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July 14, 1995 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first movie that actor Ron Campbell ever saw was "Richard III." He was 9. His grandmother took him to see Laurence Olivier in the title role. "She used to read Shakespeare to me when I went to bed," he recalled. "She read me practically the entire canon. I loved it." Even so, Campbell was worried he wouldn't understand the movie, so he insisted on taking the text of the play to follow.
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April 7, 2005 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
Steve Martin long ago proved his facility at comedy's many forms, from the supremely silly ("happy feet") to the boisterously brainy (cursing the cult of beauty in "Roxanne"). He has continued this juggling act in his writing for the stage, in the popular if superficial 1993 laugh-riot "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" and in the odder but more intriguing 2002 comedy "The Underpants." The latter arrived here a year ago as a Geffen Playhouse presentation.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Is it hard for an actor to get a good-sized laugh by hopping up a flight of stairs, two at a time, with his pants around his ankles? No. It is not hard. It is difficult to get a good good-sized laugh, if you perceive the distinction. A good good-sized one may happen if, for example, the performer executes the bit faster than you'd expect, as if the upward-bound two-step were the most natural thing in the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Is it hard for an actor to get a good-sized laugh by hopping up a flight of stairs, two at a time, with his pants around his ankles? No. It is not hard. It is difficult to get a good good-sized laugh, if you perceive the distinction. A good good-sized one may happen if, for example, the performer executes the bit faster than you'd expect, as if the upward-bound two-step were the most natural thing in the world.
NEWS
April 7, 2005 | Daryl H. Miller, Times Staff Writer
Steve Martin long ago proved his facility at comedy's many forms, from the supremely silly ("happy feet") to the boisterously brainy (cursing the cult of beauty in "Roxanne"). He has continued this juggling act in his writing for the stage, in the popular if superficial 1993 laugh-riot "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" and in the odder but more intriguing 2002 comedy "The Underpants." The latter arrived here a year ago as a Geffen Playhouse presentation.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1993 | ROBERT KOEHLER
The Piazza San Marco, Venice's jewel-like colonnaded plaza, was glistening and buzzing with people. As actor Ron Campbell remembers it, there were something like 500. As usual, he was doing his commedia dell'arte -inspired street performance act, stretching his body in about as many ways as his clownish pants. The Venice crowd, just like the Paris crowds Campbell had played to during the same vagabonding trip through Europe in 1981, roared with approval.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1994 | SCOTT COLLINS
Moliere, meet Moe, Larry and Curly. "Cuckold!," at the Knightsbridge Theater in Pasadena, is a double bill of featherweight one-acts ("Scanarelle, the Imaginary Cuckold" and "The Forced Marriage") by the 17th-Century French master. Although the plays were written with different sets of characters, director Ron Campbell has married them into one not-so-seamless narrative about a village idiot named Scanarelle (Morgan Rusler), who fears being cuckolded by his wife, Martine (Susan Kelejian).
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1997 | JANA MONJI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Share a killing with someone you love" is the central theme of Rupert Holmes' "Accomplice." Both a loving tribute and a sly parody of murder mysteries, this play twists and turns and finally wriggles away with a bright, almost-too-clever premise. Director Jules Aaron fully exploits the story's laugh-potential and its quirky self-awareness at La Mirada Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1997 | JANA MONJI
"Share a killing with someone you love" is the central theme of Rupert Holmes' "Accomplice." Both a loving tribute and a sly parody of murder mysteries, this play twists and turns and finally wriggles away with a bright, almost-too-clever premise. Director Jules Aaron fully exploits the story's laugh-potential and its quirky self-awareness at La Mirada Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 1995 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first movie that actor Ron Campbell ever saw was "Richard III." He was 9. His grandmother took him to see Laurence Olivier in the title role. "She used to read Shakespeare to me when I went to bed," he recalled. "She read me practically the entire canon. I loved it." Even so, Campbell was worried he wouldn't understand the movie, so he insisted on taking the text of the play to follow.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1993 | ROBERT KOEHLER
The Piazza San Marco, Venice's jewel-like colonnaded plaza, was glistening and buzzing with people. As actor Ron Campbell remembers it, there were something like 500. As usual, he was doing his commedia dell'arte -inspired street performance act, stretching his body in about as many ways as his clownish pants. The Venice crowd, just like the Paris crowds Campbell had played to during the same vagabonding trip through Europe in 1981, roared with approval.
SPORTS
August 14, 1992 | MITCH POLIN
The Central Torrance All-Stars will have to wait a little longer if they are to earn a berth in the Little League Senior Division World Series. Central Torrance, a team of 14- and 15-year-olds, was defeated by Aiea of Hawaii, 11-7, in the District 2 Western Regionals at Missoula, Mont. The teams will meet again for the regional title at 10 a.m. today. The winner advances to the World Series that starts Monday in Kissimmee, Fla.
SPORTS
January 15, 1998
Referee Ted Hillary, who continued to work after being struck in the nose in the opening seconds of Wednesday night's Arkansas-Florida game at Fayetteville, Ark., was taken from the court on a stretcher early in the second half. Arkansas spokesman Bill Rogers said Hillary was having continued dizzy spells. He was hospitalized and released. * New Mexico junior center Kenny Thomas said he plans to return to school next season rather than make himself eligible for the NBA draft.
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