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  • Derek Jacobi, from 'The King's Speech' to 'King Lear'

     
    Astute viewers of "The King's Speech" will no doubt have recognized the clever casting of Derek Jacobi in the role of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The British actor first rose to international prominence in the television miniseries "I, Claudius," based....
  • Culture Watch: What's new in music, theater and magazines

     
    Theater “King Lear” (NT Live). On Thursday, Hollywood’s Mann Chinese 6 will broadcast Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Grandage’s production of “King Lear,” starring theatrical powerhouse Derek Jacobi in the title role. (La Mirada...
  • Disaster-flick auteur Roland Emmerich takes on William Shakespeare

     
    The idea that Roland Emmerich -- the disaster-flick auteur behind "Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012" -- was taking on William Shakespeare for his next movie project struck many as strange, incongruous and just plain wrong. What...
  • Movie Preview: Anonymous

     
    The debate over “Who wrote Shakespeare's plays” seems settled. Then it doesn't. Then Roland Emmerich (“ID-4,” “Godzilla”) comes along and says it isn't. Again. Hooey. Though having Derek Jacobi in his film, “...
  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater to honor Derek Jacobi, Peter Hall

     
    Sir Peter Hall, the founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Sir Derek Jacobi, the illustrious English actor, are the artistic honorees at the upcoming Silver Jubilee Gala of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Both will be present June 6 on......
  • Movie Preview: ‘Anonymous’

     
    I love the ambition that Roland “ID4″ Emmerich shows with this period piece, an attempted debunking of the idea that Shakespeare was not “The Immortal Bard” of Avon that history remembers him as. Very disturbed that Shakespearean...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • 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...