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  • History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today

    History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today
    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England — The history play, that genre that at its best transcends the oft-quoted line in Shakespeare's "Richard II" — "let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings" — is making a striking...
  • Harrison Ford 'Curious and Excited' About Possibility of 'Blade Runner' Sequel

    Though eyes have been on Harrison Ford lately with "Star Wars: Episode VII" news, he's got his eye on a "Blade Runner" sequel -- at least, that's what he told Redditors during his Ask Me Anything on Sunday. When asked how he felt about a sequel to Ridley...
  • Vagabond Players presents vibrant production of 'The Foreigner'

    Vagabond Players presents vibrant production of 'The Foreigner'
    In the canon of stage comedies, Larry Shue's "The Foreigner" may not rank in the uppermost percentile, but there sure is something awfully likable about it. The work has been widely and frequently performed since its off-Broadway premiere in 1984, a...
  • 2 top soccer squads coming to Chicago this summer

    2 top soccer squads coming to Chicago this summer
    Summer is the most popular season in Chicago, starting with the pleasant weather. Unfortunately, the teams playing in Chicago—mostly the Cubs and White Sox—are notoriously far from top-notch. English Premier League football, on the other...
  • William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library

    William Shakespeare's 450th birthday celebrated at Newberry Library
    Celebrating Shakespeare's birth makes more sense than marking his death. The birth, 450 years ago next week, started something unceasing, an industry of Shakespeare performances, publications and scholarship, in addition to the inspiration and wisdom...
  • Why U.S. Audiences Are More Comfortable With Subtitles Than Ever

    Attendees at next month's Cannes Film Festival will hear plenty of French being spoken -- except, that is, by the characters onscreen. Of the French films recently announced as part of this year's official selection, two (Olivier Dahan's opening-nighter...
  • Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Inner-city Bard, 'Chickspeare' and more

    William Shakespeare's 450th birthday falls on Wednesday, per historians' best reckoning in the absence of ironclad documentation. It’s time to remember that “in delay there lies no plenty,” as the Bard told us in “Twelfth Night,&...
  • Billion Dollar Composer: John Powell Ranges From Action to Animation

    With "Rio 2" in release and "How to Train Your Dragon 2" due in June, London-born John Powell reconfirms his status as today's leading composer for animated films. Twenty of his 54 features have been animated. And with a resume that also includes a...
  • Britain a 'Christian country'? Careful there, prime minister!

    Britain a 'Christian country'? Careful there, prime minister!
    Prime Minister David Cameron is under fire for suggesting that Britain “should be more confident about our status as a Christian country.” That assertion came in a column the Tory leader wrote for the Church Times, an Anglican publication....
  • 'Snowpiercer' Arrives on Video in France Two Months Ahead of Delayed U.S. Release

    While director Bong Joon-ho's dystopian sci-fi spectacular "Snowpiercer" is still two months away from its long-delayed U.S. release via Weinstein Co. subsidiary Radius, in France (where it was released last fall) Bong's film has newly arrived on Blu-...
  • Patrick McGoohan: The spy who started it all

     Patrick McGoohan: The spy who started it all
    There's never been a TV series quite like "The Prisoner," which premiered in England in 1967 and debuted in the U.S. the summer of 1968 on CBS. Best described as James Bond meets George Orwell filtered through Franz Kafka, the cult series revolved...