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2008-09-26 12:00:09

Glenn Close, Kathleen Turner and Dominic Cooper were among the stars who turned out for British actor Daniel Radcliffe's Broadway debut in "Equus" Thursday. Radcliffe, 19, is best known for playing wizard Harry Potter in the blockbuster film franchise. In Peter Shaffer's "Equus," he portrays a troubled young man who blinds six horses. Richard Griffiths plays the psychiatrist who treats him. The BBC said Close, Turner and Cooper were in the audience when the play opened Thursday night...

2008-09-26 06:00:24

By Elysa Gardner NEW YORK -- The good and bad news about the new Broadway revival of Equus (*** out of four) with Daniel Radcliffe is that the actor is aging a lot more gracefully than the play. In this London-based production, which opened Thursday at the Broadhurst Theatre, the Harry Potter star puts to rest any arguments that his appeal should be limited to moony adolescents and maudlin grown-ups. If only the same could be said for Peter Shaffer's 35-year-old drama. Shaffer's...

2008-09-25 06:00:21

By Elysa Gardner Daniel Radcliffe doesn't understand "the fuss over the difference between stage acting and screen acting." The Harry Potter star, who makes his Broadway debut in a revival of Peter Shaffer's Equus opening tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre, says the stage makes certain technical demands. But Radcliffe, 19, dismisses the notion that live performance need be larger in scale or that doing eight shows a week requires more energy than a movie, "where there can be really...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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