| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 23, 2014
| 3:18 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:54 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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....