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  • ‘Hobbit’: Ian McKellen,Tolkien guardian, acting wizard

     
    Ian McKellen speaks in a wise, mellifluous baritone that contains just a hint of impish glee. Over the course of ...
  • 'Shakespeare Uncovered' looks to the stars to explore the Bard

    'Shakespeare Uncovered' looks to the stars to explore the Bard
    In the never-ending effort to make Shakespeare "relevant" and "accessible," it never hurts to enlist celebrities for the hard sell. "Shakespeare Uncovered," a six-part documentary series that begins airing Friday on PBS, boasts an abundance of famous...

    PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack

    PASSINGS: Margaret Tyzack
    Margaret Tyzack British actress on stage, screen and television Margaret Tyzack, 79, a British actress perhaps best known to American audiences for her roles in the acclaimed BBC television series "The Forsyte Saga" and "I, Claudius," died Saturday in...

    'Anonymous' provokes skepticism from Shakespeare experts

     
    "Anonymous," the new movie from disaster-flick auteur Roland Emmerich, revives the age-old Oxfordian theory of Shakespearean authorship arguing that Edward de Vere was in fact the man behind the Bard's masterpieces.

    Monster Mash: Jan Maxwell of 'Follies' injured; Sondheim stranded by snow

     
    Actress Jan Maxwell, currently in the Broadway revival of "Follies," was hit by a vehicle Saturday while crossing the street, but is expected to make a quick recovery. Stephen Sondheim cancelled his appearance in Orange County this weekend due to the...