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2011-11-24 11:46:32

Body-conscious Shakespeare: Sensory disturbances in troubled characters Shakespeare was a master at portraying profound emotional upset in the physical symptoms of his characters, and many modern day doctors would do well to study the Bard to better understand the mind-body connection, concludes an analysis of his works, published in Medical Humanities. Kenneth Heaton, a medical doctor and extensively published author on William Shakespeare's oeuvre, systematically analyzed 42 of the...

2008-09-23 18:00:26

A NEW Royal Shakespeare Company production of the tragedy Othello will be performed at Newcastle's Northern Stage next February. The announcement was made as the RSC prepares to transport 16 musicians, 22 actors, one euphonium, a blow-up doll and 11 cans of Baxters Scotch Broth (for use as projectile vomit) from Stratford- upon-Avon to Newcastle for their autumn season. Next month the RSC will be performing Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice and The Taming of the Shrew at the Theatre...

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....

2008-07-20 12:00:30

By Misha Berson, Seattle Times Jul. 20--ASHLAND, Ore. -- A distraught Othello murders his innocent wife, Desdemona. The Roman general Coriolanus goes over to the enemy army. Emily Webb, who perished young, yearns for the living from her Grover's Corners grave. All this, and much more, is transpiring on the boards at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) this summer. Meanwhile, those who run this major West Coast theater worry a lot about what's happening at the gas pump, along with...

2008-07-14 12:00:39

PBS chief Paula Kerger told reporters in Los Angeles that she doesn't know yet if Ian McKellen's nude scene will appear in a PBS taping of his play King Lear. McKellen, who is best known for playing Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Magneto in the X-Men movies, played the title character in the Royal Shakespeare Company's staging of William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear, which toured last year. The 69-year-old is to reprise his role for a taping of the production to air on...

2008-07-08 15:00:34

By Barry Gaines For the Journal I returned from my summer travels just in time to join a capacity opening-night audience for "Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)" at the Vortex. This rollicking play by Canadian Ann-Marie MacDonald operates on several levels, all of them entertaining. Before we hear a line of dialogue, we see mousey academic Constance Ledbelly at work at her cluttered desk while Othello smothers his innocent wife Desdemona and Juliet, finding her beloved Romeo dead,...

2008-06-23 00:00:16

By Subhadra Devan IT was clear to everyone at Victoria Theatre that the Chinese theme took over the new opera, Awaking, at the recent Singapore Arts Festival. This was Shakespeare meets Ming Dynasty novelist Tang Xianzu, who lived at the same time and died the same year. Awaking was supposed to be a melding of East and West in one show. But, I think the dramatics stole the show and since it was Chinese opera which was sort of the mainstay of the show, the Asian element came to the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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