A recap of the performing arts in a tumultuous year.
"Hong Kong doesn’t only lack animation studios, but more importantly, we’re far behind—homosexual marriages are still illegal."
According to Sheridan Thomas, teaching comedic timing is nearly impossible through a computer screen. Thomas, a teacher of acting and directing at Tufts University, is 70 years old and never had to teach online before COVID-19. She had to adjust to tools like Zoom to conduct her comedic Shakespeare class, and lagging WiFi made a mess of the course.
“I’m concerned for the economic welfare and health of our artists, but I’m not afraid and not nervous about what creativity is actually taking place right now.”
“A lot of people in Boston don’t associate Malcolm X with being a Boston figure. They don’t claim him. Let’s rediscover our own heroes and reclaim them and understand the complexities of who they were.”
A range of views from readers
A theatrical look at race in America
"Perspective, belief, memory, social class, education—among many other things—all play a role in shaping how we see and act in the world, but ultimately we are the creators."
A speedy taste of all things Shakespeare
Is the decades-long economic crisis for working people leading to less relevant art?