Theater and Dance http://www.wsws.org/topics/artsCategory/theatre/ Satchmo at the Waldorf in New York: The life and times of jazz great Louis Armstrong http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/12/satc-j12.html A one-man show in New York reveals something of the man behind the myth about an iconic figure in jazz history Thu, 12 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/dd4716b5-0be4-4c15-9cf0-09f32c8af6bK/satc-j12.html 2014-06-12T05:00:00Z Sean O’Casey’s <em>Juno and the Paycock</em> in New York City http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/12/02/juno-d02.html Irish playwright O’Casey’s <em>Juno and the Paycock</em>, first performed at the famed Abbey Theatre in Dublin in May 1924, is set in 1922 during the Irish Civil War. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/abf190e1-e5bb-415d-a267-eae9c712280M/juno-d02.html 2013-12-02T05:00:00Z The artist pays a terrible price in Henrik Ibsen’s <em>The Master Builder</em> http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/15/mast-a15.html A recent production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, featuring veteran actor John Turturro, brought life to Henrik Ibsen’s 1893 play. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/533ec252-38ff-4a0f-875e-00a07308047P/mast-a15.html 2013-08-15T05:00:00Z <em>The Caucasian Chalk Circle</em>: Brecht’s parable on “the temptation to do good” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/04/play-j04.html The Classic Stage Company in New York recently staged a limited run of Bertolt Brecht’s last major play. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e4c05ae4-8d53-4d49-ba08-7c4ef9a374dN/play-j04.html 2013-07-04T05:00:00Z David Mamet’s <em>Race</em> in Toronto http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/30/race-a30.html In <em>Race</em>, a wealthy white man is accused of raping a black woman. He turns to a law firm run by two male partners—one white and one black—and asks them to defend him. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6ae3f670-a476-4fbb-a382-2c772796c29K/race-a30.html 2013-04-30T05:00:00Z <em>Finks</em> dramatizes the 1950s anti-communist blacklist http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/26/fink-a26.html A play based on the lives of Jack and Madeline Gilford makes the 1950s witch-hunts and the struggle against them come alive. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c1ffa8d6-9242-4441-80e6-6409eb0d177M/fink-a26.html 2013-04-26T05:00:00Z <em>Old Hats</em> from Bill Irwin and David Shiner: An evening with the clowns http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/19/oldh-a19.html <em>Old Hats</em> is a highly entertaining night out at the theater for people of all ages. Veteran performers Bill Irwin and David Shiner splendidly bounce off each other for the one hour and 50 minute show. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e8f03819-19c4-48aa-b6e7-10d153fa0f2P/oldh-a19.html 2013-04-19T05:00:00Z <em>Letters to Trotsky</em>: A remarkable play at Bielefeld’s Theaterlabor in Germany http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/30/thea-m30.html A new play, staged by an experimental ensemble in Bielefeld, movingly recreates the hopes of and hardships suffered by the Soviet population in the early 1920s. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2906f490-294c-4a7a-889b-27ae7dc5c1dO/thea-m30.html 2013-03-30T05:00:00Z Revival of Clifford Odets’ <em>Golden Boy</em> (1937): The American dream turns sour http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/16/gold-j16.html At the center of Odets’ Depression-era play is Joe Bonaparte (Seth Numrich), a gifted violinist. Bonaparte, however, is equally adept as a boxer and therein lies the play’s central drama. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4524cd21-3f43-4b41-a220-11e14f71ec5A/gold-j16.html 2013-01-16T05:00:00Z Sorry at New York’s Public Theater: American liberals on Election Day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/11/sorr-n23.html The third in a series of plays set in Rhinebeck, New York, Sorry reflects a certain retreat from critical issues. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e65a57a3-7571-4c50-96fa-c2f6bcd015eG/sorr-n23.html 2012-11-23T05:00:00Z Adam Rapp’s Through the Yellow Hour: Doom and gloom pervades.... http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/10/yell-o20.html In Adam Rapp’s new play, terrorists (or perhaps not) have taken over New York City, and a woman hides out in her Lower East Side apartment. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/96ebeeeb-4e97-42bf-a6a9-7f8d2ff6fceD/yell-o20.html 2012-10-20T05:00:00Z She Town: a drama of working class life in pre-WW II Dundee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/10/dund-o13.html Set in Dundee, Scotland in the late 1930s, Sharman Macdonald’s play recounts the struggles of a group of working class women and their families to make ends meet. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b3ed48cb-6ed6-4c68-87cc-a616e184043L/dund-o13.html 2012-10-13T05:00:00Z Cyrano de Bergerac in New York: The tale of a gallant individual http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/10/cyra-o04.html A revival of Edmond Rostand’s well-known 1897 comedy-drama, Cyrano de Bergerac, opens on Broadway October 11. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d86379de-2844-49ef-8365-11ec073f034A/cyra-o04.html 2012-10-04T05:00:00Z Silent: A homeless man in Dublin, with anger and regrets about the past http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/09/sile-s17.html The central figure in Pat Kinevane’s one-man effort is a Dublin homeless man, whose brother committed suicide years before. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ce39de48-261a-43ac-9ee1-e0f23ae8391I/sile-s17.html 2012-09-17T05:00:00Z Peter and the Starcatcher: An evening of complacent children’s theater http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/09/pete-s06.html Based on the children’s book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher was adapted for the stage by Rick Elice and made its Broadway debut in April 2012. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a922818-ea52-457c-8819-2049c790619D/pete-s06.html 2012-09-06T05:00:00Z Valley of the Shadow: A drama about art, society and revolution http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/07/jsre-j11.html Valley of the Shadow concerns itself with life in small village in Yorkshire at the time of the First World War. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ee95960e-fa53-45aa-a06c-b1f72b9724dA/jsre-j11.html 2012-07-11T05:00:00Z Interview with Jack Shepherd, British actor and playwright http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/07/jsin-j11.html Award-winning actor and playwright Jack Shepherd was born in Yorkshire in October 1940. As well as acting, writing, producing and directing, he also plays the saxophone and jazz piano. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44bcd851-64d2-4c11-a140-f7c76bdaadbP/jsin-j11.html 2012-07-11T05:00:00Z The Late Henry Moss: Sam Shepard’s final exorcism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/07/moss-j07.html Director David Fofi delivers a powerhouse production of Sam Shepard’s The Late Henry Moss. Sat, 07 Jul 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/779da17f-9ddb-4786-8304-7cdfbfe9457O/moss-j07.html 2012-07-07T05:00:00Z The Crucible: Arthur Miller’s classic still scalds http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/06/cruc-j29.html This solid production of American playwright Arthur Miller’s classic drama of the consequences of religious hysteria still resonates, while reminding us of the anti-communist witch-hunts of the McCarthyite era. Fri, 29 Jun 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30fbcd3a-0f2d-402b-a994-54bf81d402fK/cruc-j29.html 2012-06-29T05:00:00Z Mary Shelley—A new play about her remarkable life and times http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/06/shel-j13.html The new play by Helen Edmundson is based on the relationship between Mary Shelley (Frankenstein) and her father, radical journalist and philosopher William Godwin, between 1813 and 1816. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/88d88c39-d5e2-45e5-a7bf-12b87c617a0G/shel-j13.html 2012-06-13T05:00:00Z An interview with Helen Edmundson, author of Mary Shelley http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/06/edmu-j13.html The WSWS recently spoke to playwright Helen Edmundson, whose play on the life of Mary Shelley is currently running in London. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/686d2dc5-02af-424b-aa6d-fd01457730aO/edmu-j13.html 2012-06-13T05:00:00Z Pinter’s The Caretaker at the Harvey Theater in Brooklyn: A classic has lost none of its power http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/05/care-m23.html The Caretaker tells a story of self-delusion and loneliness, through an incident involving two brothers and a homeless man who appears in their lives. Wed, 23 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/505fa53b-d77b-4403-ad7c-29fccb7eddeH/care-m23.html 2012-05-23T05:00:00Z Palaces of memory: August Strindberg and Ingmar Bergman http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/05/stri-m21.html The Strindberg & Cinema Festival in Los Angeles featured two films that Ingmar Bergman made for Swedish television: his version of August Strindberg’s A Dream Play (1963) and his portrait of a theater director, After the Rehearsal (1984). Mon, 21 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b9ef6b9-2649-4341-a1cb-310db08b553L/stri-m21.html 2012-05-21T05:00:00Z Belgrade production of They Live exposes corruption of Serbia’s political parties http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/05/live-m16.html Maja Pelevic and Milan Markovic have created a play They Live (Oni Zive) exposing the hollowness of the political system in Serbia. Wed, 16 May 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2dbed5fb-5129-428a-90ec-cc3b0202e78B/live-m16.html 2012-05-16T05:00:00Z The Bewildered Herd in Los Angeles: “Making the puppets jump” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/04/herd-a26.html Cody Henderson’s new play takes on the would-be manipulators of public opinion and their personal and family relations. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/268a66cc-e31f-4dc5-8296-e33ad3ca18fK/herd-a26.html 2012-04-26T05:00:00Z David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People: The American theater rediscovers class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/04/good-a18.html Good People is a play about social class in America. Class perceptions, stereotyping and divisions permeate every scene and almost every moment. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2aa37d92-03f4-41fd-ade0-10848bb00afG/good-a18.html 2012-04-18T05:00:00Z Shakespeare’s The Merchant Of Venice: A world consumed with trade and commerce http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/04/merc-a14.html The production of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice now running at Theatre Banshee in Burbank, California is vibrant and refreshing. Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b284b47b-da7e-4037-a08d-394ca1b221cK/merc-a14.html 2012-04-14T05:00:00Z Dust: Scargill’s dreams, and reality, Britain 1984-2012 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/04/dust-a09.html Dust: Scargill’s dreams, and reality, Britain 1984-2012 received its English premiere at the Barnsley Civic theatre March 15-17. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/186dd570-979a-485e-b72b-3f2d8864c61C/dust-a09.html 2012-04-09T05:00:00Z The Many Mistresses Of Martin Luther King and the politics of race in America http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/03/mist-m26.html Andrew Dolan’s play, currently on stage in Los Angeles, attempts to address racial stereotyping, identity politics and the academic world. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a32dfc4a-5b09-405a-b5e9-71a548880b4I/mist-m26.html 2012-03-26T05:00:00Z Isaak Babel’s Marya: An antirevolutionary play? http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/03/babe-m19.html The award-winning German director Andrea Breth has staged an outstanding but rarely performed Soviet play at the Düsseldorf Theatre, Isaak Babel’s Marya (1935). Mon, 19 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d343bb00-84a1-4bf9-8cf7-59da6543bc4E/babe-m19.html 2012-03-19T05:00:00Z New version of Porgy and Bess: A pale reflection of a work of genius and compassion http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/03/porg-m02.html The greatest American opera is presented in a new musical version on Broadway. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f617358-287d-4673-bed3-4445db74122J/porg-m02.html 2012-03-02T05:00:00Z John Ford’s The Broken Heart: Impressive production of a rarely performed 17th-century classic http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2012/02/brok-f22.html The Broken Heart, by English playwright John Ford (1586-c. 1639), is currently playing Off Broadway at the Duke Theater on 42nd street in New York City, as part of Theater for a New Audience’s current season. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38e83dda-d294-4fb0-bb4b-9a7c3bfe2d4C/brok-f22.html 2012-02-22T05:00:00Z In defense of Shakespeare—a conversation with veteran Australian actor and director John Bell http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/12/bell-d13.html A conversation with distinguished Australian actor and director John Bell, who founded the Bell Shakespeare theatre company in 1990. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/920cd265-cde3-4fec-b712-9c4cc63eb09I/bell-d13.html 2011-12-13T05:00:00Z Asuncion: Inauspicious debut play from film actor Jesse Eisenberg http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/11/asun-n15.html The first play by actor Jesse Eisenberg is apparently his effort to combat “political correctness,” among other things. The result is muddled. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4c081f5-dfe4-4fd6-a01b-b47e4b4fbb6A/asun-n15.html 2011-11-15T05:00:00Z Betrayed: An American liberal looks at the disaster he helped bring about in Iraq http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/10/betr-o31.html Journalist George Packer’s play considers the fate of three Iraqi translators and collaborators with the American occupation. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f548e434-6830-4815-83cc-4e9d0ba7997H/betr-o31.html 2011-10-31T05:00:00Z “Sweet and Sad”: An honest, probing look at life on the anniversary of 9/11 http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/10/swee-o03.html This is the second play in a projected trilogy by Richard Nelson dealing with ordinary events in the life of a family centered in the town of Rhinebeck, New York. Mon, 03 Oct 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cd30aca2-2206-4943-be7a-b9a720c9429J/swee-o03.html 2011-10-03T05:00:00Z The Shaw Festival’s 50th Season: George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/07/hear-j23.html Heartbreak House is the featured work this year at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011. Sat, 23 Jul 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1a6465cd-d81e-4e60-9b33-8c4ee7c3bf1N/hear-j23.html 2011-07-23T05:00:00Z Financial crisis deepens at New York City Opera http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/07/nyco-j21.html On July 12, City Opera artistic director George Steel held a news conference to announce that the company would stage a total of only four productions in the 2011-12 season, to be held at three different venues around the city. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4093452d-d7d1-456f-b29c-434d393fd03E/nyco-j21.html 2011-07-21T05:00:00Z An Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism: Tony Kushner looks at the decay of the “left” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/07/kush-j20.html Playwright Tony Kushner’s most recent work takes up unusual subject matter: the decline of trade unionism and the American Communist Party. Wed, 20 Jul 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c6cc26a9-3ed6-469f-b271-f2029aaa3c1I/kush-j20.html 2011-07-20T05:00:00Z Tom Jacobson’s The Chinese Massacre (Annotated)…or Massacred History (Restored) http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/05/lath-m30.html The Chinese Massacre (Annotated), written by Tom Jacobson, directed by Jeff Liu and presented by Circle X Theatre Company at the Atwater Village Theatre, Los Angeles. April 22-May 28, 2011. Mon, 30 May 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cd03c43-a09b-4c27-90cc-953f4c36727A/lath-m30.html 2011-05-30T05:00:00Z Previews for “Spider-Man” musical in New York produce a rash of injuries http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/12/spid-d29.html In the latest of a series of accidents and resulting injuries that have plagued the forthcoming musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” now in previews in New York City, a 31-year-old actor was hurt December 20. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/12a374ba-6ea7-4f91-97e2-db89c695069E/spid-d29.html 2010-12-29T05:00:00Z Angels in America returns to New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/11/ange-n30.html The Signature Theater revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America brings this well-known play back to the New York stage to mark the 20th year of the theater, as well as the 25th anniversary of the year in which the drama takes place. Tue, 30 Nov 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0687ee77-412a-48d9-a240-96199ab69c1I/ange-n30.html 2010-11-30T05:00:00Z Danton’s Death at the National Theatre http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/09/dant-s02.html Danton’s Death, the famed play by German writer Georg Büchner, follows the conflict which took place in March and April 1794 within the “Mountain”—the most revolutionary wing of the French National Convention. Thu, 02 Sep 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e02b45ae-a5de-4ee1-9b80-53f31a4f876B/dant-s02.html 2010-09-02T05:00:00Z Shostakovich’s The Nose finds its way to the opera stage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/04/nose-a06.html Shostakovich’s first opera, The Nose, recently received its premiere production at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, more than 80 years after it first appeared. Tue, 06 Apr 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/baa58068-d7c4-496a-8636-919f314a67dH/nose-a06.html 2010-04-06T05:00:00Z Sweeping cuts in German cultural facilities http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2010/03/germ-m23.html The huge cuts being made in the sphere of culture in Germany are an indication of the bourgeois establishment’s low regard for the arts. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/305abff3-c2bc-41d7-a669-ae54c73df8fK/germ-m23.html 2010-03-23T05:00:00Z The Power of Yes: A serious indictment of capitalism http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/12/powe-d22.html In the wake of the ongoing crisis, the British theatre has sought in a number of pieces to address the meltdown of the financial system. Tue, 22 Dec 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f522f770-aeb5-4d14-83e8-bed1595023aD/powe-d22.html 2009-12-22T05:00:00Z A dramatic account of the death of Jean Charles de Menezes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/09/mene-s29.html A review of Kieron Barry’s play Stockwell: The Inquest into the Death of Jean Charles de Menezes. Tue, 29 Sep 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f9e6b89-867d-47bc-af46-265fcedf395B/mene-s29.html 2009-09-29T05:00:00Z A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine by Trevor Griffiths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/09/pain-s18.html Trevor Griffiths’ A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine brings to the stage an 18th century figure who made a significant contribution to both the American and French revolutions and whose writings have continued to influence revolutionary movements ever since. Fri, 18 Sep 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ddfb1b4-414e-4f26-beb7-92844ecf1f5J/pain-s18.html 2009-09-18T05:00:00Z Ruined: Congo is setting for prize-winning play on wartime violence against women http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/06/ruin-j19.html Ruined, by Lynn Nottage, is set in a Congolese brothel during the civil war that has raged for most of the past decade in that impoverished African nation. It has strengths, but also serious problems. Fri, 19 Jun 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/00d44e25-2f91-450b-ba67-33e75edbdfdD/ruin-j19.html 2009-06-19T05:00:00Z “England People” deeply flawed http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/05/engl-m29.html Richard Bean’s latest play England People Very Nice fails both artistically and politically. Fri, 29 May 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f31ecdf9-c920-49a2-8941-7b5cedbf55aN/engl-m29.html 2009-05-29T05:00:00Z The Idea Man at the Elephant Theatre Company in Los Angeles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/05/idea-m18.html Kevin King’s The Idea Man, now receiving its world premiere with the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood, CA, leaps exuberantly into the gulf between labor and management. Mon, 18 May 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c201186-5a4f-48d3-9938-79e9f858be4E/idea-m18.html 2009-05-18T05:00:00Z Lions roaring in a well http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/04/lion-a01.html Lions is set in a neighborhood tavern in Detroit. The play treats the lives of a group of working class football fans, as their team disappoints them once again, and their economic and personal prospects darken. Wed, 01 Apr 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4c5f6b94-7b31-4921-81dd-4e52099d390G/lion-a01.html 2009-04-01T05:00:00Z Toronto the Good: It needs to push harder in some very uncomfortable places http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/02/good-f18.html Andrew Moodie’s new play Toronto the Good opened at Toronto’s Factory Theatre on January 31, offering audiences an intelligent, entertaining and lively evening of theatre. Wed, 18 Feb 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cf168e3d-c03a-4789-9b0c-8fad29e8ba7O/good-f18.html 2009-02-18T05:00:00Z London’s Globe Theatre to stage Trevor Griffiths’ A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2009/02/grif-f18.html Academy Award winning writer Trevor Griffiths speaks about his new play A New World: A Life of Thomas Paine, which will be produced at London’s Globe Theatre this summer. It is an adaptation of his screenplay These Are The Times: A Life of Thomas Paine, and will dramatise the life of an outstanding revolutionary whose works retain an intense relevance for today. Wed, 18 Feb 2009 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ffce3473-6dbe-4c74-86f3-65ad6486ca8H/grif-f18.html 2009-02-18T05:00:00Z In Spitting Distance: war, exile and other daily realities for Palestinians http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/11/play-n24.html In Spitting Distance is an emotional and at times darkly ironic exploration of the situation facing a Palestinian actor/playwright in Ramallah, Paris and Tel Aviv in 2002. Mon, 24 Nov 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20c08c45-dab6-4bd8-acd9-47fd46615aaL/play-n24.html 2008-11-24T05:00:00Z An interview with Khalifa Natour and Ofira Henig http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/11/inte-n24.html In Spitting Distance, a one-man show performed by Khalifa Natour and directed by Ofira Henig, was recently staged at the Sydney Opera House. Henig and Natour discussed the production with Richard Phillips. Mon, 24 Nov 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8fcb9aea-33f8-45b0-987c-6ce32f09ccdO/inte-n24.html 2008-11-24T05:00:00Z Ken Campbell (1941-2008): A unique theatrical talent http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/09/camp-s11.html The death of the restlessly brilliant Ken Campbell, aged just 66, has robbed the theatre of one of its most inspiring talents. He was instantly recognisable: a short, bald man with increasingly unruly eyebrows, possessed of an extraordinary speaking voice, once compared to an exhaust pipe with a broken silencer. He did take some commercial television work in sitcoms and soap operas, and some small film parts, but his reputation was established on the basis of the singularity of his own theatrical vision. Thu, 11 Sep 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a876a337-029d-4492-bfa0-50c79d5134fN/camp-s11.html 2008-09-11T05:00:00Z Porgy and Bess in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/07/porg-j29.html Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, July 4 to August 1, 2008; conducted by Willie Waters; directed by Angelo Gobbato; the opera will also be performed at Den Norske Opera, Oslo, August 9 to August 29 Tue, 29 Jul 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/53c0ab6a-12d1-4887-b24a-7c9ec000cb8B/porg-j29.html 2008-07-29T05:00:00Z A turn toward history we need: Paris Commune at the Public Theater in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/06/pari-j04.html Paris Commune, written by Steven Cosson and J. Michael Friedman, directed by Steven Cosson, and performed by The Civilians at the Public Lab Series Workshop at the Public Theater in New York City, April 4 to 20 Wed, 04 Jun 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3a463f5e-9cce-4ddd-9956-c4d5c6b58e1G/pari-j04.html 2008-06-04T05:00:00Z Adding Machine: Musical version of a 1920s play reverberates in the 21st century http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/04/add-a12.html The musical adaptation of an 85-year-old play by American writer Elmer Rice has drawn praise from critics and a strong response from theatergoers in New York City, where it opened in February. “Adding Machine” was produced in Chicago and brought with its cast and creative team to Off-Broadway’s Minetta Lane Theater. Sat, 12 Apr 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdee70c9-f84c-4017-9860-518b739fdb1A/add-a12.html 2008-04-12T05:00:00Z Works by Trevor Griffiths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/02/work-f21.html 1969 Thu, 21 Feb 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c37767c5-33c7-45c0-a86f-563a67b4158K/work-f21.html 2008-02-21T05:00:00Z An interview with playwright Trevor Griffiths http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/02/int-f21.html Trevor Griffiths has just published a screenplay for a film about the life of the eighteenth century revolutionary Thomas Paine. He wrote the screenplay for the film Reds with Warren Beatty and has a long list of television and theatre plays to his credit. Thu, 21 Feb 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/eeea2ef6-f882-4fe1-a280-b168ec0e1c2O/int-f21.html 2008-02-21T05:00:00Z Trevor Griffiths’ These are the Times: a Life of Thomas Paine http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/02/grif-f21.html http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082979/ Thu, 21 Feb 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5c0440ea-3767-41ce-a385-2e6e0a2093eK/grif-f21.html 2008-02-21T05:00:00Z The Death of Margaret Thatcher—a play by Tom Green http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2008/02/that-f14.html Tom Green’s The Death of Margaret Thatcher, at the Courtyard Theatre, London N1, through March 2 Thu, 14 Feb 2008 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/460c624b-d0b1-4268-a4b2-d69a1ba7730C/that-f14.html 2008-02-14T05:00:00Z Hotel Obsino writer Adam Broinowski speaks with WSWS http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2007/12/broi-d11.html Writer and director Adam Broinowski spoke with the World Socialist Web Site about Hotel Obsino, which was recently staged at the La Mama Theatre as part of this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival. (See Hotel Obsino: inner-city poverty and despair) Tue, 11 Dec 2007 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d43415cb-af79-43cd-9e07-97c986b4787I/broi-d11.html 2007-12-11T05:00:00Z Hotel Obsino: inner-city poverty and despair http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2007/12/obsi-d11.html Hotel Obsino, written and directed by Adam Broinowksi, was staged at this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival, an alternative annual arts festival held for three weeks in late September. Tue, 11 Dec 2007 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03d2efb1-8cdf-4cb1-9112-c590ca1b788N/obsi-d11.html 2007-12-11T05:00:00Z Letters on Brian Wilson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2007/11/corr-n19.html The following correspondence was sent to the World Socialist Web Site in response to the article, “An evening with Brian Wilson” and two subsequent letters, posted here and here. Mon, 19 Nov 2007 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7dcee478-14a6-4a29-9d5b-a6ae72a2cc2E/corr-n19.html 2007-11-19T05:00:00Z An Evening with Brian Wilson http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2007/10/wils-o24.html I have wanted to see Brian Wilson for a long time and got the chance to do so September 23 when he played Manchester, England on his latest tour. Wed, 24 Oct 2007 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b381e7d1-1c17-4d46-bf4d-36152a2ab2cG/wils-o24.html 2007-10-24T05:00:00Z The Kingdom: Spinning reality any way one wants http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2007/10/king-o22.html Directed by Peter Berg, screenplay by Matthew Carnahan Mon, 22 Oct 2007 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b2970376-2324-48e0-a0d1-c488a6371d2N/king-o22.html 2007-10-22T05:00:00Z Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2007/04/utop-a21.html Tom Stoppard’s trilogy The Coast of Utopia, near the end of its six-month run at Lincoln Center’s Beaumont Theater in New York City, is an unusual theatrical event. The aim of these three plays—Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage—is nothing less than to depict the rise and early struggles of the Russian intelligentsia. This very small stratum, drawn largely from the most privileged layers of the population, was to play a seminal role in Russian and world history. Sat, 21 Apr 2007 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b76e7280-bc52-4668-b9ad-cb8d8d77155D/utop-a21.html 2007-04-21T05:00:00Z To speak the truth without being afraid: My Name Is Rachel Corrie on stage in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2007/01/rach-j20.html My Name Is Rachel Corrie by Alan Rickman and Katherine Vinter, directed by Alan Rickman, at the Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, October 15—December 30, 2006. Sat, 20 Jan 2007 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5ac0a1f6-73b4-4e48-9ced-5f03c382db5M/rach-j20.html 2007-01-20T05:00:00Z Lillian Groag’s The Magic Fire at the Shaw Festival: an unusually perceptive piece http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2006/09/fire-s02.html The Magic Fire, by Lillian Groag, directed by Jackie Maxwell, at the Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 11 to October 8 Sat, 02 Sep 2006 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/03dd0a6d-9a70-4bae-97ff-26bb3095a89B/fire-s02.html 2006-09-02T05:00:00Z The Threepenny Opera and St. Joan of the Stockyards on stage in Berlin http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2006/08/thre-a31.html Official Germany has long had an ambiguous attitude toward one of the country’s most gifted poets and dramatists, Bertolt Brecht, who died fifty years ago this month. During the period of the Cold War, Brecht was either heavily criticised or ignored by the vast majority of West German anti-communist critics and politicians, who sought to make political capital out of the artist’s choice to settle and work in Stalinist East Germany (GDR). Thu, 31 Aug 2006 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b25d74fd-5c89-4f62-b220-e3ed5a76c71E/thre-a31.html 2006-08-31T05:00:00Z A passionate exposure of the David Hicks case, with one glaring omission http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2006/08/hick-a23.html Honour Bound, a 90-minute multimedia performance co-designed and directed by Nigel Jamieson at the Sydney Opera House until September 3 and Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre from September 15 until October 1, dramatises the plight of David Hicks, a 31-year-old Australian citizen imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay for almost five years in violation of the Geneva Conventions and his basic democratic rights. Wed, 23 Aug 2006 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8cb9db4c-5f48-47a7-b76b-e2785732157P/hick-a23.html 2006-08-23T05:00:00Z Powerful truths, limited aims: No Child by the Epic Theater Center in New York http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2006/06/chil-j26.html No Child, written and performed by Nilaja Sun, directed by Hal Brooks, produced by the Epic Theater Center at the Samuel Beckett Theater, New York City Mon, 26 Jun 2006 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a500996b-b84c-41dc-bb7d-3f726a585ccB/chil-j26.html 2006-06-26T05:00:00Z A history lesson from Britain fails to shed much light http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2006/05/hist-m16.html The History Boys first premiered in London in 2004 and won a host of awards. It has since traveled to Australia and the US. Reviewers from the WSWS saw the play in Sydney and in its current production in New York. Tue, 16 May 2006 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/48553e01-5b9e-45e1-989f-e5c28c8a5a4L/hist-m16.html 2006-05-16T05:00:00Z Stage adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984: Puppets of the police state http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2006/03/1984-m13.html 1984, world premiere, based on the novel by George Orwell; adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan; directed by Tim Robbins for the Actors’ Gang at the Ivy Station, Culver City, California, through April 8, 2006. Mon, 13 Mar 2006 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/86f87a6c-3513-444c-a26d-9272a8007a6L/1984-m13.html 2006-03-13T05:00:00Z Everything about this performance felt right http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2006/03/chro-m10.html The Polish theatre company Teatr Piesn Kozla, (translated as The Song of the Goat Theatre Company) recently performed its award winning production of Chronicles—a lamentation, as part of the international presentations of this year’s Sydney festival. Fri, 10 Mar 2006 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/30acd183-5846-45d3-aea9-8161347437bO/chro-m10.html 2006-03-10T05:00:00Z Dreiser’s classic An American Tragedy is brought to the New York opera stage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2006/01/trag-j19.html The premiere of a new American opera is a relatively unusual occurrence. By one count, there have been about 200 such premieres in the past 15 years, but this compares with tens of thousands of performances of operatic classics during the same period by scores of opera companies, large and small, throughout the US. Moreover, of the 200 or so contemporary operas that have been produced, only a handful have been performed again since their original appearance. There is some hand-wringing, under these circumstances, over whether opera is a dying art form. Thu, 19 Jan 2006 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d3568a1-7e7c-4020-bf78-d771469d5a6P/trag-j19.html 2006-01-19T05:00:00Z British playwright Harold Pinter awarded Nobel Prize in literature http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2005/10/pint-o14.html Harold Pinter, widely viewed as the most influential and accomplished playwright in postwar Britain, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday. The announcement by the Swedish Academy came as a surprise to media circles that speculate on the recipients of the Academy’s annual peace award and its awards for achievement in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, economics and literature. Fri, 14 Oct 2005 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a7d2111e-0768-4224-be55-03cb2f5bba6N/pint-o14.html 2005-10-14T05:00:00Z Orientalism exploded http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2005/08/pera-a04.html Pera Palas, written by Sinan Unel, directed by Michael Michetti. Co-produced by the Antaeus Company and The Theatre at Boston Court. Boston Court Theatre, Pasadena, California. West Coast premiere. July 23-August 28, 2005. Thu, 04 Aug 2005 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/812c8519-f7db-46be-9aed-d7166ded134J/pera-a04.html 2005-08-04T05:00:00Z Interview with Elizabeth Ruiz, author of Death by Survival http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2005/06/int-j22.html Jamie Chapman of the WSWS interviewed Elizabeth Ruiz, author of the play Death by Survival, in New York City where she resides, after the premiere of the play in San Diego. Wed, 22 Jun 2005 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f5088e6-52ef-4651-9d49-5396176b061P/int-j22.html 2005-06-22T05:00:00Z Living with the fear factor http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2005/06/dbs-j22.html Death by Survival, written by Elizabeth Ruiz, directed by Dori Salois. World premiere presented by Vantage Theatre and Centro Cultural de la Raza at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego, California Wed, 22 Jun 2005 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/585fca37-fd84-4ced-9bc1-4121855283dO/dbs-j22.html 2005-06-22T05:00:00Z An absurdist play fails to withstand the test of time http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2005/06/ione-j08.html The Chairs, by Eugene Ionesco, directed by Benedict Andrews, Company B Belvoir, Belvoir St. Theatre, Sydney Wed, 08 Jun 2005 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/985705fe-c171-4d86-a81f-898e4aacb30A/ione-j08.html 2005-06-08T05:00:00Z Fatal stumble in the jungle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2005/06/peop-j02.html The People’s Temple, written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski, with additional writing and dramaturgy by Greg Pierotti, Stephen Wangh and Margo Hall. At the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, California, through June 5, 2005. Thu, 02 Jun 2005 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d14fb95c-328b-48dd-aeef-8dc8752c7e9D/peop-j02.html 2005-06-02T05:00:00Z A comment on Brecht in Los Angeles http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2005/05/moth-m11.html Mother Courage and Her Children, by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Andrew J. Robinson, produced by The Antaeus Company, at New Place Theater Center, North Hollywood, California, through May 22, 2005 Wed, 11 May 2005 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f584fd0-7105-4442-8cbb-5947d94e9cdO/moth-m11.html 2005-05-11T05:00:00Z Iraq: the dirty story http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2005/05/sand-m06.html The Sand Storm, written by Sean Huze, directed by David Fofi, produced by Sandstorm Productions, Operation Truth, and Elephant Stageworks at the Elephant Asylum in Hollywood, California, from March 17 through May 14, 2005 Fri, 06 May 2005 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9c04b6c6-d802-4540-aa15-3d425060912D/sand-m06.html 2005-05-06T05:00:00Z An imaginative and courageous political exposure http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2005/05/two-m05.html Two Brothers, written by Hannie Rayson, directed by Simon Phillips and designed by Stephen Curtis Thu, 05 May 2005 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f199fc67-0b53-4bad-bbb8-f754a76567fC/two-m05.html 2005-05-05T05:00:00Z To “hold the world but as the world...” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2005/03/tmov-m17.html The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, directed by Michael Radford, screenplay by Radford Thu, 17 Mar 2005 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1ee7a2c5-12dd-4f7a-8da5-e129c9b016eB/tmov-m17.html 2005-03-17T05:00:00Z Not taken from life http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/12/pugi-d09.html Pugilist Specialist, by Adriano Shaplin, production by The Riot Group, at The Culture Project, New York City, November 3-28, and The Magic Theater, San Francisco, December 1-18 Thu, 09 Dec 2004 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43e9c7d9-ca3d-4053-a775-c5c925c05bbE/pugi-d09.html 2004-12-09T05:00:00Z A bold attempt, with more to come http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/11/cana-n24.html Canada House, a two-act play, by J. Karol Korczynski, at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, Toronto, through November 28 Wed, 24 Nov 2004 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c344d911-6976-4478-a148-8dee3175c6bA/cana-n24.html 2004-11-24T05:00:00Z Schiller’s Don Carlos: the “light and warmth” of a timeless play http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/11/schi-n12.html The production of Friedrich Schiller’s (1759-1805) classic historical drama Don Carlos (1787) directed by Michael Grandage recently finished its run at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. The play will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in London from February 3, 2005 (previewing from January 28) for a limited 12-week run. Fri, 12 Nov 2004 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ff1e6f6-c502-472a-b64c-673efdc112dA/schi-n12.html 2004-11-12T05:00:00Z The family business and its discontents http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/08/ruth-a28.html Rutherford and Son, by Githa Sowerby, directed by Jackie Maxwell, at the Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, until October 9 Sat, 28 Aug 2004 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0d767e9f-a8a8-4a5f-b613-6d544ff5b2dM/ruth-a28.html 2004-08-28T05:00:00Z An attempt to grasp the whole: One World, a play by Robert Litz, opens in Hollywood http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/08/litz-a07.html One World, Robert Litz’s two-act play at the Elephant Theatre in Hollywood, has been extended for two weeks. Not bad for a play whose political content and social commentary the director/producer originally thought would make audiences walk out. Sat, 07 Aug 2004 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5664c067-a25e-4e5e-a876-ccb9e4aa78aM/litz-a07.html 2004-08-07T05:00:00Z Homage to Catalonia on stage: an interview with writer Pablo Ley and director Josep Galindo http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/07/int-j03.html Barbara Slaughter of the WSWS interviewed Spanish writer Pablo Ley, who co-adapted George Orwell’s Homage to Cataloniafor the stage, and Josep Galindo, who directed the recent production. [See: “A new dramatization of Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia”] Sat, 03 Jul 2004 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0afa83f1-7b17-45b4-93c6-2d2d4a449f9P/int-j03.html 2004-07-03T05:00:00Z A new dramatization of Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/07/cata-j03.html A new play based on George Orwell’s book Homage to Catalonia ended its international run in Barcelona on June 14. The drama’s theme was one which has rarely if ever been dealt with on stage—the revolutionary nature of the struggle of the Spanish working class in 1936-37 and the role of international Stalinism in suppressing it. Sat, 03 Jul 2004 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3bf7d717-3c44-490a-a89e-048130b8c1eO/cata-j03.html 2004-07-03T05:00:00Z A good deal to chew, and not all of it edible: Brecht and Mother Courage http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/03/moth-m22.html Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht, at the Classical Theater of Harlem, February 4-29 Mon, 22 Mar 2004 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/030fd88a-686b-4c57-97b6-87d76fea8b8F/moth-m22.html 2004-03-22T05:00:00Z A feeble warning to the German business and political establishment by playwright Rolf Hochhuth http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2004/03/hoch-m09.html At the conclusion of five short acts, the flag of the European Union is burning on stage and a demonstrator shouts: “A lack of imagination and submissiveness towards our master, the US, has led us Europeans to copy their star-spangled banner. Here too in Europe, profit has now become our only god.” The curtain falls. Tue, 09 Mar 2004 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5f3d1807-e5f7-451e-bf4b-e2930c0012bF/hoch-m09.html 2004-03-09T05:00:00Z A victim of state terror in the US http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2003/09/ssew-s11.html Australian writer Stephen Sewell’s latest play attempts to examine the rapid expansion of the US state apparatus since September 11, 2001 and how the Bush administration’s “war against terrorism” is being used to attack democratic rights and victimise innocent citizens. Directed by Aubrey Mellor and with a strong cast, it recently played at Melbourne’s Playbox Theatre and the South Australian State Theatre in Adelaide. Thu, 11 Sep 2003 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7242ed4c-de10-4780-b2bd-7244b9183b8P/ssew-s11.html 2003-09-11T05:00:00Z Ben Jonson’s Volpone: black comedy from the dawn of the modern era http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2003/06/volp-j24.html In response to the Sydney Theatre Company’s (STC) production of Ben Jonson’s Volpone last year, I determined to undertake a study of the life and work of this extraordinary playwright and poet. Although his work is seldom performed these days, Jonson was one of the leading protagonists in the most vibrant period of early English theatre. For a time, he was considered the virtual Poet Laureate of England. His literary stature rivalled, and for the century after his death, even overshadowed that of Shakespeare. Tue, 24 Jun 2003 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cb14693d-05b3-4d9e-a753-a81e3913a98I/volp-j24.html 2003-06-24T05:00:00Z