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Archive for May, 2012

Farewell to Great Gossip and a Fondness for Cigars

Farewell to Great Gossip and a Fondness for Cigars

| May 17, 2012 | 1 Comment

David Heymann, who was a very special friend to all of us at DAPTD, was a character out of one of his own books. When he died last week, he left a storied past, to be told and re-told for years to come in conflicting versions by the many people who deeply loved him. His [...]

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Reaching Beyond Chickdom

Reaching Beyond Chickdom

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Check out the annals of adapted novels, and seek out the women’s work that has made it to film.  Most of it — please don’t mistake the word most for the word all — is pretty superficial stuff, easily translated into slick, pabulum-y entertainments that require little intellectual engagement on the part of the audience.  [...]

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Fine Art

Fine Art

| May 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

Daniel Scott Fine has always been a rebel. A consummate theater person, no one has a better sense of staging, better feel for design, better awareness of light; yet he railed against the theater, proclaimed it static, powerless. He forever demanded that the theater stretch its limits, that it encompass a wider range of realities [...]

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