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  • 'Doctor Faustus' sells his soul at a loss

    'Doctor Faustus' sells his soul at a loss
    The cocky protagonist of “Doctor Faustus” may be bored silly by philosophy, medicine, law and theology (and face it, who isn’t?), but selling his immortal soul is a remedy that seems a tad extreme even by today’s jaded behavioral...
  • Promote this house

    Promote this house
    As a young man, Kevin Plank may have been a middling football player with a big future in sportswear, but these days, he is showing the potential to be a top-ranked cheerleader. The message from the Under Armour CEO is as uplifting as the company's TV ads...
  • 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 —...
  • Donna Schmaltz: She shared passion for books, flowers

    Donna Schmaltz: She shared passion for books, flowers
    Books and flowers were among life's greatest joys for Donna Schmaltz, and the Oviedo resident worked hard to spread her passion for them to others. "She grew all sorts of amazing and beautiful things," said daughter Victoria Scott of Orlando. Schmaltz,...
  • When Life On Connecticut's Wicked Stage Was A Criminal Offense

    "There is perhaps no subject, unless it is religion, on which the opinions of men have more widely differed, than on that of theatrical exhibitions," began an article in The Courant in 1795. The author of that unidentified piece sure got that right...
  • Zach Appelman Riveting In 'Hamlet' At Hartford Stage

    Zach Appelman Riveting In 'Hamlet' At Hartford Stage
    The show: William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at Hartford Stage. What makes it special?: The first show Darko Tresnjak has directed since receiving the Tony Award in June. First impressions: Though set in Elizabethan England, Tresnjak's production —...
  • Shakespeare Project of Chicago marks its 20th year

    Shakespeare Project of Chicago marks its 20th year
    The current production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear," playing through Nov. 9 at the handsome and justifiably renowned Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, stars Larry Yando as the increasingly delusional title character and features the...
  • Geoffrey Holder: Five of his memorable movie roles

    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...
  • Brooke Adams learns the dirty truth of Beckett's 'Happy Days'

    Brooke Adams learns the dirty truth of Beckett's 'Happy Days'
    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...
  • Put Aside Qualms About Using 'Whose' To Describe An Objects

    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. A: Yes! As the English language evolved...
  • First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Hollow Crown'

    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,...