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William Shakespeare: Five unconventional movie adaptations

William Shakespeare , whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.


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Tue Apr 22, 2014


Shakespeare and the music of William Walton

On 23 April 2014 we celebrate the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth.


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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Free Times

Theatre SC Presents Hamlet

To be or not to be. To thine own self be true. The lady doth protest too much. Just about everyone has encountered one or more famous lines from William Shakespeare's Hamlet in everyday conversation, and most of us have struggled in English class with the Elizabethan-era language, written in lively blank verse .


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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Daily Mail

Kate Moss, legendary party girl, shows new side at 40

With her hair tied back in a tight bun, bright red lipstick and pictured close-up in profile, the 40-year-old looked very different to the supermodel the public is used to seeing.


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BBC News

Mormon triumphs at Olivier Awards

West End hit The Book of Mormon has won four prizes at the 2014 Olivier Awards, including best new musical.


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Laurence Olivier Awards: The Bodyguard's Beverly Knight and Alexandra Burke unite - VIDEO

Beverly Knight was proud to pass on her The Bodyguard musical duties to X Factor 2008 winner Alexandra Burke on Sunday, as she graced the red carpet for the Laurence Olivier Awards.


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Daily Mail

Laurence Olivier Awards host Gemma Arterton wears icy blue gown

We luvvie that look: Gemma Arterton steals the show in elegant icy blue gown as she hosts The Laurence Oliver Awards But Gemma Arterton looked anything other than a factory worker when she arrived to co-host The Laurence Oliver Awards on Sunday evening at the Royal Albert Hall alongside Stephen Mangan.


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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

'Chimerica,' 'Book of Mormon' win at Oliviers

British actor Mark Strong and US actress Kristin Davis pose for photographs backstage after presenting Best Director to Lyndsey Turner during the Olivier Awards at the Royal Opera House in central London, Sunday, April 13, 2014.


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Andover Advertiser

Oliviers glory for Almeida Theatre

Zrinka Cvitesic wins the Olivier Award for Best Actress In A Musical for Once, at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden The two men behind the National Theatre's success over the last decade said goodbye to the Southbank with a special award for outstanding achievement at the Olivier Awards - but were upstaged by a small north London venue with ... (more)


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Judi Dench, Jude Law up for UK's Olivier Awards

Screen stars Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston and Judi Dench are among big-name nominees as Britain's theater community gets set for the Laurence Olivier Awards.


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Wed Apr 09, 2014


Olivier by Philip Ziegler

Lack of clear identity is a theme in Olivier by Philip Ziegler, a biography published in Great Britain in 2013 which comes to American bookstores and libraries this June.


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Tue Apr 08, 2014

Shoreham Herald

Lady Olivier talks about her career

ONE of Britain's most distinguished actors is coming to St Mary's House in Bramber to talk about her life.


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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Nine O'Clock

Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney dies aged 93

Mickey Rooney, the child actor who became the world's top box-office star, has died aged 93, US police say, as quoted by BBC.


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Wed Apr 02, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Jim Dale: a life on stage

After a 60-year career in music, theater, film and broadcasting, at age 78, Dale has opened a new chapter in his transatlantic adventure with a one-man show, "Just Jim Dale," revisiting his extraordinary, unpredictable -- and hilarious -- life through stories, dancing and songs.


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Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Village Voice

Brooklyn Hosts a Historic Othello, a Hazy Lear

Theater changes slowly. And then suddenly. You go on forever with your poetry and your choruses and your boy queens.


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Albany Times Union

13 Actors Who Were Brought Back To Life With Special Effects In Movies

The sudden deaths of Paul Walker and Philip Seymour Hoffman took place while both were in the middle of filming upcoming projects.


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Sun Mar 30, 2014


Jackson: I was inspired by Olivier

The Captain America star said he wanted to do varied roles so he could "transform" himself like the late actor.


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Wed Mar 26, 2014

Malvern Gazette

National Theatre director becomes Swan Youth Theatre patron

THE man in one the top theatre job in the world has backed his former youth group by becoming its new patron.


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Tue Mar 25, 2014


'Rebecca': an interesting story about rebuilding

There was a tragic fire in Garrettsville, Ohio, on the historic Main Street this past Saturday, and half of a two -story building was gutted by flames as well as a one-story brick law firm burned down on the historic block.


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Times Online

After Arden: Ann Thompson and Hamlet

A characteristically deft, Janus-faced observation on page 52 of John Carey's new book, The Unexpected Professor , has him going, as a boy, to see Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in Antony and Cleopatra , at the St James's Theatre in 1951.


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