| Dec 7, 2012
As right as Dickens. That's what President Barack Obama suggested about his tax plan when he recently used "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens to frame his case for rate increases.
A "Scrooge Christmas" is what the country will get if lawmakers won't...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 1:59 PM
It's tough to go wrong with “Oliver” at the holidays. You've got tousle-haired urchins, pathos, Fagin, melodrama and power ballads — orchestrated with a whiff of the sounds of Dusty Springfield's Swingin' London — and a...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:16 AM
Audiences may notice a few new things in this year's production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at South Coast Repertory, but director John-David Keller promises there are no drastic changes.
"We can tweak it. We can't change it," said Keller,...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:37 AM
"Little Women": Ann Noble made her mark as a playwright with 1995's Irish family melodrama "And Neither Have I Wings to Fly." So it's fitting that she turns her hand to a beloved — if also decidedly melodramatic — American family novel in this...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:17 PM
LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose.
Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum.
The museum never happened.
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof — Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman star in this 1958 adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. at Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St.
Fat City — Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges star in this 1972...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 7:36 AM
Anne and Gilbert from "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery! Not only did I want to be her and find my Gilbert, I also wanted to replicate their family and name my eight children the same names as theirs. (This was when I was 11 years old. I'll...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 9:02 PM
In his novel "David Copperfield," Charles Dickens saw Allentown coming from more than a century and a half away.
"Annual income 20 pounds, annual expenditure 19 pounds 19 and six; result happiness," the lovable Wilkins Micawber tells the title character....
| Aug 12, 2012
| 4:47 AM
English novelist Charles Dickens is one of the greatest authors of all time.
His classic ‘‘A Tale of Two Cities’’ begins with one of the most famous opening lines in history. ‘‘It was the best of times, it was the...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 12:00 PM
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1140 Chapel St., New Haven, (203) 787-6147
It was the best of times, and nobody was going to let it be the worst of times.
In any case, it wasn't wurst: it was turkey, with homemade Russian dressing and savory slaw on seedless onion...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Shakespeare, Molière, musical romps, contemporary classics, comedies of all Jordi Galcerán's descriptions, cutting-edge new work — theater in Southern California is varied, plentiful and far-flung, from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and...