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2009-02-11 20:35:31

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. Steve Allen, a knife crime expert , The Sun reported Wednesday. Katharine Grice, a...

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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. He is expected to start shooting it in Europe this year. This will be the second time Radford and Pacino team up for a Shakespeare project; they also worked together on the 2004 film version of The Merchant of Venice, in which Pacino played Shylock. Al has been offered this...

2008-10-08 12:00:23

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. Taymor previously adapted a tragedy written by Shakespeare for her film "Titus" and directed last year's movie musical "Across the Universe." She also was the mastermind behind the critically acclaimed stage version of "The Lion...

2008-10-08 00:00:27

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. Not that we can ever have too much of the bard, or that's what I think, especially when we have traditional performances alongside hilarious, innovative, iconoclastic, free-flying stagings like this one. The Taming of The Shrew is one of Shakespeare's plays that can stand...

2008-08-13 15:00:36

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. And when the storm outside...

2008-08-12 03:00:44

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. Both of these tortures could easily have been inflicted in the Long Beach Playhouse's production of Sandra Fenichel Asher's "Romeo & Juliet, Together and Alive at Last," which opened last weekend on the Mainstage. The show features both a serious and a not-so-serious version...

2008-08-02 15:00:15

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. Written by Bella and Samuel Spewack, "Kiss Me Kate" combines Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" with Cole Porter's music and lyrics. The show is a play-within-a-play where each cast member's onstage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. The following characters are...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

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. Director Julia Stafford Northcote, for so long a lynchpin of local drama and founder of Lookout, is leaving her home town and bringing to an end what has become one of the most enjoyable traditions of the summer. She is ending with Kiss Me Kate, a musical that she describes as "funny, colourful and pacy" and which...

2008-08-01 21:00:25

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. And it was the sky's own dramatics that stole the show the first two times I saw "As You Like It" on the Common recently. But when the rain and thunder finally let Commonwealth Shakespeare be, Steven Maler's production proved bright enough to give off its own light. Shakespeare's middle-period...

2008-07-31 18:00:33

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. But who can test this theory? You'd have to comb foreign countries to find all the missing work, and only a cineaste extraordinaire would go to such trouble. Luckily, Charlotte's Ross Wilbanks is that kind of guy....


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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