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Archives for March 2002

Editorial: Hansel, Hobbits, and Harry

I recently had the good fortune to see a brilliant production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel at the Chicago Lyric Opera. Directed by Richard Jones and designed by John Macfarlane, it was not intended as a production for children; nevertheless, it neatly focused the work using its most child-compelling theme: hunger. The first-act curtain displayed […]