Freud’s Last Session was a dramatic one

Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain. Arden Theatre, 2012

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Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis, age 83 and dying from oral cancer, has invited the 40-year-old author and Oxford don C.S. Lewis to his London home. Lewis was a former atheist who subsequently embraced Christianity and became its advocate and polemicist. Freud, by contrast, had written that religion was …

Jesse James in vaudeville

The Assassination of Jesse James. EgoPo Classic Theater, 2012

 

American theater in the 19th Century included many genres, among them Shakespeare, minstrelsy, vaudeville, melodrama and Wild West shows. Philadelphia and New York saw the classics interpreted by Edwin Forrest and Edwin Booth, but the hinterlands favored more modest diversions.

EgoPo’s The Assassination of Jesse James is …

Angels in America Part 2, reconsidered

Angels in America. A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Part Two: Perestroika. By Tony Kushner. Directed by Blanka Zizka at the Wilma Theater, 2012.
 

The Wilma production of Angels in America: Perestroika confounds expectations. In a good way.

A consensus of critics has been that this second part of Angels is less appealing than …

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