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  • Supreme Court's Shakespearian trial

     
    by Mark Silva So there was Samuel Alito, an appointee of George W. Bush on the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging the legality of a leader who invaded a sovereign nation killing his prisoners. Except, if it was Iraq and "the...
  • It's the Ides of March; watch your back

     
    It’s the Ides of March. In ancient Rome, the “Ides” (or “Idus” in Latin) was the term used for the middle of the month. It applied to the 15th of March, May, July and October, and the 13th of the...

    REVIEW: 'Pericles' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

     REVIEW: 'Pericles' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
    Late in life, when writers are more inclined to take the bigger, sadder, more complicated view of our long haul on this planet, William Shakespeare wrote (or more likely co-wrote) what variously are called the romances, the late plays or last plays. I...

    REVIEW: 'The Real Thing' at American Airlines Theatre

    REVIEW: 'The Real Thing' at American Airlines Theatre
    We're all vulnerable in love and marriage — even arty, self-aware British intellectuals who pride themselves on their carefully constructed and seemingly unimpeachable castles of wit, irony and intellectual fortitude. That's the main theme —...

    Sex sins of mighty are old hat in literature

    Sex sins of mighty are old hat  in literature
    It didn't start with Twitter — and it won't end with Weiner. For centuries, the theme of sexual sins committed by the powerful has been scintillating source material for the arts. In poems and plays, in novels and films and TV series, artists...