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2012-10-10 17:30:12

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Which death is preferable to every other?: “The unexpected.” This quote, attributed to Julius Caesar himself, turned out to be prophetic. His assassination on the Ides of March in 44 BC was truly an unexpected event for the most famous leader of the Roman empire. Antonio Monterroso, CSIC researcher from the Institute of History of the Center for Humanities and Social Sciences (CCHS-CSIC), states: "We always knew that...

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2009-01-02 06:20:58

Australian film actor Hugh Jackman dropped out of talks to star in Cleo, director Steven Soderbergh's upcoming 3-D, live-action musical, Variety.com said. The $30 million film with a rock 'n' roll soundtrack is to co-star Chicago Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as the ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The entertainment industry trade newspaper said Soderbergh wanted Australia and X-Men star Jackman to play her lover, the Roman general Marc Antony, however, the actor declined after giving...

2008-10-01 09:00:26

By Erica Hansen Deseret News CEDAR CITY -- The fall season is now under way at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, and what a lovely time to visit Cedar City. With fall colors glowing against the red rocks, the festival has settled in for cooler weather by offering three new plays -- frankly, all worth checking out. - - - - - "JULIUS CAESAR" (running time 2 hours, 15 minutes; one intermission) It's a plot and subject that always seem relevant: power and politics; greed and ambition;...

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2008-04-06 21:00:00

CHARLTON HESTON, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot- racing "Ben-Hur" and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the'50s and'60s, has died. He was 84. The actor died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills with his wife, Lydia, at his side, said family spokesman Bill Powers, who declined to comment on the cause of death or provide any further details. Heston revealed in 2002 that he had symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease....

2008-03-24 22:50:00

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. It was the pivotal moment in an ancient soap opera, one marked by intrigue, romance, betrayal and widespread consequence. The Battle of Actium in 31 B.C. was an epic showdown that pitted Mark Antony and Cleopatra against spurned former ally Octavian. When Octavian eventually reigned supreme in battle, it meant the end of the Roman Republic for...

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. Denzel Washington was a critical flop, if a box office smash, in "Julius Caesar" last year and reviewers are wondering if Julia Roberts, David Schwimmer and Amanda Peet will hit it big this season. Oscar winner Roberts makes her Broadway debut in Richard Greenberg's "Three Days of Rain," which...


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