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  • '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...
  • Going to Tuscany this fall? There's an app for that

    Going to Tuscany this fall? There's an app for that
    Are you heading to Tuscany this fall? Curse you! But just to show I’m not bitter, here’s a tip that is going to make your trip a whole lot better. Judy Witts Francini, a well-known cooking teacher who has lived in Florence, Italy, for 30...
  • '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...
  • Helena Bonham Carter forgiven by Emma Thompson for Branagh affair

    Helena Bonham Carter's affair with Kenneth Branagh was apparently the source of his split with actress Emma Thompson, but Thompson now says she's forgiven her former rival.  The 54-year-old British actress spoke about the affair for the first time -- 20...
  • Review: Brilliant transformation of 'The Magic Flute'

    Review: Brilliant transformation of 'The Magic Flute'
    With its show-business staging of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" as a cheekily animated silent movie, Los Angeles Opera on Saturday night got what it very much needs. That this will be a hit goes without saying. But what this once pioneering company really...
  • Lily James picked to star in 'Cinderella'

    Lily James, who plays Lady Rose MacClare in "Downton Abbey," will take the lead role once rumored for Emma Watson in "Cinderella," the Walt Disney Co., announced Tuesday. The 24-year-old English actress, whose film credits include "Wrath of the Titans"...
  • Kenneth Branagh's 'The Magic Flute' to screen stateside

    Kenneth Branagh's 'The Magic Flute' to screen stateside
    After a trip to Amsterdam in the summer of 2008, Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed brought back a curious souvenir: a three-disc Dutch edition of Kenneth Branagh's "The Magic Flute,” which he’d spotted in a remote record-store window....