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Earle Hyman, actor who played Grandpa Huxtable on ‘The Cosby Show,’ dies at 91

He frequently performed in works by Shakespeare and Ibsen, sometimes in Norwegian.

Defecting North Korean Soldier Riddled With Giant Worms

Shakespeare’s Macbeth features an iconic speech by Macbeth himself. He says, “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of

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yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

By a happy coincidence, the American Opera Series Network offers a broadcast of the Faccio adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet

Don't Be Fooled by These 12 Foods With Really Tricky Names

Click here for reuse options! Rocky Mountain oysters aren't actually oysters. "What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked. Well, everything. Food-wise, when it comes to names, the particular label or nickname an ingredient or dish carries can mean the difference between enjoying your meal or being repulsed by testicles when you really wanted seafood. Show More Summary

Lowbrow Shakespeare: Shakespeare on Draught

With only one rehearsal before each production of their five-show season, the classically trained actors have just as much fun as the audience, who are encouraged to participate. If anyone forgets a line, everyone drinks.

Theater openings Nov. 17-23

Friday “The Book of Will”: Shakespeare’s company stages the First Folio in this Chicago premiere by Lauren Gunderson. Through Dec. 17 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-673-6300 and www.northlight.org “Hellcab”: The Agency Theater Collective presents a Chicago-set holiday tale...

John Cleese's Everlasting Joke

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The members of Monty Python aren't just about TV or movies. They make comedy wherever they go. I found a comment at reddit that told a story about the recreation of Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London. John Cleese made some big donations, as you can see from this picture of embedded stone tiles with the donor's names. Show More Summary

Robot joins Shakespeare, Darwin in UK's National Portrait Gallery - CNET

A photo of an android nabs a top prize in an international portrait competition, with judges celebrating it as "a provocative comment on human evolution."

To Accomplish A Less Sexist Theatre World, Start With Gender Parity In Theatre Classrooms

The problem isn't just Shakespeare; it's also Chekhov - and Arthur Miller, all three of whom dominate English-language theatre training and thus the classroom, and it's partially why so many women majoring or doing grad work in performance get to act much less often than their male counterparts. "The coexistence of these phenomena — the […]

Essential Art & Culture: The L.A. Phil at 100, Plácido's L.A. decades, getting funny with Shakespeare

L.A. is awash in art and music and opera this week — featuring Chinese dissidents, roving aliens and feral little girls. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, with the week’s essential culture stories: THE L.A. PHIL AT 100 The Los Angeles Philharmonic held its first concert...

Funny Animal Names

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The following is an article from Uncle John's OLD FAITHFUL 30th Anniversary edition. What’s in a name? Not much, if you believe Shakespeare. On the other hand, if someone’s name makes you laugh, that’s a good thing. Example: we knew a woman named Grace Moak. Show More Summary

Not Quite What You Will, but Almost

“What country, friends, is this?”  You might well ask. In the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of Twelfth Night the opening line is delivered by Viola/Cesario, played by Dinita Gohill, in gorgeous Indian get-up, and when we glimpse Esh Alladi as her twin, Sebastian, and Beruce Khan as a turban-topped Feste, you wonder whether director […]

Review: Violinist Andrés Cárdenes brings out the very best in the Atlanta Chamber Players

The Atlanta Chamber Players performed a concert of music by Prokofiev and Schumann at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Tuesday evening. The group’s special guest was Cuban-born violinist Andrés Cárdenes, professor of violin at Carnegie Mellon University School of Music in Pittsburgh, who over the course of his career has been active as violinist, violist, teacher,...

Shakespeare’s Plan for Personal Growth

What Leaders Can Learn from the Bard's Plays and Career. In deference to easily scandalized students, Cambridge University has begun adding trigger warnings to English classes that teach some of Shakespeare’s plays. That’s a shame if it deters participation. Show More Summary

Sacked Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare to get Everton job

Craig Shakespeare & Everton The Sun on Tuesday have reported a piece of surprising news for Everton fans. Everton are still to announce who’ll be the club’s full time manager after the sacking of Ronald Koeman. While David Unsworth courted plenty of goodwill following Sunday’s dramatic 3-2 win over Watford, it seems certain that he’ll […]

The Shakespeare of Opera

Why Monteverdi is more gripping and pertinent than ever.

‘Hostiles’ Writer-Director Scott Cooper On His Politically Conscious Western — The Contenders

"I recall Robert Duvall telling me, 'The English have Shakespeare; the French have Molière; we, as Americans, have Westerns,” Hostiles writer-director Scott Cooper told Deadline’s Pete Hammond at The Contenders today, appearing with stars Wes Studi and Q’orianka Kilcher. Show More Summary

Leicester boss hints at move for PSG star

New Leicester City manager Claude Puel last night revealed that he is open to the idea of working with Hatem Ben Arfa once again. PL return Puel, who was announced as the man to take over from Craig Shakespeare at the King Power stadium last week, was questioned on a number of topics in a […]

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