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2013-03-05 08:26:42

PHILADELPHIA, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Robot Shakespeare Company produces animated Shakespeare plays with sci-fi robots playing all the characters. Their first release, "The Tragedy of Macbeth", aims to get kids interested in the Bard by appealing to them on their own terms. The 90 minute movie uses the original text of the play, as written by Shakespeare, and animates it using robots, spaceships, and all the sci-fi trappings. There is also a subtitle track in modern English so...

2012-06-12 06:23:39

NEW YORK, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon & Schuster Audio is proud to announce the publication of MACBETH, a new audio program based on William Shakespeare's timeless work, interpreted and performed by Tony Award-winning and Emmy nominated actor Alan Cumming. The program will be published on July 3, 2012 to coincide with the limited engagement of Cumming's one-man performance of MACBETH at New York's Lincoln Center Festival. The audio program will be available in both CD and...

2011-10-05 21:59:18

“Wash away my troubles, wash away my pain,” goes the song. Is there such a thing as soap and water for the psyche? Yes: Metaphor is that powerful, say Spike W.S. Lee and Norbert Schwarz of the University of Michigan in a literature review appearing in the latest issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science. Religious rites like baptism make psychological sense, the article suggests. Says Lee:...

2008-10-10 00:00:24

From BBC1 TV's One Show and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, award winning Mitch Benn (pictured left) along with his band, The Distractions, is taking to the road in a two hour show to coincide with the release of his new studio album Sing Like An Angel. For anyone who likes music and a laugh, this is a must see. Mitch is without equal at poking fun in song at both the world and the music business. The show will feature a host of new compositions plus old favourites like Everything...

2008-10-08 06:00:26

By Matt Wolf It's not just Pirandello's six characters who famously make searching their career. So, too, does the London theater in its approach to the classics in a city that runs toward time-honored plays just as New York often seems to recoil from them (unless, of course, that particular classic happens to have originated in London). Even the new work in London can have a canonical source: the most vigorously original play of the year so far, Roy Williams's long-departed "Days of...

2008-09-28 00:00:22

This production of Shakespeare's shortest tragedy is highly charged and atmospheric. It charts Macbeth's transition from noble and trusted soldier to a power hungry regicide, egged on by an ambitious and unscrupulous wife, and the double edged prophecies of the weird sisters. It is stripped to its essentials. On the bare stage stands a cart, containing the few props needed, and the staves with which the fights are stylised. Lighting is fluid but effective, and much use is made of music,...

2008-08-23 00:00:24

For those who just can't get enough movies about amateur-acting- gone-awry, "Never Say Macbeth" comes out this Tuesday on DVD. This micro-budget indie film stars Pittsburgh native Mark Deklin, a Broadway actor who also did the fight choreography for Kevin Kline in "Cyrano de Bergerac." It's a satirical comedy about a science teacher who accidentally unleashes the curse of Macbeth upon his ex-girlfriend's play. He must battle a troupe of superstitious actors and a crazed director to win...

2008-08-21 15:00:43

By JUDY HARRISON; OF THE NEWS STAFF STONINGTON - The highlight of any Maine theatergoer's summer is the production of one of Shakespeare's masterpieces at the Stonington Opera House. The company of New York actors takes risks with the Bard few companies in Maine dare try, and pushes the technical limits of the more than 100-year-old facility. Last week's production of "Macbeth" was technically stunning. The set, lighting, original music and puppets illuminated "the Scottish play" in ways...

2008-08-08 18:00:27

By Staff Report CENTERVILLE -- Playhouse South, A Community Theater, presents a Theater under the Stars production of William Shakespeare's masterpiece "Macbeth" on Aug. 15-16 and Aug. 22-23. Performances will be held at Stubbs Park Amphitheater at 255 W. Spring Valley Road in Centerville. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; curtain is at 8 p.m. Reservations are not being accepted as seating is firstcome, first-serve. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Admission is free, but donations...

2008-07-31 21:00:27

By Vanessa D. Overbeck There's a new show in town. Paul Jacques, former board member of the Redlands Shakespeare Festival, has founded a new theater series called the Inland Empire Shakespeare Festival. "Over the last several years we've seen a number of theaters beginning more and more to take on Shakespeare," said Patrick Brien, executive director of the Riverside Arts Council. "This is very exciting as for a long time Shakespeare has been extremely under- produced and...