Articles tagged macbeth, shakespeare, patrick stewart, rupert goold, bbc shakespeare

‘Pop Sonnets’ Is an Evolutionary Leap for Both Vanilla Ice and Shakespeare

This book is clearly a long labor of love, and a terrific feat of will and intellect.

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An Epochal Tragedy Transforms Into a World Cinema Masterwork in ‘Throne of Blood’

By combining Macbeth with elements of traditional Japanese drama, Akira Kurosawa produced a singular, transcultural film experience.

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‘Blunt Talk’ on Starz Puts Patrick Stewart in ‘a New World’

“I’ve done things in the last three weeks,” Patrick Stewart was saying, “I’ve never thought in my life I would do on-camera.”

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A Nightly Ritual: Bob Dylan’s Never-Changing Set List

Bob Dylan's current show is a book musical without the book, crafted by the American Shakespeare.

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Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard Meet Swans in New ‘Macbeth’ Trailer (video)

You know the new version of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, is going to be intense when it calls upon the music of Swans for its new trailer.

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’: Joss Whedon’s Backyard

As the title announces, these romantic games are more or less nothing. What becomes something, even as it is a lie, is the besmirching of Hero to the point that she appears to deserve, in this man's world, all manner of outcasting, even unto death.

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History as Fiction / Fiction as History: The Allure of the Historical Novel

Because history can be seen to be a malleable artifact, it’s a useful tool to employ when writing fiction. Because history is often chaotic, fiction can be the best way to approach it.

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The 10 Greatest Shakespeare Film Adaptations of All Time

While some want to question his authorship, there is no denying the lasting influence of William Shakespeare. These 10 titles prove that with accolades to spare.

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Shakespeare Bites Back: Stratford Takes on Hollywood

Eminent Shakespeare scholars present their argument in response to the upcoming release of Roland Emmerich's Anonymous.

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Rufus Wainwright: All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu

Much as we don't go to Las Vegas looking for a quaint bed-and-breakfast, we don't go to Rufus Wainwright looking for John Denver. It is drama we seek and drama we get -- emotional spectacle of the highest order.

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Between His Madness and Grief and Between Grief and His Grave—Ah, Poor Hamlet!

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Hamlet, starring David Tennant and Patrick Stewart, has been hailed as the definitive Hamlet for a new generation.

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Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare

For anyone who appreciates acting this is highly recommended; for anyone studying acting, it's essential. If everything this educational was this entertaining, everyone in the world would have a Ph.D.

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Star Trek captain and Shakespearean actor extraordinaire Patrick Stewart sees no point to Twitter, believing life can’t be condensed into snippets. He’s not

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So Long as Men Can Breathe by Clinton Heylin

It’s entirely refreshing to read about Shakespeare without the hushed tone of literary sanctity, while preserving the rigors of good research.

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4 Jul 2009 // 5:29 AM

Musicals top the Bard in a topsy-turvy year for Stratford

STRATFORD, Canada — Antoni Cimolino and Des McAnuff, the duopoly in charge of the beloved Stratford Shakespeare Festival, began their annual letter to patrons with a

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19 Jun 2009 // 4:18 AM

Anne Hathaway adds her star power to ‘Twelfth Night’

NEW YORK — What is it about “Twelfth Night” that turns New York into theater camp for movie stars in the summertime? Shakespeare created his mystical

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McKellen’s ‘King Lear’ comes to the most convenient theater in the world: your living room

Catching Ian McKellen’s tour-de-force performance at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis required connections, a small fortune or lots of luck. Now all you need

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William Shakespeare, the man, playwright and poet, has been portrayed onscreen since the dawn of motion pictures. But with the exception of Joseph Fiennes’ performance

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The Anton Chekhov Collection

A superbly acted, exhaustively complete summary of the great Russian’s dramas that provides real depth of insight into the plays and their possibilities.

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20 Aug 2007 // 4:48 AM

‘As You Like It,’ premiering Tuesday on HBO

In directing a new version of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” Kenneth Branagh fosters a giddy sort of freedom in his actors. Branagh’

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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