Posts Tagged ‘shakespeare’
Amy Acker (under counter) hides from her friends’ conversation about her love life in Much Ado About Nothing.

Malibu Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing: the best romantic comedy of 2013 (and 1598).
KRISTIAN LIN
The story instantly passed into legend among both comic book geeks and theater geeks: After wrapping shooting on The Avengers in 2011, Joss Whedon was supposed to go on a two-week vacation in Italy with his family. Instead, wit...


Learn to create calm spaces.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 12 How do we design interior spaces that reduce our stress levels? One answer: Figure out a way to keep smartphones out of said spaces. TCU interior design professor Laura Prestwood should have more enlightening ideas, ...



The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time screens Wednesday at 2pm and 7pm at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 10 If you were one of the many readers beguiled by Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, you’ll want to make your way to the Modern today. That’s because Simon Stephen’s stage ad...


Elizabethans will battle zombies at Arts Fifth Avenue this month. Tony Robles

Brainy Humor

Drag Strip Courage tackles a mashup of The Bard and the undead.
JIMMY FOWLER
A lot of theater artists feel an obligation to speak of William Shakespeare in reverent tones, as if performing the words of The Bard is an unquestionably noble enterprise. Actor and director Seth Johnston, who formed the small...



Anonymous: Shakespeare in Lies

Crazy history can’t take down this period spy thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
The whole idea that Shakespeare didn’t write Shakespeare’s plays is a load of crap. I feel safe saying this, having spent a chunk of my college years studying Elizabethan theater. (Think of me what you will on that account....


The Bard in Tweetland

Lauren and Jason Morgan honor Shakespeare with irreverence and year-round work.
JIMMY FOWLER
On the 447th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth in April, an arts blogger for a West Virginia newspaper wrote that the Elizabethan playwright had aimed his work at the masses, not the elite: “If he were alive today, he’d ...



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KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 8 Just as the William Campbell’s exhibit of Dalton Maroney’s art ends (see Gallery), another exhibit of his work begins at Arlington Museum of Art. Flow: Dalton Maroney 1982-2011 features wood sculptures and works on ...


Trinity Shakes Rosalind

The TCU festival recruits a top-notch talent to tackle one of The Bard’s greatest characters.
JIMMY FOWLER
If any Shakespearean character deserves to be rediscovered by contemporary audiences, it’s Rosalind from As You Like It (probably written in the year 1600). Literary critics and amateur bardolators alike have long been infatu...



Something for Everyone

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The Stolen Shakespeare Guild puts on its Condensed Shakespeare Festival for the next two weekends, and what an evening of theater it promises to be. This year’s festival, billed as the “Toga Party Edition,” has all kinds ...


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KRISTIAN LIN
 WED ? 9 TV nostalgists should head to Bass Hall this week to watch Melissa Gilbert star in the stage musical version of Little House on the Prairie, this time playing Ma Wilder instead of little Laura. The show, which fea...