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Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • November 23, 2015

    Review: A joyful, hopeful 'Black Nativity'

    The Christmas show "Black Nativity" was written by the late poet Langston Hughes, who wanted his African American culture to be clearly repr...
  • November 13, 2015 |  Shapiro On Theater

    Review: The questions surrounding 'Equivocation'

    Ask me what the play "Equivocation" is about and I could give you lots of answers, including God, souls, religion, politics, theater, acting...
  • November 9, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Lights Rise on Grace' and set on a triangle

    Chad Beckim's flinty new play "Lights Rise on Grace" is as much about a clash of cultures as it is about trying, and failing, to make c...
  • November 3, 2015

    Article: The workout that is 'Antigone'

    It's a safe bet that the ancient Greek classics, in which the gods and fate control the plot, never looked or felt quite the way they do these ni...
  • November 2, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Among Philly theater's Barrymore winners, a wide swath of stage companies

    The Barrymore Awards, celebrating the region's professional theater, have been top-heavy with accolades to established, big-budget, big-audience ...
  • October 15, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Disgraced' and heavily discussed

    It's no wonder that the hot-button play "Disgraced" will be the most produced new play in America this theater season. There's not...
  • October 9, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Metamorphoses,' in the pool with the gods

    The gods must be crazy. Also jealous, generous, arbitrary and sometimes even caring. They're that and more in "Metamorphoses," Mary Zim...
  • October 2, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: The one-dimensional images in 'Photograph 51'

    They can be brilliant and they can be cynical, petty, cutthroat hypocrites. I'm not referring to the usual suspects – I'm talking about the ...
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