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Family Fragility: Review on The Glass Menagerie

The Mac Weekly

April 21, 2016

Tennessee Williams came back to life for a short time in Macalester’s production of The Glass Menagerie. From a platform elevated above the other characters, Williams sat at his desk and commented solemnly on his own play. The Macalester Theater Department descr...

In the Blood: A Reflection

April 24, 2014

Actor Stephen Straub ‘14 made a joke to describe certain audience members’ reactions to the Theater and Dance Department’s spring show, In the Blood: “How do you make a typical Macalester student uncomfortable? Tell th...

In Defense of “The Government Inspector”

December 6, 2013

I have recently heard more than enough denigrating Macalester’s recent stage production of “The Government Inspector,” which I greatly enjoyed. It has been argued that the portrayal of female characters was overly shallow an...

“The Government Inspector”: A serious regression for Mac

November 22, 2013

As many of you may have watched, Macalester’s fall mainstage production was a piece entitled “The Government Inspector”, written in the 1800s. I want to keep that fact in mind as we move through this discussion, and I ...

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