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Operation Shylock

F. Murray Abraham tackles theater’s most vexing villains

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Give ‘Em Hecht

A young Chicago newspaperman thought he was perfect for the part of his hero

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Waiting for Bessie

Seven decades after Stella Adler originated the role, will Clifford Odets’ Bronx matriarch be harder to digest, or easier to dismiss?

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Going It Alone

One-person shows dominate the Fringe festival

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Alienation Effect

Shadowtime seems to strive for difficulty for its own sake

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Off Broadway

A critic lambasts Tony Kushner as a self-loathing Jew for Caroline, or Change

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Fiddler Crabs

Preemptive strikes denounced an “ethnically cleansed” revival, and critics took the bait. But does nostalgia really honor tradition?