Tag Archives: Terry Teachout

Mike Wallace’s 1958 Dali-ance

From Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout’s invaluable About Last Night blog at ArtsJournal: First, marvel at the Parliament cigarette plug Wallace delivers. Then, marvelous Salvador Dali. The interview is two ships passing in the TV night: Wallace is … Continue reading

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Glengarry Glen Roast

The latest revival of Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet’s landmark update of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, finally held its press opening this week, and the reviews are decidedly mixed. The major Mixmaster? New York Times theater critic Ben … Continue reading

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Small World (Edward R. Murrow, Maria Callas, And The Bottle Of Brandy)

Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout has a lively blog (About Last Night) at ArtsJournal.com, and here’s his latest offering: Maria Callas and Sir Thomas Beecham chat with Edward R. Murrow in 1959 on the CBS program Small World. Callas is … Continue reading

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Chewing The Scenery So Hard They Need To Floss

From Terry Teachout’s About Last Night blog (via ArtsJournal): TT: Just because Charles Laughton, Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power, and Elsa Lanchester in the denouement of Witness for the Prosecution, Billy Wilder’s film version of Agatha Christie’s play: The hardworking staff loves … Continue reading

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Southie-Based ‘Good People’ Gets Good/Bad Reviews

The Missus and I saw David Lindsay-Abaire’s new play “Good People” in previews last month and loved it. As did New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley: Don’t make the mistake of thinking you understand Margaret Walsh from the get-go, … Continue reading

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Terry Teachout: Teach In!

Terry Teachout is a knockout. He writes a lively blog (About Last Night), recently authored a well-received biography of Louis Armstrong, and contributes regular theater reviews to the Wall Street Journal. And on Friday there was this: The Cowardly Lion … Continue reading

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“Shame on Elie Wiesel”

In Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, theater critic Terry Teachout whacked Elie Wiesel for “trampl[ing] on a playwright’s freedom of speech.” Back story: Deb Margolin recently wrote a play called “Imagining Madoff” that purported to offer audiences a fictional version of … Continue reading

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Seeing “Red”

The reviews for the Broadway production of “Red” –  which the Missus and I caught last month in previews – hit the New York dailies on Friday. The Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout – a theater critic I persistently admire … Continue reading

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Reviews From the Bridge

The New York revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge,” which the Missus and I caught in previews, opened this week to rave reviews. Begin with New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley: I had wondered if “Bridge” … Continue reading

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The Politics of Art

Ever since the New York Times ran a piece last week on the artwork the Obamas borrowed from several Washington museums to decorate their private White House residence and the West and East Wings, there’s been a raging debate in … Continue reading

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