Playing Politics With the Bard

Review: 'Richard III' at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., just closed its production of Richard III this week—but not before opening it to a host of revisions intended to promote the tragedy's "parallels to the contemporary moment."

Ohio Union Faces Class Action Suit

Government workers forced to pay dues despite resigning

cash moneyAn Ohio woman is suing one of the state's most powerful unions for its continued collection of dues payments over her objections.

To Shock and Offend

Review: 'Henrik Ibsen: The Man and the Mask' by Ivo de Figueiredo

Does Henrik Ibsen still matter? Does the man still count? In any number of ways, the question is absurd, of course. From the strange fantasy of his 1867 Peer Gynt to the grim neurosis of his 1890 Hedda Gabler, the 19th-century Norwegian playwright is as famous as a modern dramatist can be.