| Oct 29, 2014
| 4:45 PM
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.
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:55 AM
"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...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:37 PM
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 —...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:08 PM
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...
| 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...