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  • 'Much Ado About Nothing': Fun facts about Shakespeare on film

    'Much Ado About Nothing': Fun facts about Shakespeare on film
    With Joss Whedon's contemporary take on Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" winning the hearts of most critics and earning a tidy $183,000 in just five theaters in its opening weekend, it's the perfect time to brush up on your...
  • 'Much Ado About Nothing' review: Mission to memorize

    'Much Ado About Nothing' review: Mission to memorize
    ** (out of four) Their tongues tangled by declarations unbeknownst to them, much of the cast of Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare adaptation “Much Ado About Nothing” struggles to suggest they connect to what they’re saying. Well, not...
  • Ethan Hawke to take on 'Macbeth' at Lincoln Center

    Ethan Hawke to take on 'Macbeth' at Lincoln Center
    Ethan Hawke has a taste for the macabre. More specifically: “Macbeth.” The actor will star as the king of Scotland in the Shakespeare tragedy at Lincoln Center this winter. Jack O'Brien, whom Hawke worked with on 2006/2007’s "The Coast...
  • All hail the queen: Helen Mirren sets 'Audience' record

    Helen Mirren, who has reigned on screen and stage as the queen, can add another jewel to her crown. National Theatre Live announced Monday that its June 13 live broadcast of "The Audience," which stars Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, attracted a record...
  • 'Much Ado About Nothing' gracefully drags Shakespeare into modern times ★★★ 1/2

    'Much Ado About Nothing' gracefully drags Shakespeare into modern times ★★★ 1/2
    Finally! A romantic comedy that works. And not just because of Shakespeare. There's a disarming home-movie vibe to adapter/director Joss Whedon's small-scale, black-and-white contemporary version of "Much Ado About Nothing." He shot it in 12 days in his...
  • 'Love's Labour's Lost' in Central Park: What did the critics think?

    'Love's Labour's Lost' in Central Park: What did the critics think?
    Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost" is getting a total musical makeover in the Public Theater's new staging at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. With director Alex Timbers and songwriter Michael Friedman on board, this version of the Bard's comedy...
  • Are older directors still making vital movies?

    Do movie directors, like fine wines, get better with age? That may sound like a frivolous question, but it has long been debated by critics as they weigh the relative merits of fiery young upstarts versus wise old veterans. The question takes on renewed...
  • Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' finds its pop-culture moment

    Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' finds its pop-culture moment
    The play is more than 400 years old and we all know how it ends, but suddenly William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is back in vogue. The Scottish tragedy is enticing a number of actors ranging from young to the far side of middle age to play the murderous...
  • 'Merrily We Roll Along' revival from London coming to U.S. cinemas

    The acclaimed London revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" from the Menier Chocolate Factory will be broadcast to cinemas in the U.S. next month. The musical production will be screened starting Oct. 23 in cinemas across the country....
  • TV Picks: 'Hollow Crown,' Emmys, 'Michael J. Fox,' returning faves

    TV Picks: 'Hollow Crown,' Emmys, 'Michael J. Fox,' returning faves
    "The Hollow Crown" (PBS, Fridays). Here is my man Shakespeare back again, and not a moment too soon -- the best man, to steal a line from the writer himself, "either for tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical-...
  • Review: 'The Hollow Crown' on PBS a princely Shakespearean treasure

     Review: 'The Hollow Crown' on PBS a princely Shakespearean treasure
    "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...