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  • National pride, unexpectedly, in 'Henry V' at Stratford Shakespeare Festival

    National pride, unexpectedly, in 'Henry V' at Stratford Shakespeare Festival
    STRATFORD, ONTARIO — Of all of William Shakespeare's plays, "Henry V" is the drama most often interpreted as patriotically British. In the 1944 film version, Laurence Olivier used the young king's inspiring St. Crispin's Day speech, with its soaring...
  • A spare, articulate take on 'Hamlet'

    A spare, articulate take on 'Hamlet'
    Peter Brook once said that, in essence, everything in regard to "Hamlet" has been done before. The Moody Dane has been young and impetuous, or middle-aged and worn out. Every Oedipal twist in the tale has been tweaked and skewered. Every concept —...
  • PASSINGS: John Finnegan, Nan Merriman, Sidney Reznick

    PASSINGS: John Finnegan, Nan Merriman, Sidney Reznick
    John Finnegan Character actor appeared regularly on 'Columbo' John Finnegan, 85, a character actor who portrayed a scout in the 1984 baseball film "The Natural" and regularly appeared on television's "Columbo," died Sunday at his Palm Desert home from...
  • Albert Marre dies at 87; director of 'Man of La Mancha'

    The teleplay "I, Don Quixote" captured the attention of theater director Albert Marre in 1959, but not for its intense drama. He "saw it as a musical." By 1963, Marre was meeting in Palm Springs with the teleplay's author, Dale Wasserman, to sketch out...
  • 'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener

    'Homeland' targets, hits jittery part of national psyche in season two opener
    Talk about a TV series keeping current with the news. Thirty seconds into the Season 2 opener of Showtime’s “Homeland,” viewers see the first image of an American embassy under attack in the Middle East. At just over two minutes into...
  • Holiday TV religious programming 2012

     
    From the Pope's Christmas Day message to an airing of the memorable 1977 Jesus of Nazareth miniseries, here is some of the religious programming airing over the next few weeks, throughout the holiday season. All times Eastern. Check back for updates and...
  • Easter 2013 TV programming

     
    Easter 2013 is Sunday, March 31. Here are some of the notable new and returning shows, specials and movies airing over the next week to help you and your family enjoy the Easter 2013 season, if you celebrate. All times are Eastern; programming is...
  • 10/19-11/4 Theatre Arlington Presents "The 39 Steps"

    organization: Theatre Arlington Presents "The 39 Steps" date: October 19 - November 4 address: 305 W. Main StreetWinner of Two Tony and Drama Desk Awards and the Best New Comedy Laurence Olivier Awards. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy...
  • So much to see and do in London

    So much to see and do in London
    LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...
  • 50 Ways Marilyn Monroe Has Been Kept Alive For 50 Years

    50 Ways Marilyn Monroe Has Been Kept Alive For 50 Years
    Aug 03 (TheWrap.com) - There's a moment at the end of the promo reel for "Love, Marilyn," an upcoming Marilyn Monroe documentary that will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, when Uma Thurman, speaking in words that were written by Monroe, almost...
  • Riveting 'Emperor' gets some dry revisions ★★

    Riveting 'Emperor' gets some dry revisions ★★
    "I don't need a history lesson, Your Excellency," the true-blue American general tells Emperor Hirohito's ex-prime minister when he lectures his inquisitor about the bloody imperialist actions of Great Britain and America, along with Japan, in the new...