a much publicized Broadway run, it is testament to the power of Edward Albee’s play “The Goat, or, Who is Sylvia?” and the conviction of this Almeida Theatre staging of it that the central character’s declaration … Continue reading

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