Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: What Female-Driven Spy Thriller The 355 Lacks in Plot, It (Mostly) Makes Up for in Action

The 355

The legend of Agent 355 is that she was likely America’s first female spy, in operation during the American Revolution, but that she died without anybody knowing her real name. […]

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Stages, Theater

Review: The Divine Sarah Persists in Playing Hamlet in Bernhardt/Hamlet at Goodman Theatre

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Sarah Bernhardt was a towering figure in world theater. The French stage actress performed in classic plays of the time, made theatrical tours around the world, including across the U.S., […]

Nancy S Bishop /
Stages, Theater

Review: Compass Theatre’s What We’re Up Against Shows 1992 Workplace Sexism Is Still Alive and Well

Playwright Theresa Rebeck is a master of dialogue and never hesitates to portray the bad manners of her contemporaries. Her 2011 play, What We’re Up Against, just opened as the […]

Nancy S Bishop /
Review, Stages, Theater

Stage Shorts: Three New York Plays Celebrating Solo Performers

The three plays I saw last weekend in New York provided insights into how theater works, and emphasized language and physicality. Two are one-person performances and the third strongly highlights […]

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