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2008-07-01 06:00:31

By Kevin Kittredge kevin.kittredge@roanoke.com 981-3323 Roanoke's pre-eminent live theater, Mill Mountain Theatre, is in debt these days, but that hasn't stopped anyone else from, well, getting into the act. Star City Playhouse on Williamson Road recently completed its first season. Local playwright Kenley Smith is turning the former New York Fashions building on Campbell Avenue into a venue for new theater. And Showtimers, the community theater on McVitty Road, has been going since...

2008-06-22 12:00:22

By Celia McGee Talk about tall, dark and silent. Better yet, don't, because that would interrupt Stephen Rea's intense concentration on the computer- screen footage he's watching of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin in "Limelight." The delight that occasionally cracks the close concentration of Rea's long, gentle face does a kind of synchronized and symbiotic jig with laughter coming from the other quiet man at the rehearsal table on the second floor of the Public Theater, Sam Shepard....

2008-06-16 15:00:29

By Christine Dolen, The Miami Herald Jun. 15--One man is a Broadway star whose parents fled Cuba, an actor who may well find that the third time as a Tony Award nominee will be the charm. Another is a producer with endless drive and a fondness for musicals that make people happy. The third, also the son of Cuban immigrants, is an orchestrator, arranger and musical director who has achieved Broadway acclaim despite a hearing loss that goes back to childhood. When nominees for the...

2008-06-15 03:00:15

NEW YORK _ Producers of tonight's Tony Award telecast (8 to 11 EDT on CBS) are planning, somehow, to sell Broadway with scenes from 13 musicals _ including the two biggies, "The Little Mermaid" and "Young Frankenstein," which got no major nominations and, traditionally, would get no national face time. We can only imagine how the mass marketing will slant coverage away from a season most notable for an astonishing number of serious plays and for the triumph of two unconventional young...

2005-12-10 12:02:49

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An Australian who drank a broth of bacteria to prove a theory on stomach ulcers joined nine other scientists to receive their Nobel prizes on Saturday, with the literature winner absent for a second year in a row. British playwright Harold Pinter was advised by doctors not to travel to Stockholm for the award and sent his publisher. His absence came after reclusive Austrian author Elfriede Jelinek, who has a social phobia, refused to attend the...

2005-12-07 13:00:01

By Stephen Brown STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ailing British playwright Harold Pinter used his Nobel prize lecture on Wednesday to deliver a fierce attack on U.S. foreign policy and urge the unflinching pursuit of truth to restore "the dignity of man." Forbidden by doctors from going to Stockholm to receive the 10 million crown ($1.28 million) literature prize, 75-year-old Pinter, who has been battling cancer for years, sent a video recording showing him in a wheelchair with his legs under...

2005-11-30 13:02:38

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ill health has forced British playwright Harold Pinter to cancel all public appearances linked to his Nobel Prize for Literature, the Nobel Foundation said on Wednesday. Pinter had already pulled out of the award ceremony and banquet, but had been due in Stockholm to give the traditional Nobel literature lecture. This was canceled too. "His doctors have forbidden him to travel at this time," the Foundation said in a statement. A pre-recorded speech will instead...

2005-10-13 08:41:06

By Stephen Brown STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - British playwright Harold Pinter, a master of sparse dialogue and menacing silences who has been an outspoken critic of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, was the surprise winner of the Nobel literature prize on Thursday. The 75-year-old Londoner, son of a Jewish dressmaker, is one of Britain's best-known dramatists for plays like "The Birthday Party" and "The Caretaker," whose mundane dialogue with sinister undercurrents gave rise to the adjective...

2005-10-13 06:04:44

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - British playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2005 on Thursday. Pinter "uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression's closed rooms," said the Swedish Academy's citation for the 10 million crown prize.


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  • A spider.
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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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