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"Romeo and Juliet

From Mohamed to Mordechai: Waiting for a New Generation

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

This is the story of two boys - an Egyptian and an Israeli - united in their convictions but separated by circumstances.

Kenneth Branagh's Romeo & Juliet

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Nancy Cohen-koan

Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo? How many women throughout time have uttered these words with the ardent wish to experience perfect love? For fa...

Misty Copeland and Daniil Simkin in the Greatest Tragedy of Them All: Romeo and Juliet at the Met

Carla Escoda | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

American Ballet Theatre's Daniil Simkin and Misty Copeland in Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York (Photo:...

ABT's Isabella Boylston On Romeo And Juliet

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Isabella Boylston is steadily working her way up to the top rank of American Ballet Theatre's principal dancers. Her rise has been incremental rather than sudden, with some choice new roles added each season. With each new role her on stage presence seems to grow and she is becoming a deeply complex artist in addition to being technically gifted.

First Nighter: London Currently Serving Multi-Star Takes on "The Threepenny Opera," "Funny Girl," "Romeo and Juliet" and "Hobson's Choice"

David Finkle | Posted 06.17.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

London--Bertolt Brecht would likely approve of The Threepenny Opera as Rufus Norris directs it, Imogen Knight choreographs it, Vicki Mortimer designs ...

Did Shakespeare Realize the Strength in His Words?

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Siobhan Kukolic

Shakespeare's words changed how people were entertained. What people thought. What people felt. And they continue to do so today.

11 Books Inspired by Shakespeare

Off The Shelf | Posted 04.25.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Allison Tyler | Off the Shelf It's been 400 years since William Shakespeare shuffled off his mortal coil on April 23, 1616. To honor the Bard of A...

CultureZohn: Romeo and Juliet (and Maria and Carlo)

Patricia Zohn | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Despite legitimate terrorist threats in Europe, northern Italy seems calm, polished and welcoming. Modernist architect Carlo Scarpa and Opera Diva Maria Callas had important moments in the Veneto which are now on display along with many other lesser known cultural sites.

Learning From Leo: What Comes Next

Charlotte Sarraille | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment
Charlotte Sarraille

This year, my senior year of college at Wesleyan University, has been filled with many bittersweet moments. As my time here, and my undergraduate education as a whole, comes to a close, I can't help but measure my time in movies.

Dancing Amidst the Shadows

Mary Rogers | Posted 01.27.2016 | Arts
Mary Rogers

Recently, my heart swelled wider than my chest as I watched my niece perform in her Allegro Winter Spectacular. I found a love for lyrical dance that ...

My Transgender Life: Labels and Boxes

Grace Anne Stevens | Posted 08.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Grace Anne Stevens

For so many, it is so much easier to place things and people in a box with a simple label on it. It does not really matter if the label is correct or even if what is in the box may change over time.

John Leguizamo Recites Romeo's Monologue As A Foul-Mouthed Criminal

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.24.2015 | Latino Voices

If you’ve ever wanted to know what Romeo from “Romeo & Juliet” would sound like if he were a foul-mouthed criminal, you’re in for a real treat...


Francis Levy | Posted 08.20.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

It used to be that people talked about romantic love and there are all kinds of stories of star crossed lovers in the Romeo and Juliet or Tristan and Isolde vein who either overcame or succumbed to enormous obstacles. In some third world countries with repressive cultures like Afghanistan this story is still being told.

The No. #1 Reason for NOT Finding a Love Relationship (and What You Can Do About It)!

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Larry Schwimmer

For many it's a summer of fun with a partner or spouse. But if you're a single person who desires to be in a wonderful love relationship, it can be a bit depressing sitting by the poolside all alone, sipping a pina colada, watching other couples joyfully in love (and wishing that was you).

Shakespeare Wild and Free

Philip David Morton | Posted 07.24.2016 | Los Angeles
Philip David Morton

Romeo and Juliet is the most famous love story every told. How do you make that new? To take material so well known and keep it fresh is a tribute not only to how well the festival directors know the plays, but also to how fearless their staging and inventions are.

Julie Kent: A Ballerina Says Goodbye to the Stage

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.19.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"When I was very young, back in Hungary in the ballet school, my teacher showed us a VHS with Julie Kent," Zoltan Boros, a dancer with Columbia Classical Ballet, said. "I didn't know her, and I didn't know much about ballet ( I was around 12), but I still remember how amazing she was."

Romeo and Juliet, Together Again, Thanks to San Francisco Ballet

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

When a company's principal dancers and soloists are this excellent, your choice of casts often comes down to those whose acting ability or personal style/charisma grabs you.

Outbursts of Genius in San Francisco Ballet's Romeo and Juliet

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Helgi Tomasson's Romeo and Juliet made a comeback at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House last night, buoyed by a vivid and sensitive performance of the Prokofiev score by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, under the electrifying baton of Martin West.

Helgi Tomasson on His 'Romeo and Juliet' - An Anniversary at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 05.01.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Ballet finishes its programs at the War Memorial Opera House with eleven performances of Helgi Tomasson's Romeo and Juliet beginning Friday, May 1 and concluding Sunday, May 10.

Does Love Fade as We Grow Older?

Brett Gleason | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brett Gleason

I used to fall hard. Those all encompassing loves that take your priorities and replace them with himhimhim -- your internal voice becoming a narration of everything you can't wait to tell each other, every moment lived without their witness wasted.

Coming to Los Angeles: Labyrinth

Steven Denlinger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

The novella 'Coming to Los Angeles' continues as a serial this week. Chapter 1: Labyrinth IN THE FALL OF 1998, I was teaching in the North Canton C...

Romeo Is a Dirtbag. So Why Is Romeo and Juliet Our Favorite Love Story?

Lois Leveen | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Lois Leveen

A story in which a 13-year-old girl is seduced by a deceiving cad who turns out to be a killer, then is convinced by a prevaricating priest to fake her own death, and finally ends up committing suicide for real -- this should not be a global model of a love story.

Changing of the Guard: Five Prima Ballerinas Reflect on the Biggest Change in the Dance World

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.05.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This is an extraordinary time in the dance world, when five of the greatest ballerinas of our time, from leading American ballet companies, have, coincidentally, all announced their retirement within months of each other.

Grace Helbig Owns This Rap Battle As Shakespeare's Juliet

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Comedy

Couples who rap battle together, stay together. Right? The theory is put to the test in the latest "Epic Rap Battles Of History" face off between B...

Misty Copeland Talks Fashion, Memoir and Body Image

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early in life, so she began dancing "late" -- at age 13.