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Frank Rich
(1949-____) born on
Feb 6
US columnist. Frank Rich is an Associate Editor and columnist at The New York Times.
There's something endearingly crackpot about this play -- it speaks to us from the century's boom time, when our culture, like the author, was at once naive and inordinately ambitious.

The playwright starts off angry, soon becomes furious and then skyrockets into sheer rage.
The actor doesn't merely command the stage, he seems to own it by divine right.
As synthetic and padded as the transvestites' cleavage.
Yul Brynner's performance in "The King and I," . . . can no longer be regarded as a feat of acting or even endurance. After 30-odd . . . Mr Brynner is, quite simply, The King.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude, in NY "Times," 22 Feb 1985.
R: On Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart," about AIDS, in NY "Times," 22 Apr 1985.
A: On Richard Burton's revival of "Camelot," role he created in 1960, recalled on Burton's death, in NY "Times," 6 Aug 1984.
N: On "La Cage aux Folles," in NY "Times," 22 Aug 1983.
K: On opening night of Brynner's farewell engagement in the title role he created in 1951, in NY "Times," 8 Jan 1985.

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