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Zap2ItRenowned for such Broadway hits as "The Lion King," director Julie Taymor turns her talents to one of Shakespeare's classics in this drama that alters the original story in one key way ...with Prospero converted into Prospera, as portrayed by Helen...
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"Anonymous" is not shy about naming names. It contends that the 37 plays attributed to William Shakespeare, who died in 1616, actually were written by the Earl of Oxford, who died in 1604. As this story has it, the barely literate commoner Shakespeare...
Los Angeles Times fashion criticFrom the lava-like raw-linen tunic inspired by avant-garde Japanese design in "The Tempest" to the Rodarte-designed twisted tutus in "Black Swan," the fashion in this holiday season's "prestige" films is notable for historical references and inventive...
Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic"Black Swan," director Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller set in the world of professional ballet, is a stylish treat. Not only does the film, which opened this weekend, boast exquisite, Rodarte-designed ballet costumes, it also showcases some...
International fame just doesn't happen to many classical composers. But when it does, it can strike like a runaway train. Consider Thomas Adès. Hailed in his 20s as the heir to Benjamin Britten and more recently by the New York Times as maybe "the most...
Zap2ItLen Cariou, who plays the patriarch of the Reagans on CBS' "Blue Bloods," is one of those actors who seems so familiar. He should. He's been racking up TV and film credits since 1977 and has been a steady presence on Broadway since 1968. Yet it's as...
Culture MonsterOn Sunday, Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" began preview performances at the Foxwoods Theater in New York. The event marks the first time that a paying public audience was able to experience the long-delayed stage musical. But according to........
Brand XDirector Julie Taymor made a memorable feature debut with 1999's âTitus,â adapted from âTitus Andronicus,â widely considered Shakespeare's worst play. If she could make a silk purse out of that Elizabethan sow's ear, what could she...
Brand XThis weekend's got something for everyone, if everyone includes people who like gorgeous movie stars, kids' fantasy films, oddball Shakespeare adaptations and serious movies about getting punched in the face. Here's what's new in theaters this weekend:...
Company TownIt may be another two weeks until the actual holiday, but for the movies that open this weekend, it's all about lasting into Christmas. The hope for the studios releasing "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"......
All The RageIn Julie Taymorâs version of Shakespeareâs âThe Tempest,â the lead character Prospero has been transformed into a woman, Prospera (Helen Mirren), a queen who is banished to a deserted island with her daughter Miranda (Felicity Jones), where she...
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