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To see, or not to see? 'Anonymous' has both good and bad

...Columbia Pictures2 hours, 10 minutes"What if William Shakespeare never ... wrote ... a ... single ... word...contain a minority who hold to the belief that William Shakespeare did not actually write the myriad plays and sonnets...
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Area drama clubs perform one-act shows for second festival

...Soldotna High School Auditorium. The program consists of "The Suessification of Romeo and Juliet," a Dr. Suess/William Shakespeare mash-up performed by Soldotna High School, the fast-paced verbal comedy "How to Kill a Mockingbird," performed...
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Arts briefs and language revitalization through the live performance of one of the world's greatest story tellers, William Shakespeare.Tickets are $15/$10 and are available online at or at the door.For more information...
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Exploring life, death through art: Hospice and arts council team up in Homer

...meetings and a remembrance circle at HCOA next month. HCOA's youth theater group, Theater Shakes, performs William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," at 7 p.m. Nov. 20, with a discussion following on the issue of teenage suicide...
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...Theatre, including "Dandelion Wine, What's in Worth to Ya?" and the smash hit, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged." He has shared his time and talent with his community as a member of the Drop of a Hat Players...

...and back again.The British actor has returned to his classical stage roots with an acclaimed starring role in William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus.""Shakespeare led me to superheroes," Hiddleston told Wednesday's edition of the Evening...
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Opens Friday, Oct 28, 2011 Synopsis: Director Roland Emmerich makes a break from his long string of big special effects disaster films with Anonymous, an historical drama that suggests Shakespeare was a fraud. Edward de Vere (Rhys Ifans) is an aristocrat who yearns to write poetry and plays, but due to social and political constraints, he is forced to use a front for his political-minded works because they subtly encourage Queen Elizabeth to alter her plan for succession in a way that is in direct opposition to her most trusted political advisers. When drunken, illiterate, fame-hungry actor William Shakespeare (Rafe Spall) passes of the plays as his own, de Vere finds his foil, but must deal with blackmail when the morally dubious thespian wants more and more. Anonymous screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, David Thewlis Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

Now Playing Synopsis: The classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy is updated by director Baz Luhrmann to a post-modern Verona Beach where swords are merely a brand of gun and bored youths are easily spurred toward violence. Longtime rivals in religion and business, the Montagues and the Capulets share a page from the Jets and Sharks of West Side Story when they form rival gangs. Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) is aloof toward the goings-on of his Montague cousins, but after he realizes that Juliet (Claire Danes) is a Capulet at the end of one very wild party, the enmity between the two clans becomes the root of his angst. He relies heavily -- and with serious consequences -- on his rebel gender-bender of a friend, Mercutio (Harold Perrineau Jr.), and Father (not Friar) Lawrence (Pete Postlethwaite) for protection and support. Romeo is, of course, exiled, and it looks like Juliet will be forced into an arranged marriage with the bland Paris (Paul Rudd). It ends, as Romeo and Juliet must, when Romeo hears a tragic piece of misinformation and brings his suicide wish to what was meant to be Juliet 's temporary tomb. This time, though, the turf and the weapon of choice have taken a turn toward the surreal. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes, John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Jr., Pete Postlethwaite Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review


Now Playing Synopsis: Emerging Argentinian filmmaker Matías Piñeiro pays homage to William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night in this drama set in contemporary Buenos Aires, where a group of passionate young actors philosophize about life and love. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Maria Villar, Agustina Munoz, Elisa Carricajo, Romina Paula Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Romeo & Juliet (2013)

Now Playing Synopsis: William Shakespeare's timeless tale of love and tragedy gets a 21st century makeover in this update starring Douglas Booth as Romeo, and Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet. Directed by Carlo Carlei (The Flight of the Innocent) and adapted by Julian Fellowes, Romeo & Juliet finds the innocent young lovers caught up in a bitter feud between their warring families, the Montagues and Capulets. Determined not to let the sins of their families' turbulent pasts stand in the path of true love, Romeo and Juliet run away to wed in secrecy. Alas, happiness was not to come, for in time the flames of their youthful passion will consume them both. Paul Giamatti, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Stellan Skarsgard co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, Ed Westwick, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Paul Giamatti, Stellan Skarsgård, Christian Cooke Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review


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