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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...
  • Andy Warhol images from Commodore Amiga computer recovered

    Andy Warhol images from Commodore Amiga computer recovered
    Officials at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh have announced the recovery of long-unseen digital images that the late pop artist created on a Commodore Amiga computer in 1985. The museum announced Thursday that the images were extracted from...
  • Anne Barton dies at 80; Shakespearean scholar took holistic approach

    Anne Barton, one of the 20th century's foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80. Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity College, announced her death but gave no...
  • What's so wrong with giving your kid a 'black name'?

    What's so wrong with giving your kid a 'black name'?
    So what exactly is wrong with giving your kid a 'black name'? A writer on the New York Times' Motherlode blog is trying to figure out the answer to that question. She wants to know whether she's dooming her son to problems later in life if she gives him...
  • Travel books: Tracking the origins of English

    Travel books: Tracking the origins of English
    "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...
  • WordPlay Shakespeare app creates interactive plays

    WordPlay Shakespeare app creates interactive plays
    There are few names on high school reading lists that inspire more fear and dread than William Shakespeare. WordPlay Shakespeare is a study aid that pairs text with videos of professional Shakespearean actors performing the same plays. Each video is short...
  • The Book Club

    The Book Club
    One thing to know about us We are The Book Club. Our group is unique in that it is big (14 people), has both men and women, and has been around for 16 years. We recently read our 100th book together as a group. -------------------- This piece first...
  • 'Romeo and Juliet' meets Jeff Buckley in 'The Last Goodbye'

     'Romeo and Juliet' meets Jeff Buckley in 'The Last Goodbye'
    SAN DIEGO — At the end of a rehearsal last month in a room near the Old Globe, actor Brandon Gill as Benvolio presided over the death of Romeo and Juliet and sang in a keening wail, "It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah." Those words, part...
  • 'War Horse's' Marianne Elliott charges into new projects

    'War Horse's' Marianne Elliott charges into new projects
    LONDON — When author Michael Morpurgo was told the National Theatre wanted to adapt his book "War Horse" for the stage, to be co-directed by Marianne Elliott, he immediately went off to see Elliott's production of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan."...