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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Director Courtney Laine Self on Presenting Mae West’s 1927 Broadway Hit ‘SEX’

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Mae West wrote 'SEX' in the mid-1920s, just after the peak of first-wave feminism hit with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. First-wave feminism was about suffrage and other basic political inequalities. 'SEX' more directly challenges gender roles and expectations and illustrates the hypocrisy and tragic consequences of societal gender inequities. So, West was more in line with second-wave feminism – which didn’t happen until the 1960s! Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Line’ by Israel Horovitz

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At moments, the refreshed production of NYC's longest-running play reminded me of looking at those books of old New Yorker cartoons from the 1950s and '60s, with their wordless multi-panel stories and their hapless Organization Men. But for most of its length, I wished I'd gotten on line for something else. Read More »