November 14, 2005 |
Full of unsympathetic characters and wild deviations of plot, Shakespeare's so-called problem plays are meditations on excess that helped shape the tragic vision of the masterpieces to come. In exploring the impossibility of ever reforming human nature or society, he sometimes paints himself into a corner (in the unfinished "Timon of Athens," for instance).
August 30, 2003 |
Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow and British actor Joseph Fiennes will re-create the famous "Romeo and Juliet" balcony scene for Prince Charles at a charity show, organizers said Thursday. The co-stars of the 1998 film "Shakespeare in Love" will play the star-crossed lovers for the heir to the throne. Among other actors performing selected Shakespeare scenes at the replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London on Monday will be Paul Scofield, Diana Rigg and Jane Lapotaire.
July 25, 1987
Requiem Mass was celebrated Thursday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Glendale for Velma Connor, who performed in vaudeville with her late twin sister, Thelma, and then went on to a film career in the early 1930s. She was 82. Velma Connor died on Sunday at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Hollywood, where she was receiving treatment for heart and circulatory problems. Her sister died in 1981. The Connor Twins began on the stage with Gus Edwards in 1921, then appeared in The Ziegfeld Follies.
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January 4, 1991 |
The former president of the University of Tampa in Florida has been named Chapman College's vice president for institutional advancement. Richard D. Cheshire, of Annapolis, Md., who arrived on campus this week, was the immediate past director of the American effort to help rebuild Shakespeare's original Globe Theatre in London, and is a skilled fund-raiser, said Chapman President Allan E. Koenig. "Dick Cheshire is a rarity. . . .
October 3, 2004 |
This Pacific Palisades house reminds some of the original Globe Theatre in London. Others say it looks like stone dwellings in the English Cotswolds. Few houses in Southern California bring to mind Shakespeare. But few houses remain that were designed by Gerard R. Colcord. In his prime in the late '20s and early '30s, the Beverly Hills-based architect designed Country English as well as Cape Cod and Monterey Colonial homes well into the '60s. This house was built in 1930.
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April 7, 2000 |
The historic Globe Theatre of London has been re-created inside the Palmdale Playhouse for this weekend's fourth annual Shakespeare Festival, which opens tonight with "The Taming of the Shrew." "It's going to be something new for our audience to be so close to the actors," technical director Tony Moore said. "The actors will seem much larger than life."