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Stage Door: Richard II, Henry IV Part I and II, Henry V

Fern Siegel | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Played with a kind of exhausted grandeur by David Tennant (of Dr. Who fame), this Richard's primary motivation seems to be his ongoing fascination with his own suffering at the hands of political operatives.

First Nighter: Simon Russell Beale and Other London Come-Ons

David Finkle | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Though Samuel Foote is not remembered today and therefore another instance in the annals of the millions once famous and now forgotten, he was celebrated in 18th-century London as a wit as well as an actor.

The Bard of the Upper Reaches

Daniel Maidman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

My favorite course in college was one of the obvious and simple ones: Shakespeare. We read maybe 20 of the plays and talked about them. Our professor was an eccentric old Greek, Pete Phialas, who had been dragged out of retirement by a student of his.

For Savvy Real Estate Advice, Look to The Bard

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

If, like me, you find that you must sell a beloved home, who better to turn to for advice than the Renaissance real estate mogul William Shakespeare, whose cornering of the 17th-century Stratford-upon-Avon housing market is as impressive to realty buffs as his genius as a wordsmith is to literary types.