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A director at Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London says he is meeting with police to discuss concerns that Romeo and Juliet promotes knife crimes. Bill Buckhurst, who is directing a production of William Shakespeare's tragedy that will be shown for free to about 10,000 teenagers, said he plans to discuss its violent aspects, including three fatal stabbings and Juliet's famous suicide-by-dagger, with Cmdr.
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.
Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Djimon Hounsou and Russell Brand reportedly have signed on for the big-screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest." The Hollywood Reporter said Julie Taymor is directing the film version of Shakespeare's supernatural play.
There's a glut of Shakespeare around at the moment, with two versions of Macbeth, Frantic Assembly's Othello, a burlesque children's take based on a Midsummer Night's Dream, and this take on The Taming of The Shrew.
By Colin Dabkowski A sublime sense of mischief, mystery and foreboding was on display Saturday night during the Chautauqua Theater Company's pitch- perfect production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The crashing thunder outside the Chautauqua Institution's Bratton Theater only heightened the otherworldly spell cast by Shakespeare's language, delivered with crisp comic clarity by a company made up entirely of the CTC's young conservatory members.
By A.K. Whitney Watching Shakespeare done badly can be sheer torture for an audience. But then again, so can watching Shakespeare done badly on purpose, because it actually takes skill to do a successful parody.
AUBURN - Auditions for Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre's production of "Kiss Me Kate" will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, and at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center.
Kiss Me Kate Bishton Hall LOOKOUT'S final outdoor summer musical provides a last chance for audiences to enjoy one of these productions in the Temple Garden at Bishton Hall.
By JENNA SCHERER "AS YOU LIKE IT" Presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare on Boston Common, Tuesday night, through Sunday. "All the world's a stage," indeed - especially when you're outdoors.
By Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Jul. 31--Orson Welles has the title of Hollywood's Most Abused Genius, because he produced one absolute masterpiece in "Citizen Kane," a handful of near-classics and a lifetime of butchered movies studios recut or aborted.
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