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  • 'Shakespeare Uncovered' looks to the stars to explore the Bard

    'Shakespeare Uncovered' looks to the stars to explore the Bard
    In the never-ending effort to make Shakespeare "relevant" and "accessible," it never hurts to enlist celebrities for the hard sell. "Shakespeare Uncovered," a six-part documentary series that begins airing Friday on PBS, boasts an abundance of famous...
  • Thou Callest Me a Dog

    Thou Callest Me a Dog
    Shakespeare wrote about dogs several times (our headline is from "The Merchant of Venice"), but only one of his plays features a dog with a name. Until March 17, you can catch that show -- "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" -- and the stage debuts of two local...
  • Take a pill

    Only yesterday I posted about the hissy that Buzzfeed pitched over literally in the figurative sense. Today at Slate Simon Akam is railing against bridezilla and chillax and a handful of other contemporary constructions that he finds inelegant.* Lord...
  • A year-round present from the arts

    A year-round present from the arts
    In a holiday season that celebrates giving, Maryland's nonprofit arts organizations have been playing their part. Not only do they inspire and enrich our lives in innumerable ways large and small, they're also an important source of economic vitality...
  • A murder mystery that just won't die

    A murder mystery that just won't die
    Sixty years ago, an extraordinary reign began in England, one that would provide the nation with a comforting measure of stability and continuity during some of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and right on into the far-from-placid 21st....
  • Center Stage sets sights on joy, fun

    Center Stage sets sights on joy, fun
    For his first full season as Center Stage artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah focused on works that could spark conversation about a variety of heady issues. Midway through that season, he has unveiled a very different theme for the next one. "If this...
  • Chesapeake Shakespeare Company gets boost from Abell Foundation

    Chesapeake Shakespeare Company gets boost from Abell Foundation
    The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's future move to downtown Baltimore got a sizable financial boost from the Abell Foundation, which gave the organization $250,000. The money is for the renovation of the classic Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company...
  • Venturing beyond the Bard to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'

    Venturing beyond the Bard to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'
    With her latest production, Annapolis Shakespeare Company founder and artistic director Sally Boyett-D'Angelo is expanding the young company's horizons, both artistically and physically. At a recent rehearsal of Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's...
  • This weekend is bringing a 'Measure' of 'Proof'

    This weekend is bringing a 'Measure' of 'Proof'
    This is a busy theater weekend in Chicago. Playwright David Auburn's "Proof" comes home to Hyde Park after 13 years, and at the Goodman Theatre, William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" takes a trip, perhaps a strange trip, to 1970s New York, an era...
  • In Orlando, Patrick Stewart talks Shakespeare and more

     In Orlando, Patrick Stewart talks Shakespeare and more
    Watching Patrick Stewart re-enact his greatest onstage goof-up is a comedy show in itself. He cringes as he relates the time he fell asleep onstage during a performance of 'King Lear': "One Saturday afternoon, I kind of drifted off …," he...
  • Musical Comedy Premiere Highlights Hartford Stage's 50th

    A world premiere of an original musical comedy, two classic performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater’s five artistic directors and a “rejuvenated” “A Christmas Carol” will be among the highlights of Hartford Stage&...