Sarah Montague

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The New Yorker Festival: For the Little Old Lady in Dubuque and Everywhere Else

Friday, September 30, 2011

The New Yorker magazine’s founding editor Harold Ross once famously described his publication as being, “not for the little old lady in Dubuque.” Today’s New Yorker is for her an...

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The Call of Things: Jane Bennett Talks About Hoarders at the Vera List Center

Monday, September 26, 2011

Les chose sont contre nous” ("Things are against us") is the wry slogan of Paul Jennings’ parodic philosophy resistentialism*. But Professor Jane Bennett of Johns Hopkins University doesn’t think so. (*For more on resistentialism, check out: Paul Jennings, "Report on Resistentialism," The Jenguin Pennings, 1963.)


What Remains

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Eighteen years ago, with whole chunks of my address book gutted by AIDS, I attended the first Broadway production of Angels in America. I emerged from the Walter Kerr Theater, the closing scene still lingering in my mind, to face a bitterly cold February night and a sky brilliant with stars. For a moment, like Kushner’s lost housewife, I imagined every friend I had lost as a separate constellation, mapped for me, forever, in a private welkin.

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High Tide: Animals and Natural Disaster

Friday, August 26, 2011

Toto didn’t warn Dorothy that they were about to be swept off to Oz, but there is a general belief—to some extent supported by science—that animals can sense natural disasters ahead of time.

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Game of Thrones: Sir Peter Hall and Michael Boyd in Conversation

Friday, August 05, 2011

In honor of its 50th birthday, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) brought together company founder Sir Peter Hall and current Artistic Director Michael Boyd in conversation at the ...


Blood and Honor: 'Julius Caesar' at the Park Ave. Armory

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Lucy Bailey’s unflinching production of “Julius Caesar” for the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) opens with a savage prequel: against a back projected image of the Capitoline Wolf (a ...


Loss and Grace in 'The Winter's Tale'

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The most telling thing about “The Winter’s Tale,” currently in repertory with the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Park Avenue Armory, is what it does not show. We eagerly anticipat...


Who Am I, Anyway? Changing Natures in the Forest of Arden

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"As You Like It" is considered a romantic comedy, and it certainly has the right “boy meets girl” ingredients. In fact, by the end of the play four boys meet girls. But though the relationship of the central couple, Rosalind and Orlando, is a core element in the work, and is heard in a minor key in the wooings of the three other couples, Michael Boyd’s production for the Royal Shakespeare Company reminds us that all kinds of love are on offer here. There is parental love, filial love, the love of servant for master, and vice versa; there is instant love, devoted love, rejected love — and all of them are put to the test in the Forest of Arden.


The Word as Sword: Reza Aslan at Poet's House

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

As the Middle East continues to feel the tremors of revolution from all across the landscape, Dr. Reza Aslan’s book “Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East” o...


Shakespearean Sages: Peter Brook and Michael Boyd in Conversation

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Peter Brook was a legendary director with the Royal Shakespeare Company (R.S.C.) in the 1960s and 1970s; Michael Boyd is the current Artistic Director. The two were recently brought t...

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Once More Unto the Bard: The Royal Shakespeare Company Takes New York

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The RSC has transported seven productions and a frame-by-frame replica of its theatre to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The occasion is the company’s 50th anniversary, ...


A Report from the Bryn Mawr Hound Show: Beagles, Bassets and Foxhounds, Oh My!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

When Jerry Seinfeld called out, “Release the hounds,” he probably wasn’t imagining the extravaganza that is the Bryn Mawr Hound Show, held each year on the handsome grounds of the Rad...

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Notes From the Field

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Greene Space's Shakepearean 'team'--Ricardo Fernandez, David Maclean, Sarah Montague, and Arthur Yorinks--are in London recording audio and video in anticipation of the Royal Shakespeare Company's forthcoming residency at the Armory, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival. Here are some notes from the field.

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Working Words: Writers Try to Fix It at the PEN World Voices Festival

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Is the pen mightier than the sword, or any number of other challenges? That’s what “A Working Day,” at the PEN World Voices Festival set out to explore on April 28.


Talk to Me: The PEN World Voices Festival Takes on Corporate Publishing

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Listen to the audio of a PEN World Voices Festival panel at the Standard Hotel. Writers and editors talked about the ways in which corporate publishing limited access to audiences, th...


Talk to Me: Oh, Really? Happy Ending at Joe's Pub

Monday, May 09, 2011

Reality. "Some people live in it, some people don't," observed Happy Ending host and curator Amanda Stern on Wednesday, May 4 at Joe's Pub before introducing three writers with different takes on the subject. The topic seemed a fitting flourish to a week that included both a fairy tale wedding and the death of an international terrorist—each event both fantastic and true.


Private Voices in a Public Place: Diaries at the Morgan Library

Friday, May 06, 2011

Bloggers? Tweeters? My Space? Facebook? Fahgedabodit. Hundreds of years before everyone got on a digital soapbox, diarists used this intimate form to confide their loves, longings, an...


Listening Out Loud

Thursday, May 05, 2011

About blogging—I don’t.  To me this word suggests an action taken by something hairy with a club.

Think of me as a diarist, or an old-fashioned essayist, musing on that space that is somewhere between public and private, without any particular agenda.  The Charles Lamb of the audio set.  

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Behind 'War Horse': The Puppeteers at The New School

Friday, April 29, 2011

One of the most powerful aspects of “War Horse,” which opened at Lincoln Center on April 14, is, of course, the astonishing puppets. At The New School’s Tishman Auditorium, the puppe...


Cornelia Street Café Says Happy Birthday to Shakespeare

Friday, April 29, 2011

It's fitting that William Shakespeare was born in the spring—April 26, 1564—because his sonnets are crammed with sumptuous images of ripe nature bursting its bounds. The Cornelia Stre...