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"Romeo and Juliet

Stage Door: Romeo and Juliet

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.20.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

"My only love springs from my only hate," bemoans Juliet. She's a Capulet and her beloved Romeo, a Montague, hail from rival families that despise each other. While the hatred is primal, this rendition of Romeo and Juliet adds another ripple: Juliet is black.

Shakespeare With A Modern Day Twist

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 11.17.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- When Condola Rashad snagged the coveted role of Juliet opposite Orlando Bloom's Romeo on Broadway, she was overjoyed. Now she could get fi...

Bed, Betrayal and Beyond

George Heymont | Posted 11.14.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two recent productions brought the rights of women into sharp focus by showing audiences societies in which women had little or no rights.

Brush Up Your (Adapted) Shakespeare

Jake Perlman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jake Perlman

Shakespeare's work and legacy have lasted hundreds of years and across the entire world because of its universal themes that every generation and culture can connect to. The legacy is still evolving every year with the countless Shakespeare adaptations that are produced every year for film, stage and beyond.

New Take On Classic Tale

Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment

A new trailer has been released for the latest take on the classic story of "Romeo & Juliet." Adapted by "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, "...

'Romeo And Juliet' Revival Packed With More Star Power

Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices

Broadway’s forthcoming revival of “Romeo and Juliet” has just added more star power to its creative team, with the announcement that award-winni...

Gregory Beyer: 'Thou Common Whore of Mankind,' and Other Shakespeare Lines About our Messed-Up Relationship with Money

Gregory Beyer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
Gregory Beyer

In addition to his timeless observations on love and death and empire and pretty much every other aspect of the human experience, Shakespeare devoted quite a bit of ink to money and how it affects us.

Ballet Superstar Roberto Bolle Talks Favorite Dancers, Choreographers and Katy Perry

Adria Rolnik | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

How does Roberto Bolle, Italian ballet superstar and one of Italy's most beloved artists, find a moment to sit down and chat?

LOOK: Romanian Romeo and Juliet Buried Hand In Hand

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

Romanian archeologists excavating a graveyard in Cluj-Napoca have discovered the skeletons of a man and woman buried hand in hand, seemingly bound in ...

'Downton Abbey' Creator Takes On Shakespeare

Posted 04.12.2013 | Entertainment

William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is one of the most adapted plays of all time, but none of the other versions included so many of television's...

A New Pair Of Star-Crossed Lovers?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad will star on Broadway this fall in a modern take on William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," a revi...

Movie Review: Emperor

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Emperor doesn't reimagine history so much as use it as the jumping-off point for a fictional historical romance set against the backdrop of impending war, when everything seems more vital and in-the-moment. Except for this sometimes plodding film.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Backstage With Roméo et Juliette at City Center

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

In French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette there are no swords, no heavy Renaissance costumes and there is no vial of poison. The ballet has been stripped of all its dead weight while preserving the essence of the narrative.

Movie Review: Warm Bodies

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jonathan Levine's Warm Bodies won the weekend box-office race for a couple of reasons. It's a romantic comedy that works, for one thing. For another, it's a smart reworking of Romeo and Juliet.

Shakespeare Is Hot Again

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Lesleyann Coker

A slew of current projects -- ranging from young adult novels to television to a rumored Anne Hathaway film -- aim to make Shakespeare accessible to a contemporary audience.

The Legendary Ballet Master Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Reflecting Nureyev's lifelong obsession with the details of fabric, decoration, and stylistic line, the costumes in this exhibition represent every period of his long career.

Gonif With the Wind

George Heymont | Posted 08.24.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

If there is one drawback to Annenberg's film it's that viewers may be torn between trying to read the rapidly changing subtitles while listening to people speaking conversational Yiddish onscreen for the first time in decades.

The Return Of Woody, Fiona And Eggers

Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

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Your 'Not-For-School' Summer Reading List!

| Posted 06.17.2012 | Teen

By Sydney Nolan Bleahh – it’s super hot, way too humid, and your friends are all busy working or on vacation. What’s a teen to do to beat the...

Hatfields & McCoys Puts the History Channel on the Map

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.24.2012 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

Directed by Kevin Reynolds, the Hatfields & McCoysis the best mini-series I have seen since the days of Lonesome Dove.

WATCH: Italy's Most Appreciated Breast

Rick Steves | Posted 07.21.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

All day long, a steady stream of visitors line up to polish Juliet's bronze breast in hopes of good fortune in love.

Your Guide to Surviving Shakespeare in College

Uloop | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Uloop

This is the one time in class where viewing the movie is beneficial. Shakespeare was written as a play, not a book, so seeing the scenes played out is helpful when trying to decipher the plot-line and character motivation.

Meet Boston's 'Lesbian' Swan Duo, Romeo And Juliet

Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

A famous "lesbian" swan couple is making waves in Boston this week. As gay blogger BosGuy is reporting, Romeo and Juliet, two graceful swans to ca...

'Romeo And Juliet,' Iraq Style

AP | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home

LONDON -- In a new staging of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," a Baghdad theater director has transformed the Montagues and Capulets into religious r...

You Weren't Supposed To Be Mine

Rebecca Serle | Posted 06.24.2012 | Books
Rebecca Serle

When You Were Mine asks the question "What if the greatest love story ever told was the wrong one?" And in my own life, three years ago, I was asking myself the same thing.