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  • 'Anonymous' provokes skepticism from Shakespeare experts

     
    "Anonymous," the new movie from disaster-flick auteur Roland Emmerich, revives the age-old Oxfordian theory of Shakespearean authorship arguing that Edward de Vere was in fact the man behind the Bard's masterpieces....
  • Movie Review: Anonymous

     
    Leave it to a German to blitzkrieg the Immortal Bard and the Virgin Queen in one sitting. Roland “2012/Godzilla” Emmerich's “Anonymous” is a generally sober-minded legitimizing of a couple of the Elizabethan Era's most fervently...
  • Monster Mash: Jan Maxwell of 'Follies' injured; Sondheim stranded by snow

     
    Actress Jan Maxwell, currently in the Broadway revival of "Follies," was hit by a vehicle Saturday while crossing the street, but is expected to make a quick recovery. Stephen Sondheim cancelled his appearance in Orange County this weekend due to the...
  • ‘Birdsong,’ Eddie Redmayne could appeal to ‘Downton Abbey’ fans

     
    TV movies and miniseries have fallen out of vogue on the broadcast networks, but "Masterpiece" still delivers stylish, dramatic fare. And the PBS mainstay has so much more to offer beyond "Downton Abbey."...
  • 'The Borgias: The First Season'

    'The Borgias: The First Season'
    Following its success with "The Tudors," Showtime found a smart follow-up in this saga of the family that didn't always use protocol - to put it mildly - in rising to the heights of power during the Renaissance era in Rome. Jeremy Irons is well-cast as...
  • 'Anonymous'

    'Anonymous'
    Did William Shakespeare really write the legendary plays that bear his name? That's the controversial question posed by this drama from director Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day"), who casts Rafe Spall as Shakespeare allegedly being a front for the...
  • 'I. Claudius: The Complete Series'

    'I. Claudius: The Complete Series'
    Before the current wave of historical drama series such as "The Borgias" and "The Tudors," this saga in a similar vein did much for the mid-1970s popularity and visibility of PBS. In a new 35th-anniversary edition, Derek Jacobi is superb as the title...
  • Anonymous" Shakespeare como un fraude

    <b>Anonymous"</b> Shakespeare como un fraude
    Anonymous *** Durante mucho tiempo se ha especulado sobre la existencia e identidad de William Shakespeare, figura cumbre de la literatura universal. La película Anonymous busca dar respuesta a preguntas que han originado debates, libros, tratados e...
  • About something, or much ado about nothing?

    About something, or much ado about nothing?
    Anyone who struggled through Shakespeare in high school might find some glee in picturing the Bard as a rude, uneducated, drunken lout who never actually penned his literary masterpieces. Well, that’s according to one theory put forth by the new...
  • Peter Dennis dies at 75; actor made a career of one-man 'Pooh' readings

    Peter Dennis dies at 75; actor made a career of one-man 'Pooh' readings
    Peter Dennis, a British actor who toured for decades in his one-man show of readings from “Winnie-the-Pooh” and other A.A. Milne classics, died April 18 of cancer at his Shadow Hills home, said his wife, Diane. He was 75. Dennis was 36 before...
  • Charles Dickens speaks to 21st century's hard times

    To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
  • Haunting first season show leaves a lasting impact

    Haunting first season show leaves a lasting impact
    I remember the moment when I realized film could make horror beautiful and thus even more horrifying ("Apocalypse Now") or a stage actor could be so mesmerizing you forget he's on a stage ( Derek Jacobi in "Breaking the Code"). But not like I remember the...