EYE ON THEATRE: Of Cripples and Crossdressers By JOHN SIMON

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The Irish theater has thrived on its characters’ eccentricity, sometimes based on outlandish individuality, sometimes on mere benightedness. Yeats was the chief exception; other playwrights mostly followed this proven recipe. Otherwise put, whereas in sophisticated comedy protagonists are smarter than the rest, in typical Irish comedy they are more conniving, more absurd or just more loony. Out of this tradition …

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Eye on Theatre: 50th Anniversary Production of “Succeed” Succeeds By John Simon

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The very effectively revived musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is savvily based on a shrewd novel by Shepherd Mead, whose many years in advertising work enabled him to be an apt recorder of the shenanigans on which big business is based.  This tongue-in-cheek show ranges brilliantly from impish cheekiness to imperious impudence. 

eHeziEye on Theatre: 50th Anniversary Production of “Succeed” Succeeds By John Simon