The actor Liev Schreiber is one of the most versatile and essential performers of our time. His stirring, boldly traditionalist Henry V in the 2003 Shakespeare in the Park production was worthy of Laurence Olivier, and in recent years he has ranged from other Shakespeare productions to the twentieth-century theatrical canon (Glengarry Glen Ross, A View from the Bridge), the small screen (Ray Donovan), and the large one (The Painted Veil). His brief appearance as Martin Baron, the former Boston Globe editor, in last year’s Oscar-winning film Spotlight was a marvel of internal tension: quiet, withdrawn, seemingly distant, and yet so utterly poised that in just a few minutes of screen time he provided a fulcrum for the...


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