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June 1, 2014

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Maleficent: How Disney is Reshaping its own Princess Legacy, Giving Back What was Taken

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Make no mistake, Maleficent is a revisionist, feminist retelling of a familiar princess story, one of THE princess stories. When I was a little girl, my favorite Disney movie was Sleeping Beauty. When I look back on this now, the only possible reason I can think of for loving it so much was that Aurora was, to me, the prettiest of all of the princesses. With her long cotton candy…

2014 Drama Desk Awards, in progress

2014 Drama Desk Awards, in progress

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The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards are underway (8:00PM – 10:30PM ET) at The Town Hall in Manhattan. Here are the livestream. The nominees are below. We’ll update periodically as winners are announced. Best Play Nell Benjamin, The Explorers Club Steven Levenson, Core Values Conor McPherson, The Night Alive Richard Nelson, Regular Singing Bruce Norris, Domesticated Robert Schenkkan, All The Way John Patrick Shanley, Outside Mullingar Best Musical A Gentleman’s…