| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:20 AM
How do you introduce a batch of letters on Nelson Mandela? By being as brief as possible.
What can be said about the dozens of letters on the anti-apartheid revolutionary's death Thursday is that they all eulogize the late South African president with...
| Dec 11, 2013
William Shakespeare’s “MacBeth” is transported to a galaxy far, far away in the latest production from Right Brain Theater. Produced and directed by Orion Couling, “MacSith” tells the tale of "MoffBeth" (Nick Toussant), a...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:37 PM
William Shakespeare didn't write "The Lost Comedies of William Shakespeare," but he did inspire the production debuting Friday, April 18, at Rollins College. The real authors are in the audience, and they're different every night.
That's because "Lost...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:12 AM
William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.
Most of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the big...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A whopping seven Broadway musicals and two Off Broadway tuners will compete for the single 2013-14 Drama League Award for musical, one of only five competitive award categories packed with nominees that also include actors Michelle Williams, Denzel...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:20 PM
So how did you celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday this year? What, you missed it?
Wednesday marked the 450th anniversary of the English writer's birth (at least as best as historians can tell; no one's sure of the exact day). That night, I...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Fun things to do in Highland Park and Deerfield from April 11 to April 16.
Rocker at Vibe
Musician Louie Zagoras knows a thing or two about rock and roll. The singer/guitarist toured the country in the '90s, opening for acts like Sheryl Crow and The...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Kareem Bandealy will play the title role in William Shakespeare’s “Othello” at The Gift Theatre, while Michael Patrick Thornton will star opposite him as the scheming Iago, the company announced on Friday. The full cast of director...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:40 PM
I’m no longer writing the Great American Novel. It’s done! I’m now in the laborious editing process. So the other day while I was reading between the lines, a bunch of excited La Cañada High School kids stormed into Starbucks partying...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 1:04 PM
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...
| 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...