Three-Sentence Reviews

What if Shakespeare Grew Up in Iowa?

July 6, 2012

In the Oregon Shakespeare Festival‘s production, the Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa, our favorite farcical  Falstaff is a recently-failed presidential candidate who finds himself down and out in Windsor, where the wives are plentiful. So plentiful, in fact, that a few of them are married [...]

Fiddle the Escape Wheel (Tinkers by Paul Harding)

March 14, 2011

Paul Harding is doing something here structurally that is just about impossible to explain. The long lyrical passages and excerpts from a fictional eighteenth-century horologists’ manual (seriously!) are forceful, beautiful, and—against all odds—deeply and convincingly rooted in [...]