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2008-10-01 03:00:15

Amusing, poignant, and sometimes illogical, playwright Sarah Ruhl's romantic comedy, "The Clean House," is a delicate balance of reality, the esoteric and the mystical. Reality is an actual historical reference to William Stewart Halstead, a prominent American surgeon credited with the invention of sterile surgical procedures and the surgical glove. Ruhl maneuvers this into an analogy for love. The esoteric is represented by one character's reference to bashert, the Jewish belief in one's...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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