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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:...

2008-12-09 12:52:23

A recurring back injury forced Scottish actor David Tennant to drop out of Monday's performance of Hamlet in London, the BBC said. The 37-year-old Doctor Who star is playing the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's sold-out staging of the play at the Novello Theatre. Film, TV and theater actor Patrick Stewart co-stars in the production, which just transferred from Stratford-upon-Avon. We're waiting to hear whether he'll be able to perform tonight on press night, an RSC spokeswoman...

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...

2008-08-07 15:00:36

By CAROLYN CHURCHILL and AMANDA MACMILLAN HE is a good, if not a great, Dane. That was the verdict yesterday after Doctor Who star David Tennant made his longawaited appearance as Hamlet in a Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production. The casting of the 37-yearold Scot as the young Danish prince had sparked some barbed comments about theatre companies using big names to fill seats. But Tennant's performance at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford- upon-Avon, has been roundly praised by...

2008-07-29 00:00:29

A plymouth theatre company is to stage Shakespeare's famous 'Scottish play', Macbeth, in October. The Tamerton Village Players are to put on their production in Plymouth and Tavistock. In May, TVP performed Little Shop of Horrors at the Devonport Playhouse. The drama group, from Tamerton Foliot, said it had been 'very nervous' about whether they would attract a large enough audience to be financially viable, but spokeswoman Paula Gerry said: "It was a fantastic experience for us all....

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