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November 19, 2019

First of all, don’t be put off by the pompous, academic title. Thomas Ostermeier’s extraordinary History of Violence, adapted from a much-discussed 2016 novel by the 27-year-old French literary star Édouard Louis, dramatizes a harrowing and gripping story of rape and a...

November 7, 2019

James Sheldon’s Reparations is a new play about racial grievance, guilt and retribution in America that, oddly enough, is both very smart and completely sincere. What I mean by that is that theatrical intelligence—particularly in the tonally tricky arena of race plays—...

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