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February 4, 2001 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more." So goes the cry with which Shakespeare's King Henry V, the hawkish Harry, pumps up his men to charge forth into battle. And so might a similar exhortation resound through the rehearsal halls of the Music Center these days. There too a leader has been readying his troupes.
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February 11, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
What's in a name, after all? Would "Gnomeo & Juliet" ? that's right, "Gnomeo & Juliet" ? be the surprise of the season if it had a title that wasn't quite so silly? Or is the wackiness of the concept the reason this gently amusing, genuinely sweet animated film makes you smile from start to finish? Admittedly, the eccentric idea of retelling Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" with red and blue British garden gnomes as the feuding families takes a bit of getting used to and a lot of nerve to pull off. The film acknowledges as much with an opening featuring a tiny gnome in an enormous hat reading a ferociously deadpan prologue: "The story you are about to see has been told before.
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June 26, 1989 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
Comparisons in theater aren't odious: They're enlightening. Consider the two productions of "Romeo and Juliet" that opened over the weekend, one in San Diego and one in Garden Grove. Each is an outdoor staging and each takes a traditional approach to the material. But, oh, what a difference. At the Old Globe Theatre (director: Richard E. T. White), we get a respectful mounting of a "great play." At the Grove Shakespeare Festival (director: Jules Aaron), we get an urgent telling of a wonderful story.
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February 4, 2001 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a regular contributor to Calendar
"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more." So goes the cry with which Shakespeare's King Henry V, the hawkish Harry, pumps up his men to charge forth into battle. And so might a similar exhortation resound through the rehearsal halls of the Music Center these days. There too a leader has been readying his troupes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
What's in a name, after all? Would "Gnomeo & Juliet" ? that's right, "Gnomeo & Juliet" ? be the surprise of the season if it had a title that wasn't quite so silly? Or is the wackiness of the concept the reason this gently amusing, genuinely sweet animated film makes you smile from start to finish? Admittedly, the eccentric idea of retelling Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" with red and blue British garden gnomes as the feuding families takes a bit of getting used to and a lot of nerve to pull off. The film acknowledges as much with an opening featuring a tiny gnome in an enormous hat reading a ferociously deadpan prologue: "The story you are about to see has been told before.
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May 24, 1999
With a nod to Hollywood, Shakespeare Orange County has dubbed its eighth season Shakespeare in Love and will open the two-play run on June 24 with--what else?--"Romeo and Juliet." The play, continuing through July 10, will be followed by "Measure for Measure," July 22-Aug. 7. Both will be directed by the company's artistic director, Thomas F. Bradac. Because of popular demand, the company also will stage a single performance on Dec.
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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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July 14, 2000 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
Kirk Wood Bromley gets points for sheer eccentricity--he writes full-length dramas entirely in verse. His "Icarus and Aria," at Sacred Fools Theater, is a loose updating of "Romeo and Juliet." The play concerns the doomed romance between Aria (Kim Jackson), the privileged daughter of a wealthy football team owner, and Icarus (Matthew Troyer), a Latino football star from the 'hood.
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August 30, 1990 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES ORANGE COUNTY THEATER CRITIC
Of all Shakespeare's great tragedies, "Othello" is probably the most straightforward in terms of plot and subject. The play, which on Thursday, Aug. 30, begins a 3 1/2-week run at the Grove Shakespeare Festival, chronicles the swift downfall of a man consumed with jealousy. Othello's doom is sealed when he begins to believe false stories accusing his bride, Desdemona, of infidelity. He kills her, discovers too late that she was innocent and commits suicide.
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March 19, 1999 | IRENE LACHER, Los Angeles Times
As Miramax gears up for what may be its biggest Oscar night yet, bestselling author Faye Kellerman has slapped the filmmakers with a lawsuit charging that last year's "Shakespeare in Love" mimicked her 1989 novel, "The Quality of Mercy." In papers filed Tuesday in U.S.
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June 26, 1989 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
Comparisons in theater aren't odious: They're enlightening. Consider the two productions of "Romeo and Juliet" that opened over the weekend, one in San Diego and one in Garden Grove. Each is an outdoor staging and each takes a traditional approach to the material. But, oh, what a difference. At the Old Globe Theatre (director: Richard E. T. White), we get a respectful mounting of a "great play." At the Grove Shakespeare Festival (director: Jules Aaron), we get an urgent telling of a wonderful story.
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