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2008-10-12 15:00:14

By DAMIEN JAQUES Five women founded Renaissance Theaterworks with a mission in 1993. It was to be Milwaukee's women's stage company, and it has been that with exceptional results. But an eyebrow must be raised when scanning the cast list of the troupe's new production. "The Persians" employs nine males and one female on stage. "Yeah, I noticed that and mentioned it to the women,""Persians" director Angela Iannone said with a laugh. "They pointed out that the adaptation was written by a...

2007-02-16 18:49:24

ATHENS, Greece - Sections of an ancient Greek theater were discovered on Thursday during construction work in an Athens suburb, archaeologists said. Until now, only two such buildings were known in the ancient city where western theater originated more than 2,500 years ago. Fifteen rows of concentric stone seats have been located so far in the northwestern suburb of Menidi, according to Vivi Vassilopoulou, Greece's general director of antiquities. "Another section appears to lie under a...

2006-02-27 16:54:02

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oedipus, the legendary Greek king who killed his father and married his mother, was "the original gangsta" and a "mack daddy" who looked like James Brown. At least that's how the story goes in a new hip-hop musical. "The Seven" is an updated version of Aeschylus's tragedy "Seven Against Thebes," the story of the two sons of Oedipus who take up arms against each other after he curses them. The program for the play includes a glossary explaining...

2006-02-27 14:28:48

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oedipus, the legendary Greek king who killed his father and married his mother, was "the original gangsta" and a "mack daddy" who looked like James Brown. At least that's how the story goes in a new hip-hop musical. "The Seven" is an updated version of Aeschylus's tragedy "Seven Against Thebes," the story of the two sons of Oedipus who take up arms against each other after he curses them. The program for the play includes a glossary explaining...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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