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  • Larry Yando to play King Lear as part of new Chicago Shakes season

    The veteran Chicago actor Larry Yando, best known currently for his annual turn as Ebenezer Scrooge at the Goodman Theatre, will play  King Lear  in a new production of William Shakespeare's tragedy directed by Barbara Gaines, Chicago Shakespeare...
  • 'Hamlet,' "Kiss Me Kate' Top New Hartford Stage Season

    A world premiere of a provocative play by Matthew Lopez, William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and a revival of Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate’’ are among the highlights of Hartford Stage’s 2014-2015 season. The...
  • Read On: A novel approach to the Bard

    Read On: A novel approach to the Bard
    What is William Shakespeare doing hanging out in modern-day Burbank? This is a question perhaps best answered by Diane Haithman, whose first novel, “Dark Lady of Hollywood” that's being released this weekend is actually set not in Hollywood...
  • THEATER

    THEATER
    Macbeth: Wars for crowns and kingdoms were popular long before "Game of Thrones." More than 400 years ago, William Shakespeare introduced the dark world of "Macbeth," a tragedy about the Scottish general whose appetite for the throne changes the course of...
  • Getting ready to play indoors

    Getting ready to play indoors
    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....
  • Grist & Toll bread bake, 'What Shakespeare Ate,' Scotch tasting at the Bazaar

    Grist & Toll bread bake, 'What Shakespeare Ate,' Scotch tasting at the Bazaar
    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...
  • Video: Orlando Ballet stages 'Romeo and Juliet,' sword-fighting and romance

     Video: Orlando Ballet stages 'Romeo and Juliet,' sword-fighting and romance
    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...
  • Review: 'Romeo and Juliet' from Orlando Ballet

    Review: 'Romeo and Juliet' from Orlando Ballet
    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...
  • Greg Finley talks tatts, scar, 'Star-Crossed'

    Greg Finley talks tatts, scar, 'Star-Crossed'
    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...
  • Did Shakespeare write that? Forsooth, take our quiz

    Did Shakespeare write that? Forsooth, take our quiz
    "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...
  • 'Doctor Who': David Bradley discusses his time as the Doctor

    'Doctor Who': David Bradley discusses his time as the Doctor
    David Bradley has had a long, distinguished career on the stage in England, but in the last few years, Hollywood has had him in its sights. He was the cantankerous watchman at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and has appeared in the acclaimed British...