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Classicalite's Top 10 of 2013: B. Samuels on Theater

By B. Samuels on Dec 23, 2013 10:18 PM EST

Just as resident art historian Ross Smirnoff cited his Top 10 exhibits of 2013, B. Samuels, Classicalite's esteemed theater critic, hath spoken out on those productions that deserve special aesthetic accolades.

Alas, Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People at BAM's Next Wave Fest did not make the list.

Just remember, as another dramatic "critic" once noted with year-end listicles, brevity [with vids] are the soul of wit.

X. The Pokemusical

IX. Honor the Father

VIII. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

VII. The Apple Family Plays

VI. Life and Times

V. The Old Woman

Oscar-nominated actor/founding member of the Wooster Group Willem Dafoe and legendary performer Mikhail Baryshnikov are a dapper odd couple, forced to deal with the most inconsiderate--and inanimate--of houseguests, in this surreal marriage of absurdism, pitch-black comedy and vaudeville from director Robert Wilson.

IV. Henry V, Folger Theatre

Directed by Robert Richmond. 'Nuff said, Hank.

III. Twelfth Night/Richard III

An all-male cast performing Shakespeare's Twelfth Night/Richard III on Broadway, featuring Tony Award-winning actor Mark Rylance in gender-bending performances as King Dick...and also as Olivia.

II & I. No Man's Land/Waiting for Godot

Samuel B. Beckett's En Attendant Godot is No. 1, of course.

And speaking of art, if you're in the mood for staff writer Louise Burton's top 10 artist pub shots from this year, you'll be equally as informed.

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