Posts Tagged ‘director’

The Other Elizabeth

Cate Blanchett returns for a royally disappointing sequel about England’s queen.
Kristian Lin
In 1998, an Indian director and his Australian leading lady collaborated on Elizabeth, a chilling historical drama that brought their largely unknown names to the world’s attention.


The battle lines on the turf of racial equality are clearly drawn in Jubilee Theatre’s Permanent Collection.
With recent controversies surrounding the so-called Jena Six and the Duke lacrosse team rape fiasco, it’s hard to think of a more timely play than Jubilee Theatre’s current, rough-rattling production of Thomas Gibbons’ Pe...

Hit Me Again

Ben Kingsley beats the bottle, but his movie loses the war.
Kristian Lin
Of all the living actors who’ve been knighted by the queen of England, have any of them found their way into more crappy movies than Sir Ben Kingsley?


Big Ticket
Contrary to what you may think, the advent of photography didn’t do away with the tradition of painting portraits, even of photorealistic ones.

Opening Act

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The Fort Worth Opera’s first multi-week festival continues in earnest this weekend with performances of Verdi’s Falstaff, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly at Bass Performance Hall.

Opera Season Takes Flight

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It’s taken over a year to put together, but the Fort Worth Opera’s new festival format will be unveiled Saturday with a performance of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly in Bass Performance Hall.

From Bolshoi to Broadway

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Metropolitan Classical Ballet greets the spring with a double bill of old and new ballets.

A Dream Not Deferred

One of Ed Smith’s earliest professional aspirations was to run an African-American theater — now he’s at one of the best.
Ed Smith, the man who has replaced the late Rudy Eastman as artistic director of Jubilee Theatre, has taught graduate level theater courses in prestigious universities as well as directed productions at regional stages across t...

Slavery’s Many Faces

In The Willie Lynch Letters, The Butterfly Connection examines the whip’s reach through time.
If you skipped the Rose Marine Theatre last Friday night, you missed one of the more, um, unique moments to occur in Fort Worth theater in quite a while: a sock-puppet play in which 19th-century methods of slave punishment were...

Fairies and Feet

Leonard Eureka
December is Nutcracker time, and right on schedule, Texas Ballet Theater presents three weekends of the popular Christmas classic, beginning Friday in Bass Performance Hall. Artistic director Ben Stevenson inherited the luxurio...