Posted inTheater Review

Ghost bride

Noel Coward’s 1941 comedy about a socialite writer who finds himself haunted by his vivacious (if annoying) dead wife—while his living wife first questions his sanity, then finds herself in competition with the ghost—has inspired a host of revivals and homages. Consider Robyn Hitchcock’s 1985 song “My Wife and My Dead Wife,” and the criminally […]

Posted inBlogs

Up: Yours!

The new Pixar animation opens today. Also in this week’s issue, Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me to Hell,” the Oscar-winning “Departures,” and a Jonathan Rosenbaum review of the Noel Coward adaptation “Easy Virtue.”

Posted inArts & Culture

A Glorious Synergy

DESIGN FOR LIVING Apple Tree Theatre Company I like to put my nose right up to great paintings and study how the artists achieved their effects: a crude dab of white paint, for example, endows a human eye with intelligence; some roughly layered colors make an Impressionist landscape shimmer. There’s something incongruous about the fact […]