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2009-07-23 06:40:00

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In the new do-it-yourself life-coaching and personal development guide, "The Hamlet Secret: A Self-Directed (Shakespearean) Workbook for Living a Passionate, Joy-Filled Life" (published by AuthorHouse), author, former actor and director, performance breakthrough coach and entrepreneur James M. Lynch draws inspiration from "Hamlet," one of Shakespeare's most influential plays, to offer readers a guide to a deeper, more meaningful life. Lynch...

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2009-07-01 12:16:53

British actor Jude Law is taking his version of Hamlet from London's West End to Broadway, producers announced. Critics have praised Law's interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragic character at London's Wyndham's Theater, in a version directed by Michael Grandage, artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse Theater, the BBC reported Wednesday. Now Hamlet is set for a limited run at New York's Broadhurst Theater starting Oct. 6, with previews set to begin Sept. 12, the broadcaster said. The...

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2009-06-03 09:20:56

Overture Films has announced it is developing a modern-day film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragic play Hamlet to be set in the United States. Into the Wild and Milk star Emile Hirsch has signed on to play the title character in Hamlet, which will be helmed by Twilight and 13 director Catherine Hardwicke. Hardwicke and Hirsch previously collaborated on Lords of Dogtown. The Hamlet script is being penned by Philadelphia scribe Ron Nyswaner, who also adapted The Painted Veil from a...

2009-06-02 18:36:00

Hardwicke and Hirsch attached to project BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Overture Films announced today that it is currently developing a modern-day adaptation of the William Shakespeare classic Hamlet. SAG Award(R)-nominee Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) will play Hamlet for director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight). The script is being written by Oscar(R)-nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) who also adapted The Painted Veil from celebrated author W. Somerset...

2009-05-29 08:49:56

Scottish actor David Tennant has signed on to reprise the title role he played on stage in Hamlet in a BBC television production of the drama. Best known for his portrayal of TV's Doctor Who, Tennant was credited for drawing large audiences to the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2008-09 staging of Hamlet. However, the actor missed numerous performances after the show moved from Stratford-Upon-Avon to London's West End because he had to undergo, then recuperate from back surgery. BBC Two...

2009-01-08 09:00:00

Former Fortune 500 CEO joins leading online marketing company's board; Resource Nation forms strategic partnerships with Entrepreneur.com and LadiesWhoLaunch.com SAN DIEGO, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Resource Nation, an online company connecting businesses to local and national pre-screened vendors in over 100 categories such as credit card processing, telemarketing, and phone systems, elects Kenneth B. Hamlet to Chairman of the Board. As Chairman of Resource Nation, Mr. Hamlet will...

2009-01-05 07:59:07

Scottish actor David Tennant has returned to the London stage production of Hamlet after undergoing back surgery, the BBC said. The outgoing Doctor Who actor headlined the Royal Shakespeare Co.'s production of Hamlet in Stratford-upon-Avon during the summer and was slated to continue starring in the drama when it moved to the West End last month. However, he was forced to drop out of the play before opening night in London to have surgery for a slipped disc in his back. The RSC told the BBC...

2008-12-22 10:54:00

The Royal Shakespeare Company says there is a chance Scottish actor David Tennant may return to its London stage production of Hamlet. The Doctor Who actor headlined the RSC's production of Hamlet in Stratford-upon-Avon during the summer and was slated to continue starring in the drama when it moved to the West End. However, he was forced to drop out of the play before opening night in London to have surgery for a slipped disc in his back. We are not ruling out that (Tennant) might be able to...

2008-12-11 11:40:47

Scottish actor David Tennant was to undergo surgery for a slipped disc in his back Thursday, taking him out of his stage production of Hamlet, the BBC said. Tennant, who is best known for his work on the TV series Doctor Who, played the title character in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Hamlet in Stratford-upon-Avon last summer and was to reprise the role when the staging recently moved to London. However, his back injury forced him out of Monday's preview and Tuesday's...

2008-12-09 12:52:23

A recurring back injury forced Scottish actor David Tennant to drop out of Monday's performance of Hamlet in London, the BBC said. The 37-year-old Doctor Who star is playing the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's sold-out staging of the play at the Novello Theatre. Film, TV and theater actor Patrick Stewart co-stars in the production, which just transferred from Stratford-upon-Avon. We're waiting to hear whether he'll be able to perform tonight on press night, an RSC spokeswoman...


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2008-06-16 14:32:21

The Hamlet (Hypoplectrus), is a grouping fish that is found mainly in coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, particularly around Florida and the Bahamas. Hamlets are simultaneous hermaphrodites (or synchronous hermaphrodites): They have both male and female sexual organs at the same time as an adult. They seem quite at ease mating in front of divers, allowing observations in the wild to occur readily. They do not practice self-fertilization, but when they find a mate, the...

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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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