| Mar 22, 2014
The show: "These Paper Bullets!", a Yale Repertory Theatre production at the University Theatre in New Haven.
What makes it special?: World premiere of Rolin Jones' "modish rip-off of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing,' " with new songs by...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 4:32 AM
A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Too good to be true of course, this ambitious viral video hoax heralding the......
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Join Jack and Annie, the popular characters from the Magic Tree House series when senior theater majors from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts present a live production based in “Stage Fright on a Summer Night,” the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:46 PM
"Beware the Ides of March!" the soothsayer warns in William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar." When the day comes around, Caesar is stabbed by his enemies and friends, prompting him to ask, "Et tu, Brute?" before dying. Both quotes have made it into...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 1:38 PM
One of four known original 1215 versions of the Magna Carta is coming to the U.S. for stops in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., starting in July -- a preamble to the 800th anniversary of its June 15, 1215, signing at Runnymede on the banks of the river...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Bake-your-own-bread: Local organic flour mill Grist & Toll presents the first in a new series of community pop-ups and workshops at its Pasadena location on Sunday. This first event will feature M.O.M.O. (Michael O'Malley's Mobile Oven), where guests...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Greg Finley often worried about his character's -- and thus his -- chances of surviving the first season of The CW's new series "Star-Crossed."
In the "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired drama premiering at 7 p.m. Monday, 29-year-old Finley plays Drake, a member...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:45 PM
For a story filled with death, Orlando Ballet's "Romeo and Juliet" has a wonderful amount of life in it.
The dancers beautifully convey the emotional beats of Shakespeare's story. Larry Rayburn's simple and effective set design complements the mood...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:44 PM
"Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain"
Oxford University Press, $24.95
The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:08 PM
There’s always a risk of injury in ballet dancing, but “Romeo and Juliet” calls for an extra element of danger.
“We’re doing some aggressive sword-fight scenes,” says Robert Hill, artistic director of the Orlando...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Out with the outdoors and in with the new.
In September, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will officially open the doors of its new home at Redwood and Calvert streets. The company plans to move to the former Mercantile Trust and Deposit Co....