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2009-07-29 15:20:00

A survey of British children found one in 20 respondents said former Boom Town Rats singer Bob Geldof discovered gravity rather than Sir Isaac Newton.

2009-03-24 21:26:01

Stacy Keach, who suffered a mild stroke last week, is to resume his starring role in the play Frost/Nixon, California's Ahmanson Theatre said Tuesday. Ahmanson spokesman Ken Werther told the Los Angeles Times the 67-year-old actor is expected to rejoin the touring production of the stage drama Friday, following a six-day hospitalization. Keach plays former U.S.

2009-03-18 20:39:11


2009-02-26 10:35:38

A planned film version of William Shakespeare's play King Lear, starring Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins, was scrapped, reportedly for economic reasons. Hopkins was to portray the troubled monarch, while Gwyneth Paltrow, Keira Knightley and Naomi Watts were to have played his daughters in the $36 million-budgeted movie, which was announced at last year's Cannes Film Festival in France. The Telegraph described the cancellation of the project as the first high-profile casualty of the recession in...

2009-02-04 10:59:28

Hollywood actor Al Pacino has signed on to play the title character in a new film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear. Variety.com said Michael Radford wrote the script for and plans to direct the movie.

2008-09-25 06:00:21

By ANTHONY DEL VALLE By ANTHONY DEL VALLE REVIEW-JOURNAL The Nevada Conservatory Theatre's "King Lear" is a good-looking production. But good looks only get you so far. Director Michael Lugering gives Shakespeare's brutal tragedy not only a modern aura, but a fascinatingly fascist one.

2008-07-14 12:00:39

PBS chief Paula Kerger told reporters in Los Angeles that she doesn't know yet if Ian McKellen's nude scene will appear in a PBS taping of his play King Lear.

2008-07-14 06:00:25

By Robert Bianco LOS ANGELES -- PBS is once again queuing up the classics, while modernizing a little around the edges. Among plans revealed Sunday at the semi-annual gathering for TV writers: *Cyrano de Bergerac.

2008-06-30 21:02:28

By Colin Dabkowski As the summer movie season prepares to enter high cotton-candy mode, Western New York theaters have come up with the perfect antidote: pure, unadulterated tragedy. And it couldn't be more welcome.

2008-06-23 00:00:16

By Subhadra Devan IT was clear to everyone at Victoria Theatre that the Chinese theme took over the new opera, Awaking, at the recent Singapore Arts Festival. This was Shakespeare meets Ming Dynasty novelist Tang Xianzu, who lived at the same time and died the same year.

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