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  • The impetus to write "Occupant" -- the title refers to the word Ms. Nevelson chose to have on her hospital-room door to keep admirers at bay -- was a belief, said Mr. Albee, "that her life was instructive for people who don't know much about what the arts are about, how tough they are."

    Edward Albee at 80:

  • There simply isn’t enough Dem only votes to pass Health Care in the House, the only option left for the Oval Office Occupant is to finally accept ** some** Republican ideas.

    Boehner to White House: You’ve been dodging our calls since April. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • Proof can be found in the 298-page draft report issued in April by the National Institute on Standards and Technology called Occupant Behavior, Egress, and Emergency Communications.

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  • For all its weaknesses as a play, "Occupant" is an effective vehicle for an older actress, and Ms. Ruehl makes the most of it.

    A 'Lion' Roars in Chicago

  • Might it be, as Mr. Albee does rather more than hint in "Occupant," that Louise Nevelson's life was her greatest work of art?

    A 'Lion' Roars in Chicago

  • Taking the judge's argument, that no voter may ever suffer the inconvenience of having to monitor and correct election office data entry errors, to its logical conclusion, one would have to eliminate the entire voter registration process and simply mail ballots to every imaginable mail stop, addressed to "Occupant".

    Sound Politics: Voter registration ruling was based on bogus evidence

  • A two-hander, "Occupant" was originally staged in 2002, when it starred Anne Bancroft, who became ill and withdrew from the production a week into previews, then returned to complete the show's brief run.

    Edward Albee at 80:

  • In "Occupant" he pairs Nevelson (Mercedes Ruehl) with a slightly dense interviewer (Larry Bryggman), by turns chummy and pushy, whose purpose is to cut through her dazzling anecdotage and get the facts, while she seeks in turn to seduce the audience with her hard-nosed charm.

    A 'Lion' Roars in Chicago

  • Or perhaps the announcement was intended as a warning to leave Mr. Albee alone -- to not annoy him, in any event, by asking just what "Occupant" (or any of his other plays) is about.

    Edward Albee at 80:

  • And because "Occupant" tries to cover most of Nevelson's very long life -- she died in 1988 at the age of 89 -- it never gets very far below the level of flashy superficiality, least of all when exploring the complex wellsprings of her life as an artist.

    A 'Lion' Roars in Chicago


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