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October 7, 1988 | JANICE ARKATOV
Ted Lange knows there are people who will never see him beyond "The Love Boat." "There's a lot of skepticism, because I'm not known for (stage work)," said the actor. "I remember going to the New York Shakespeare Festival and they really didn't want to see me--you know, I'm sitcom. I read a scene from 'Romeo and Juliet' for Jack O'Brien at the Old Globe, and he said (with surprise), 'You're good . Why do you do television?' I said, 'Um, it's kind of a way to make a living.'
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March 10, 1990 | SHARON BERNSTEIN
The first film version of Shakespeare's "Othello" to star a black man may never make it to movie theaters. Last fall, actor Ted Lange--best known for having played Isaac the bartender for seven seasons on television's "The Love Boat"--sank nearly $1 million of his own money into a film production of the classic play, with him in the lead role. But despite accolades from his supporters in the black theater community, the film has failed to attract a U.S. distributor.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 1990 | SHARON BERNSTEIN
The first film version of Shakespeare's "Othello" to star a black man may never make it to movie theaters. Last fall, actor Ted Lange--best known for having played Isaac the bartender for seven seasons on television's "The Love Boat"--sank nearly $1 million of his own money into a film production of the classic play, with him in the lead role. But despite accolades from his supporters in the black theater community, the film has failed to attract a U.S. distributor.
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October 7, 1988 | JANICE ARKATOV
Ted Lange knows there are people who will never see him beyond "The Love Boat." "There's a lot of skepticism, because I'm not known for (stage work)," said the actor. "I remember going to the New York Shakespeare Festival and they really didn't want to see me--you know, I'm sitcom. I read a scene from 'Romeo and Juliet' for Jack O'Brien at the Old Globe, and he said (with surprise), 'You're good . Why do you do television?' I said, 'Um, it's kind of a way to make a living.'
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July 12, 1989 | Associated Press
Highlights of Laurence Olivier's career, with the role he played in each: 1930-1 "Private Lives" (play, London and New York; Victor Prynne). 1935 "Romeo and Juliet" (play, London; New York in 1940; Romeo and Mercutio, alternating). 1937 "Hamlet" (play, London and Elsinore, Denmark; Hamlet). 1939 "Wuthering Heights" (film; Heathcliff). 1940 "Rebecca" (film; Maxim de Winter). 1940 "Pride and Prejudice" (film; Darcy). 1944 "Henry V" (film; Henry V and director).
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August 21, 1996 | MAKI BECKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Flipping burgers, this isn't. Twenty teenagers have one of the most unusual and (as many later found out) coolest summer jobs in town: putting on a production of a Shakespeare play. For six weeks, kids from several of Los Angeles' low-income neighborhoods have been getting paid $5 an hour to study and stage a 90-minute adaptation of "The Tragedy of Othello the Moor of Venice."
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August 11, 1994 | TODD EVERETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For many audiences, "Othello" may be Shakespeare's most accessible tragedy: The characters and motivation are simply and clearly delineated, and the situations are timeless. The Ojai Shakespeare Festival's production of the play concludes this weekend at beautiful, warm Libbey Park. The show is long--over three hours--but moves quickly, and few observers are likely to accuse director Paul Backer of providing a boring evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2005 | F. Kathleen Foley;Daryl H. Miller;David C. Nichols;Rob Kendt
In "Up From the Downs," presented by the Watts Village Theater Company, playwright Lynn Manning makes an impassioned plea to "stop the insanity" -- the cycle of gang violence that casts a pall over the inner city of Los Angeles and beyond. When it comes to senseless violence, Manning knows whereof he speaks.
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