Latest Laurence Olivier Stories

2008-07-19 00:00:26

From his cheerful face with its ready smile you would never guess that Hugh Harlow lived with horror in his younger days. Horror with a capital H. Dracula and Frankenstein, creatures from outer space and the slimy depths. All of them charming characters, he says, ready to obey his every word.

2008-06-13 18:00:00

By Christopher Blank "Orson's Shadow," now onstage at Circuit Playhouse, comes on the heels of "The Compleat Stage Beauty," another play about life in the theater. Both are packed with inflated egos, barbed banter in English accents and numerous references to Shakespeare.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.