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Monday, June 25, 2001


The tradition of shrew-taming stories in commedia dell’arte, as well as European and English folk drama, was long established by the time Shakespeare took on the theme for "The Taming of the Shrew" in 1593. Even the opening episode concerning the character Christopher Sly, a drunken sot with a shrewish wife, for whom the play is performed as a kind of fantasy dream-come-true, is a common one in folk tales as old as the "Arabian Nights." Comment


Joseph Chirico, founder and owner of Marco Polo Ristorante in Carroll Gardens, is a true American success story. Comment


"Gypsy," with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is just about as perfect a musical as ever hit Broadway. Add to this Ethel Merman in her last major role, and it’s easy to see why the 1959 musical made Broadway history. Comment



Blue Ribbon opened a branch of their acclaimed Manhattan eateries in Park Slope on June 6. Comment

Jamestown fans root, root, root for visiting team

Cyclones: JAMESTOWN, NY - Jamestown is, according to Mayor Sam Teresi, traditionally a Yankee town. But that didn’t stop its baseball fans from coming out to the park to check out the Brooklyn Cyclones, an affiliate of the New York Mets. Comment

Cyclones triumph in first      game

Cyclones: JAMESTOWN, NY - What you are about to read may surprise you, but I promise you that you’re reading it correctly: the Brooklyns won a game Tuesday night. Comment

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