| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:08 PM
Annapolis Shakespeare Company's "Much Ado About Nothing" merits much ado about something — a masterfully crafted show by a young troupe under the direction of Sally Boyett-D'Angelo.
Company founder and director Boyett-D'Angelo has set the Bard's...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:24 PM
The publisher Hogarth’s ambitious project to produce novelized retellings of William Shakespeare’s plays has two new authors -- the Man Booker Prize-winning writers Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson.
The Canadian writer Atwood, author of...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Jim Helsinger has been waiting.
Helsinger, artistic director of Orlando Shakespeare Theater, knew there had to be just the right moment to revive "The Taming of the Shrew."
Now, the moment is here: William Shakespeare's popular battle-of-the-sexes...
| Sep 12, 2013
The Orlando Shakespeare Theater opens "The Taming of the Shrew" this Friday, Sept. 13, as the first Shakespearean production of its 25th season. The play has significance for the troupe: It was the first play performed in 2001 when the Shakes moved into...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:00 PM
Orlando Shakespeare Theater has set "The Taming of the Shrew" in the Wild West of the 1800s — and come up with a rootin' tootin' good time.
Director Jim Helsinger doesn't aim for a realistic depiction of America's frontier — this is the...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Sep 24, 2013
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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"The Hollow Crown," which begins Friday on PBS under the venerable standard of its "Great Performances," comprises four Shakespeare plays, often called the Henriad as there is a King Henry (Henry IV, then Henry V) in each of them.
It's too much to say...
| Sep 10, 2013
What's it like to prepare, rehearse and perform two shows in repertory?
Repertory — where a theater presents one show on one day and an entirely different one the next — was once common practice in theaters. Connecticut audiences may...
| Sep 27, 2013
Benefit 5K walk
The Maryland Sickle Cell Disease Association will hold its first Pathway Out of Pain walk-a-thon Saturday, Oct. 5, at Rockburn Park, 6145 Montgomery Road in Elkridge. The event benefits research for a cure and services provided to...
| Sep 28, 2013
At the start of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel "Dracula," a London lawyer named Harker visits Transylvania to facilitate a real estate deal for a mysterious count who desires new digs in England.
Not anything freshly built, or even modestly rehabbed, mind...