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  • Olympia Dukakis, John Douglas Thompson Star In 'Mother Courage'

    Over at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. the main stage shows presented in repertory are: Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Richard II” and Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children,” starring Olympia Dukakis.
  • Chicago Underground Film Fest finds a fitting home

    Chicago Underground Film Fest finds a fitting home
    Nearly 20 years after it was founded, the Chicago Underground Film Fest remains (perhaps appropriately) a relatively underground event. Two decades is a milestone, though, especially if you're talking about a fest that brands itself as the home of...

    Olympia Dukakis To Star In "Mother Courage" This Summer

    Olympia Dukakis To Star In "Mother Courage" This Summer
    Olympia Dukakis was a smash in the title role of “The Tempest” last summer at Shakespeare & Company at Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires. This summer the actress will star in Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children.”...

    Sam Chwat dies at 57; actors lost, and learned, accents under dialect coach's tutelage

    Sam Chwat dies at 57; actors lost, and learned, accents under dialect coach's tutelage
    Sam Chwat was a master of accents who taught Robert De Niro to talk like an Appalachian ex-convict, Olympia Dukakis to talk like a Holocaust survivor and Peter Boyle to talk like a bigot from the Deep South. A modern-day Henry Higgins, he also trained...

    Olympia Dukakis To Play Prospero In "Tempest" In Berkshires

    Olympia Dukakis To Play  Prospero In "Tempest" In Berkshires
    There must be something in the air with “The Tempest.” Julie Taymor made a film version of it not to long ago. Yale Summer Cabaret produced it last year. Darko Tresnjak will direct his version of it in May at Hartford Stage, where he is the...