Elliot Norton Awards

May 31, 2007

BritannicusLast week A.R.T. artists were honored with two Elliot Norton Awards. In addition, Artistic Director Robert Woodruff was honored with a special citation in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Elliot Norton Awards. Here is the text of Robert’s speech delivered by Gideon: Read the rest of this entry »


Britannicus on YouTube

January 25, 2007

We thought you might be interested in the eight minute video we created about our production of Britannicus:

“Robert Woodruff directs his final production as Artistic Director at the American Repertory Theatre, Jean Racine’s Britannicus. A contemporary staging of this 17th-century French play, Britannicus is part political thriller, part gripping family drama, that serves as a mirror to the 21st Century.”

-Nicholas Peterson

Bush as Nero on the cover of The New Yorker

January 25, 2007

Since we’ve just opened Britannicus, we thought we’d share with you the cover of last week’s New Yorker:

New Yorker cover

We look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

-Nicholas Peterson

“Poisoning Deaths Throughout History” on NPR

December 5, 2006

With the recent news of the former Russian Spy who has been poisoned, the internet, televised news, and airwaves have been quite busy. This past weekend NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday had a commentary titled “Poisoning Deaths Throughout History”. From the description:

“Classics commentator Elaine Fantham reminds Scott Simon of some historic poisoning cases, starting with Socrates.”

The story also mentions Britanncius. We thought you might be interested:

Listen to the piece online (this landing page will have instructions).

We look forward to seeing you at Britannicus!

– Nicholas Peterson