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On the academy’s latest folly.
On James Shapiro’s appraisals of Shakespeare.
On the many stagings of Macbeth.
On Shakespeare’s sonnets.
On Shakespeare’s religious sources.
On attempting to “translate” Shakespeare.
On Anthony Hecht’s engagement with Shakespeare.
On Blackbird, at the Belasco Theatre; The Royale, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse at Lincoln Center; and Eclipsed, at the Golden Theatre.
On “Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art,” at the National Gallery, London; “Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection” at Leighton House Museum, London; and “Botticelli Reimagined” at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
On “Meryl Meisler” at Steven Kasher Gallery, New York; “The Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts” at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York; and “Michelle Vaughan: Generations” at Theodore:Art, Brooklyn.
On Manon Lescaut, at the Metropolitan Opera; Juraj Valcuha at the NY Phil; the Jasper String Quartet at Weill Recital Hall; the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall; and The King and I at Lincoln Center.
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On special relationships, on both the theater and world stages.
On the misappropriation of Shakespeare in modern times.
Our weekly recommendations on what to read, see, and hear in the world of culture.
On The New Criterion’s recent conference on the ongoing climate confusions.