Markland Taylor

Review: 'Tom Stoppard'


The self-described "bounced Czech" of playwrights and screenwriters, Tom Stoppard has long believed that biographies are impossibilities. He contends that "the past could not be reproduced, only…

Review: 'A New War'


"A New War" was a big hit when first seen in October at the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater on Cape Cod, and Gip Hoppe's lampoon of cable TV saturation coverage of a war "in the near future" could…


Review: '2 Lives'


One of the title characters in Arthur Laurents' new play, "2 Lives," is an 80-year-old gay playwright, suggesting the play has partly autobiographical dimensions. Why then is it so puzzlingly opaque?

Review: 'Paper Doll'


Give Mark Hampton and Barbara J. Zitwer a point or two for sheer chutzpah. In their biographical wallowing in the life of Jacqueline Susann, they have dared to be as trashy as Susann was in her…

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