Latest John Gielgud Stories

2008-09-19 00:00:20

By PAUL TAYLOR Theatre SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR Gielgud Theatre LONDON ***** WAR HORSE NationalTheatre: Olivier LONDON **** Rupert Goold is a name that will give any project legs at the moment.

2008-09-15 00:00:22

By Paul Taylor Not enough straight plays in the West End? Not so, says Paul Taylor - a new version of Pirandello's 'Six Characters' is starting a serious revolution First question: how do you adapt a play like Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author so that it is refreshed and reinvigorated by being brought up to speed with techniques and technologies that have sprung since the author's own day? That's a tricky enough proposition.

2008-08-12 12:01:05

Stage and screen actor Terence Rigby has died at 71, his spokesman said yesterday. Rigby died at his London home last night. He had been suffering from lung cancer.

2008-08-03 12:00:21

By Hal Boedeker, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Aug. 3--How will the new Brideshead Revisited stack up to the miniseries? Maybe it isn't fair to compare. After all, this miniseries unfolds in 11 parts and offers some of the greatest actors and revels in stupendous production values.

2008-08-02 00:00:19

By Eoghan Williams The lights have gone out in five West End theatres, amid fears that traditional plays are being shunned by cash-strapped audiences in favour of musicals. Just seven non-musical plays are being staged in London's theatreland, compared to 24 musicals.

2008-07-13 09:00:24

By Andrew Johnson A copy of a Pirandello play, broadcast to a tiny audience in 1930, casts light on a media milestone - although the BBC at the time was unconvinced Exactly 78 years ago tomorrow, four men and a woman gathered in John Logie Baird's new studio in central London and carried out an experiment with the infant medium of television.

2006-01-13 14:42:20

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Hollywood stars step off the silver screen to tread the boards of Broadway, they often play to full houses of adoring fans -- and dubious critics.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.