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August 21, 1996 | SUE LEEMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It's been a long intermission--383 years. The blare of trumpets from the $45-million reconstruction of William Shakespeare's circular, open-air Globe Theater Tuesday heralded the first performance since the original burned down in 1613. As actors warmed up for a short season of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," staff members anxiously watched for signs of tempests above the painstakingly rebuilt wood-and-thatch construction on the south bank of the River Thames.
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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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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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October 21, 2003 | Kristin Hohenadel, Special to The Times
English men have always loved to put on dresses. But when the British-born, American-raised, London-based actor Mark Rylance dons the Elizabethan black and white-lace frock of Olivia for the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre production of "Twelfth Night," the actor glides across the stage in a hoop-skirt-assisted moon walk, takes shallow little breaths, then falls in love across the gender divide and back again. It's a performance that's altogether more transgender than transvestite.
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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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October 21, 2003 | Kristin Hohenadel, Special to The Times
English men have always loved to put on dresses. But when the British-born, American-raised, London-based actor Mark Rylance dons the Elizabethan black and white-lace frock of Olivia for the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre production of "Twelfth Night," the actor glides across the stage in a hoop-skirt-assisted moon walk, takes shallow little breaths, then falls in love across the gender divide and back again. It's a performance that's altogether more transgender than transvestite.
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.
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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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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).
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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
August 21, 1996 | SUE LEEMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It's been a long intermission--383 years. The blare of trumpets from the $45-million reconstruction of William Shakespeare's circular, open-air Globe Theater Tuesday heralded the first performance since the original burned down in 1613. As actors warmed up for a short season of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," staff members anxiously watched for signs of tempests above the painstakingly rebuilt wood-and-thatch construction on the south bank of the River Thames.
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.
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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.
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