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"King Lear

Need A Good Insult? Ask The Bard

Posted 09.16.2011 | Home

William Shakespeare is considered by many to be the greatest English writer to ever have lived. He was, of course, a true master of words. But just as...

Getting to Know Sir Derek Jacobi -- an Interview With BAM's King Lear

Lily Bevan | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Lily Bevan

All the rhythm is artificially created in a film -- in the theatre when the curtain goes up you are your own man, and it's terrifying -- there's no safety net.

A Slice of Keach: Stage, Screen and Sparring

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Stacy Keach, who received acclaim with his breakthrough role as a boxer in John Huston's Fat City, returns to television on the new acclaimed F/X show Lights Out.

Brush up Your Shakespeare! (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Shakespeare's plays have been the stuff of inspiration for playwrights, composers, and film directors. Here are a few of the best and worst attempts to re-imagine the Bard.

How to Enjoy Reading Shakespeare

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joseph Smigelski

When you finally meet William Shakespeare on his own turf, his language begins to open new doors in your consciousness.

First Nighter: Young Women Behave Badly in Bachelorette and So Does Bachelorette

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Now at Second Stage Uptown we're given 29-year-old Leslye Headland's Bachelorette, which takes place in a hotel room the night before a wedding.

Pranks Gone Too Far in Shakespeare and South Hadley

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Adelman

The bullying and abuse the Bard portrays in the torment of Malvolio in Twelfth Night was done by nine teenagers in South Hadley, Mass. against high school freshman Phoebe Prince.

ReelzChannel: Top 10 Shook-Up Shakespeare Movies

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

William Shakespeare, now there was a guy who could put pen to paper. So powerful was his Romeo and Juliet that the heartbroken of today still write to...

King Lear Speaks Out on Health Care

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joseph Smigelski

Those in high places don't care enough about -- or are oblivious to -- the serious hardships afflicting the poor and, increasingly, the middle class. Our current health care crisis provides an obvious example.

Christopher Plummer, Mum, And Me

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

"Christopher is doing King Lear at Stratford, and I'd like us to go." That's how Mum put it when she canvassed her children for our interest in joinin...

Al Pacino To Star In "King Lear"

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Al Pacino will play the title role in "King Lear," an adaptation of the Shakespeare play that will be directed by Michael Radford. Radford, who wrote...

What Parents Don't Realize About Their Wills

Jordan M. Atin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jordan M. Atin

Anticipating how their children will feel when they read those last words in the will is crucial if parents want to leave the most important legacy for their children -- family peace.

Kevin Kline: A Year Of Theatrical Triumph

New York Times | Charles Isherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The year just past was a notable one in the career -- and surely also the life -- of Kevin Kline. Notably busy, and at times disappointing. But ultima...