WESTWOOD, Mass. (AP) — “Parting is such sweet sorrow” — especially for a theater troupe hoping to stage a live performance of “Romeo & Juliet” in the middle of a pandemic that has closed schools...
LONDON (AP) — Maggie O’Farrell won the Women’s Prize for Fiction on Wednesday for “Hamnet,” a novel that explores the lives of William Shakespeare’s often-maligned wife and lost...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — On an idyllic summer evening not far from the shore of Lake Champlain, the immortal words of William Shakespeare float from a lush backyard, professionally performed -- for...
NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Dennehy, the burly actor who started in films as a macho heavy and later in his career won plaudits for his stage work in plays by William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Eugene...
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NEW YORK (AP) — When a new revival of “West Side Story” opens on Broadway, it will make history. The musical sees 33 young people making their Broadway debuts, a record.
MONACO (AP) — Former France great Eric Cantona gave a typically perplexing speech after collecting the UEFA presidential award at the Champions League draw.
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MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — The latest theatrical production by Castle Craig Players brings to the stage all of Shakespeare's plays in one show, resulting in a comedic mashup of dozens of classic...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Have you got a grown-up state of mind? If so, the AARP has some film awards just for you.
For the 18th year, the organization for retired persons and its AARP, The Magazine, have awarded their "Movies for Grownups." The ceremony was held Monday night and will be broadcast Feb. 15 on PBS.
LONDON (AP) — "Antony and Cleopatra," currently running at London's National Theatre, has tragic romance, two top-flight actors and a live snake. No wonder it's a hit.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Records show a sailboat crashed into a bridge in Rhode Island, and a man aboard named William Shakespeare didn't realize his wife fell into the water until hours after she was rescued.
The Newport Daily News reports the crash happened in Newport Aug. 17 after the couple went to watch their son compete in a sailboat race.
BOSTON (AP) — A man named William Shakespeare has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man outside a Boston barbershop where the victim had taken his 4-year-old son for a haircut.
Shakespeare was sentenced Monday following his conviction Friday on first-degree murder and firearms charges.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — A group of professional actors based in White River Junction are bringing the Bard of Avon to six area schools this year. It's part of the Northern Stage theater group's program that aims to get young performers acquainted with the works of William Shakespeare.
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Geoffrey Rush announced Saturday he's stepping down as president of Australia's screen industry academy, days after a theater company revealed it had received a complaint against the Oscar-winning actor of "inappropriate behavior."
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A journal made public by the CIA and apparently handwritten by one of Osama bin Laden's daughters offers a glimpse into how the al-Qaida leader viewed the world around him and reveals his deep interest in the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions unfolding in the months before he was killed in a U.S. raid.
DETROIT (AP) — A conference at Wayne State University will draw experts speaking about memory through the lenses of history, aging and literature.
The interdisciplinary conference will be held Thursday and Friday at the Detroit school. The event is free and open to the public.
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — British actor and director Ralph Fiennes has received a Serbian passport from the Balkan country's president after he was granted citizenship earlier this month.
President Aleksandar Vucic handed the passport to Fiennes at a meeting Sunday in the Serbian presidency building in Belgrade. Vucic says "we Serbs are happy to have you as a friend and now a fellow citizen."
BALTIMORE (AP) — Growing up, Kondwani Fidel Russell said it was common to learn about a particular type of literature or poetry in school. Authors like William Shakespeare and Robert Frost often set the bar, but for a kid growing up in Baltimore, they weren't always relatable, Russell said.
"They're amazing," the East Baltimore writer and poet said while sitting outside a cafe on Charles Street recently, "but that's all we were taught."
CAMDEN, N.C. (AP) — A high school in North Carolina has removed artwork outside its library that showed President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis side by side.
Camden County High School Principal Billie Berry said there were no complaints about the artwork, but he thought it was best to act before the tile art cause any problems.
The artwork is one of several similar pieces at the school.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Visitors to the University of Southern California might well be muttering, "What fools these mortals be" as they stroll past a statue of the legendary queen of Troy and notice William Shakespeare's name seemingly misspelled at its base.
To USC officials, it's much ado about nothing.
"To E, or not to E, that is the question," the school responded in a statement Tuesday when asked why Shakespeare's name is missing the last letter E in a quotation attributed to him.
"Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North" (Overlook Press), by Robert Ferguson
Norway, Sweden and Denmark consistently rank at or near the top in global surveys of national contentment, prosperity and well-being. It's as if peaceful and progressive Scandinavia were a place of relentless cheeriness backed by a lilting soundtrack from Abba, the Swedish pop band of the 1970s. Even the prisons seem to encourage happiness.
IRASBURG, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town is celebrating the donation of classic literary works and history books from the personal collection of the late Howard Frank Mosher, best known for his novels about life in the state's rural Northeast Kingdom.
The Caledonian Record (http://bit.ly/2qvcRid ) reports Irasburg plans to celebrate Mosher's life and donation during an inauguration at the Leach Public Library. Mosher died in January in his Irasburg home at age 74.
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LONDON (AP) — Like his famous namesake, English playwright and poet William Shakespeare, Leicester City's manager Craig Shakespeare is hoping he can add a few blockbuster dramas to his own story.
Appointed caretaker manager after the English champion sacked Claudio Ranieri last month, Shakespeare has brought such a revival over three games that the 53-year-old will stay in the job until the end of the season.