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    Lady in Waiting

    Eleanor of Aquitaine was arguably the greatest woman of the late medieval period. She was beautiful and brilliant, a patron of the arts and a cultivator of the chivalric code. She defied the church hierarchy, married a French king and dumped him for ...

    on January 23, 1997
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    Applause and Effects

    When that broken-down, opera-sized chandelier lying on the stage flies out over the audience and up to the ceiling in The Phantom of the Opera, it's enough to justify the price of admission. The special effects in the Broadway road show of Andrew Llo...

    on January 23, 1997
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    Cheyenne Autumn

    It was a research project with the drama of a detective story. And just as Sherlock Holmes unraveled mysteries--using a method reliant on fanatical attention to detail--so too did the organizers of Cheyenne Dog Soldiers, which currently fills the mai...

    by Michael Paglia on January 16, 1997
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    Armageddoned and Dangerous

    Don Becker is a manic-depressive guy "with psychotic features" who writes humorous stuff for a living--first as a stand-up comic, now as one of Denver's most irreverent playwrights. His first play, Back on a Limb, was a one-man show, an expose of his...

    on January 16, 1997
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    End Piece

    It's always Armageddon for somebody. Don Becker's dark new comedy, Kurt Cobain Was Right, puts a new spin on modern end-of-the-world themes harking all the way back to the Theater of the Absurd and cinematic spinoffs like Dr. Strangelove. The Lida Pr...

    on January 16, 1997
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    Mything Persons

    So much of the best musical comedy to favor the region recently has come from Boulder Dinner Theatre that it's no surprise that BDT's production of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot is just what it should be--magical. This isn't Lerner and Loewe's best work...

    on January 9, 1997
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    Bedding Down

    The central symbol of a long-lasting marriage in Jan de Hartog's bittersweet The Four Poster is the marriage bed itself. Sexual tension is important in this poignant comedy from the Nomad Players, but the real point is a couple's attempts to reach ea...

    on January 9, 1997
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    Arkansas Raveler

    Artists have taken many routes to fame. Salvador Dali struck a chord with unforgettable images such as melting clocks. And like Picasso and Andy Warhol, two other truly famous artists, Dali led a flamboyant life that served to enhance his reputation ...

    by Michael Paglia on January 2, 1997
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    Season's Bleatings

    Heritage Square's Music Hall's comic melodramas may not appeal to everyone, but their pleasant buffoonery is a hit with audiences willing to put up with a little foolishness. The goony style of these frolics can't really be confused with acting, but ...

    on December 26, 1996
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    Remembering Rigsby

    1993 was a terrible year for the local art world. First the galleries started closing--Joan Robey, Alpha, Hassel Haeseler and Payton-Rule. Then the artists started dying--Wes Kennedy, Edward Marecak and David Rigsby. In the years since, both Ken...

    by Michael Paglia on December 19, 1996
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    What the Dickens

    "Marley was dead to begin with." Charles Dickens opened A Christmas Carol, his greatest ghost story and arguably the best secular Christmas tale ever written, with these strange, portentous words. In 150 years, the incredible success of the novella a...

    on December 19, 1996
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    Renaissance Men

    The arts and the sciences came together in the Renaissance in a way they never had before. Aristotle's limited universe, in which the sun and planets revolved around the Earth, was discarded in favor of Copernicus's more accurate assessment. And it w...

    on December 19, 1996
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    Lumps of Clay

    Clay is a material that occupies a special--or should that be peculiar?--place in the world of the visual arts. It is most often employed in the making of utilitarian objects such as cups, mugs and vases and is therefore relegated to the underworld o...

    by Michael Paglia on December 12, 1996
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    The X-Mas Files

    'Tis the season for gooey sentiments, so you'd better watch out if you're headed for the New Denver Civic's gangly rendition of Louisa May Alcott's classic Little Women. But there's no need to pout: The real thing is out there in theaterland this hol...

    on December 12, 1996
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    Museum Qualities

    In the last few years, two groups have emerged in Denver, each intent on establishing a museum of contemporary art as an alternative to the Denver Art Museum. For a long time the two groups were unknown to each other. (If only the Ocean Journey crowd...

    by Michael Paglia on December 5, 1996
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    Mama Tried

    Mama Rose is the stage mother from hell. The central character of Gypsy--now in a hardy production at the Arvada Center--might have been written up by psychiatrist M. Scott Peck in his classic case studies of evil. Apparently nobody in the late 1950s...

    on December 5, 1996
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    Lost at Sea

    So many words, so few ideas. In his tedious satire Was He Anyone?, playwright N.F. Simpson tries so hard to bite into the red tape surrounding governmental "charity" that he chokes on it. Not even the Hunger Artists Ensemble's talented cast can do mo...

    on December 5, 1996
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    Roots

    Cherry Creek has been in the news lately--and not just because of that dreadful "We have a whole district" advertising campaign. Even more prominent than that awkward attempt at self-promotion has been the hoopla surrounding the destruction of an anc...

    by Michael Paglia on November 28, 1996
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    Angelenos With Dirty Faces

    Life in Southern California is, yes, phony and flaky. Once in a while a movie or a play celebrates all that peculiar sunny fakery with affectionate parody (Steve Martin's L.A. Story comes to mind) or abject pessimism (Sam Shepard's anti-Hollywood pla...

    on November 28, 1996
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    The Lust Boys

    Sex is easy; love is hard. That's the point, no matter how fractured, of Theatre on Broadway's 2 Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter's Night, a story that sets out to demonstrate just how difficult it is to make emotional connections these days. It's peop...

    on November 28, 1996
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