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David Clement , Doug Wright - Opening night for Hamlet In Bed at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre - Departures. - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 11th September 2015

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David Clement and Doug Wright

Derek McLane, David Lander, Susan Hilferty and Doug Wright - Opening night party for the Atlantic Theater Company production Posterity, held at Moran's restaurant - Arrivals. at Moran's restaurant, - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 16th March 2015

Derek Mclane, David Lander, Susan Hilferty and Doug Wright

Doug Wright and David Clement - Opening night party for the Atlantic Theater Company production Posterity, held at Moran's restaurant - Arrivals. at Moran's restaurant, - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 15th March 2015

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Moises Kaufman and Doug Wright

Jack Noseworthy, Sergio Trujillo, Doug Wright, Mary McCann and Neil Pepe - 2013 Drama Desk Awards held at Town Hall Arrivals - New York City, NY, United States - Sunday 19th May 2013

Jack Noseworthy, Sergio Trujillo, Doug Wright, Mary Mccann and Neil Pepe

Doug Wright - Opening night after party for 'Hands on a Hard Body' at Roseland Ballroom-Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 22nd March 2013

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Memoirs Of A Geisha Review


Weak
The only thing which director Rob Marshall doesn't throw into Memoirs of a Geisha is a torch song in which the heroines can lament their sad fates; it might have been an improvement if he had. Adapted from Arthur Golden's 1997 bestselling novel, the film is about Sayuri, a young girl in pre-war Japan sold into servitude at a Kyoto okiya, or geisha house. Although interesting as drama, the book was beloved for its depiction of this long-gone culture's intricate rituals, and the grueling training and subterfuge which the geisha indulged in to succeed. Since much of that material is better suited for the page than the screen, the film blows up the book's more melodramatic moments (and there were plenty of them) into a cliched soap opera of thwarted love, backstabbing and really pretty outfits.

Marshall gives the film, especially its early scenes where Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang) gets schooled in the hard-knock ways of the okiya, a goodly amount of sound and fury that has more than a hint of Spielberg to it (the original director of the project, he stayed on as producer). Having one of the world's most photogenic period settings, Marshall makes all that he can of it, and the results are astonishing. This is a film of fluttering cherry blossoms and dark alleyways lit by paper lanterns, where all houses have their own deftly-maintained garden and everyone is dressed to the nines. The problem is that no amount of amped-up drama or pretty window-dressing can make up for the fact that the phenomenally talented cast has been stuck with hackneyed dialogue to deliver in English - a first language for none of them.

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Quills Review


Excellent
Come frolic with the Marquis de Sade deep in the bowels of the Charenton Asylum, where he'll tickle your fancy with lavish descriptions of bestiality, flatulence and the dimples of a fat mademoiselle's bottom.

As portrayed in Quills, based on the Obie Award-winning play by Doug Wright, the Marquis is an earthy, dirty, jolly old soul with the unquenchable desire to write his perverse dreams on paper. He's the unflinching id in the face of mediocrity and tolerance, the middle finger held like a candle to the powerful hypocrites, and the loud fart in the house of God, an affront to restrictive dogma.

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