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Mark Rylance

Hilary Mantel: The Star of 'Wolf Hall'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.12.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Wolf Hall, based upon historic fiction by Hilary Mantel, focuses on the period in his reign when the king, smitten with the sexy Anne Boleyn, concocts a strategy for ridding himself of his wife of 18 years, Catherine of Aragon.

Aisle View: Inside the Corridors of King Henry's Court

Steven Suskin | Posted 04.09.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There's a rip-roaring, malevolently Machiavellian, viciously nasty, blood-letting saga of intrigue and incest on view just now. No, not in the cloistered cloakrooms of the U.S. House of Representatives; no incest there, presumably.

Maureen Ryan

'Wolf Hall' Is A Masterful Study Of Power And Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment

Early on in “Wolf Hall,” Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) confronts someone who deeply wronged him in the past. “Confront” may not be the ri...

Movie Review: The Gunman -- Cashing the Check, Paying the Price

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Unfortunately, the script, while making broad political points, otherwise plays as by-the-numbers action fodder.

First Nighter: Mark Rylance in 'Farinelli and the King,' John Hollingworth's 'Multitudes,' Zinie Harris's 'How to Hold Your Breath'

David Finkle | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Since William Congreve wrote that "music hath charm to soothe a savage breast," people have assumed he was right. The composer Claire van Kampen has decided to demonstrate its truth by imagining Farinelli and the King.

Pig Iron Theatre's Twelfth Night, Downtown

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.24.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

How is it possible: two incredibly good productions of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in the same season? One of the bard's bawdiest, the comedy inspired...

On the Culture Front: Missing Treme, Reveling in Chris Thile, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Chris Kompanek

As Treme has come to a close, it's hard to decide whether the food or music will be more memorable.

Aisle View: The 2013 Ten Best List

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

As 2013 dwindles down to a precious few -- a precious few plays and musicals, that is -- it is time to compile our list of the ten best of the year. This year, happily, has no less than fifteen that more than qualify for the ten best; fifteen that I would happily return to for another visit.

20 Top Picks

Tony Woodcock | Posted 02.11.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

I found 2013 to be a great year for discovery and experience in the arts, from theatre and music to television, film, and books. I have compiled a top 20 list of my favorites, with the hope that they might resonate with readers.

Asian Girl in the City: Broke to Baller

Michelle Won | Posted 02.09.2014 | New York
Michelle Won

I'm doing the New York experience from broke to ballers. I may be on the broke side, but I have a couple of friends on the baller side. Here is what I did this past week in the city and my recommendations for what you should do... if you can get in.

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.

Mark Rylance Finds the Humor in Shakespeare's Evil King

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Shakespeare's Globe staging of Richard III is an eye-opener to the possibility of a demented, power-hungry, serial killer being a stand-up comedian. Or such was the case at a recent performance.

Mark Rylance's Richard III

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Mark Rylance is out to make his mark as one of the greats, a Kean, a Garrick, a Booth, but he is also trying to be something more. He is both acting a...

First Nighter: Mark Rylance and Company's Superb Richards III and Twelfth Night

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance is stage-obsessed. He's so taken with all aspects of the theater that he has the Shakespeare's Globe Productions company he's leading get into costume in front of the Belasco audience.

A Double Dose Of Rylance

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Broadway will get a double dose of Mark Rylance this winter – the two-time Tony Award-winning English actor will alternate between s...

Double The Shakespeare, Double The Fun

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts

LONDON — In his last stage role, Mark Rylance thrilled audiences as a bawdy bard for modern Britain. Now he's going back to an earlier Bard in a...

Shakespeare's Beloved Characters Storm London

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.30.2012 | Arts

This week, Shakespeare’s most famous characters are storming the streets of London. At various landmarks scattered around the city, unsuspecting...

Beloved British Actor Out Of Olympics Ceremony After Tragic Death

AP | Posted 07.06.2012 | Home

LONDON -- Actor Mark Rylance has pulled out of the Olympics opening ceremony after the sudden death of his stepdaughter, Nataasha van Kampen. In a st...

Lucas Kavner

The Boycott Against An Israeli Theater Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home

When Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London invited the prominent Israeli theater company Habima to perform at their nonpartisan "Globe to Globe" festi...

First Nighter: Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor About to Make Movie Screens Merry

David Finkle | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Falstaff is going global. Or you might say, Falstaff is going Globe-al. What's meant by that? Well, Shakespeare's Globe London Cinema Series begins tonight with 6:30 p. m. screenings in theaters across the country.

2011 Tony Awards Predictions

James Sims | Posted 08.08.2011 | Arts
James Sims

It's that time again. The Tony Awards are nearly upon the Broadway community. All in all, a fantastic season -- strong plays, great performances and even a few celebrities thrown in the mix.

On the Culture Front: Jerusalem, Fleet Foxes, and Living in Havana

Chris Kompanek | Posted 08.01.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Jerusalem is truly an exhilarating story of lives unfulfilled that captures something rare about the human condition.

First Nighter: Tony Nominees Attend Press Meet-and-Greet

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The 2011 Tony Award nominations were announced early Tuesday morning, which can only mean that the annual press meet-and-greet erupted -- or something like that -- not quite so early Wednesday morning.

Jerusalem on Broadway: No Trip to the Holy Land

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.26.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

Mark Rylance, after a second standing ovation following the evening performance of Jerusalem at the Music Box Theater, wanted to let the audience know...

Theater: Saint Rylance Of "Jerusalem"

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.21.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

JERUSALEM *** out of **** THE MUSIC BOX Is there a better, more versatile stage actor alive than Mark Rylance? Comedy, drama, tragedy -- he handles i...