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June 13, 1997 | Associated Press
Queen Elizabeth II ventured into the world of her 16th century namesake Thursday at the opening of the reconstructed Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare once premiered many of his plays. In a style befitting Elizabeth I, the queen and Prince Philip came to the open-air theater on the south bank of the Thames by boat and were greeted by a trumpet flourish as they passed through its wrought-iron gates.
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November 14, 2005 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
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).
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December 18, 1990 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Guests who attend a star-studded premiere of Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet" at Mann's Village Theater at 7 in Westwood tonight won't be supporting just another movie adapted from a play by Shakespeare. They'll be helping re-create the theater in which many of his plays were first performed in the 16th Century. The Globe Theatre, on the south bank of London's Thames, is about to rise again. It burned down in 1613, 14 years after it was built.
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June 13, 1997 | Associated Press
Queen Elizabeth II ventured into the world of her 16th century namesake Thursday at the opening of the reconstructed Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare once premiered many of his plays. In a style befitting Elizabeth I, the queen and Prince Philip came to the open-air theater on the south bank of the Thames by boat and were greeted by a trumpet flourish as they passed through its wrought-iron gates.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2005 | Lewis Segal, Times Staff Writer
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).
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August 30, 2003 | Reuters
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 1997
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Saturday Journal": Betsy Palmer, Congressional Record; Mindy Tucker, communications director for Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas); David Sandretti, press secretary for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), 5 a.m. C-SPAN. "Today": preparing a child for kindergarten, 6 a.m. (4)(36). "Evans & Novak": Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.), 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday, 7 a.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": pain, 2:30 p.m. (28).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1991 | KRISTINA LINDGREN
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. . . .
REAL ESTATE
October 3, 2004 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1990 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Guests who attend a star-studded premiere of Franco Zeffirelli's "Hamlet" at Mann's Village Theater at 7 in Westwood tonight won't be supporting just another movie adapted from a play by Shakespeare. They'll be helping re-create the theater in which many of his plays were first performed in the 16th Century. The Globe Theatre, on the south bank of London's Thames, is about to rise again. It burned down in 1613, 14 years after it was built.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2000 | RICHARD KAHLENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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."
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October 10, 2010 | By Chloe Veltman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
For many people who go to see productions of William Shakespeare's plays at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, the play on view is often of less consequence than the experience of being at the venue itself. The structure was conceived as a replica of the Globe Theatre on London's South Bank where the Bard's own troupe of players performed in the early 1600s. Located only a few hundred feet from the site of the original Globe, the nest-like circular auditorium with its thatched roof open to the sky, pillar-supported musicians' gallery and standing area for groundlings surrounded by enclosed seating balconies for the more deep-pocketed patrons provides a unique way of experiencing the works of Shakespeare.
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