| Oct 6, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Geoffrey Holder was a jack of all trades if ever there was one. The dancer, choreographer, actor, artist and composer, who died Sunday at the age of 84, put his surprisingly graceful 6-foot-6 frame, booming voice and flamboyant style to use on stage, TV...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Brooke Adams was living proof that an actor can have a diverse, sophisticated and challenging career and not know Samuel Beckett's plays from a hole in the ground.
Now, almost 60 years after making her debut as a child actor at a Michigan theater run by...
| Oct 5, 2014
Q: In the sentence, "None of that revenue is going to the city, whose main source of income is taxes," is it correct to use "whose" to refer to a city, an inanimate object? — Mary Kaskan, Watertown, N.Y.
As the English language evolved...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:30 PM
LONDON -- The first image has been released from the "The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses," which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III, Judi Dench as Cecily, Duchess of York and Sophie Okonedo as Queen Margaret.
The William Shakespeare series,...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Lords and ladies in courtly regalia once again turned back the clock at Dodd Stadium, where the Connecticut Renaissance Faire opened for its second fall season in Norwich on Sept. 27. The festival, which features Medieval- and fantasy-themed...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Today is Monday, Sept. 21, 2014. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 86 degrees and a low of 64.
Headlines from the area:
- Dozens converged on Lincoln Park in Burbank Saturday for an afternoon of bending acrobatics and the words...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Dozens converged on Lincoln Park in Burbank Saturday for an afternoon of bending acrobatics and the words of William Shakespeare.
Many crowded on blankets or sat comfortably in chairs for a live performance of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," preceded by...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:21 PM
At one point in "Since I Suppose," the new theater piece from the remarkable Australian company, One Step at a Time Like This, you find yourself alone in Daley Plaza, most likely in the middle of a workday. Look around, says the voice in your ear. Be...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 2:34 PM
This past weekend, two works by the same author opened at two leading Chicago-area theater companies, Writers Theatre in Glencoe and Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago. This would not be so unusual if the playwright was William Shakespeare or David Mamet,...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:57 PM
DES MOINES (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Wednesday for referring to people who squeeze U.S. military personnel serving overseas on loans and other financial issues as "Shylocks," a reference to a stereotypical Jewish character in...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Some Shakespeare, a touch of Stoppard and then things get really Wilder (Thornton, that is). That's just some of the major writers whose works will highlight a busy stage season on Connecticut. Throw in a new musical at Goodspeed, a new comedy by a...