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Television CriticI remember the moment when I realized film could make horror beautiful and thus even more horrifying ("Apocalypse Now") or a stage actor could be so mesmerizing you forget he's on a stage ( Derek Jacobi in "Breaking the Code"). But not like I remember the...
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Peter Dennis, a British actor who toured for decades in his one-man show of readings from “Winnie-the-Pooh” and other A.A. Milne classics, died April 18 of cancer at his Shadow Hills home, said his wife, Diane. He was 75. Dennis was 36 before...
Many of the Bard's classics get new attention and appreciation from six talents - Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, theater director Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant - as they host individual episodes of this recently televised PBS...
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Channel Guide Magazine“We have such a disadvantage with Shakespeare,” says actor and one host of the new PBS series Shakespeare Uncovered Jeremy Irons, “because everybody teaches it badly at school, and so you leave school — like the French leave...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelThe featured actors include Esau Pritchett, who plays Othello in Orlando Shakespeare's current production, and Anne Hering. The short films are produced by the University of Central Florida in partnership with the Orlando Shakespeare Theater....
During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage. "I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says. She isn't talking about same-sex...
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Zap2ItBefore the current wave of historical drama series such as "The Borgias" and "The Tudors," this saga in a similar vein did much for the mid-1970s popularity and visibility of PBS. In a new 35th-anniversary edition, Derek Jacobi is superb as the title...
Zap2ItDid William Shakespeare really write the legendary plays that bear his name? That's the controversial question posed by this drama from director Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day"), who casts Rafe Spall as Shakespeare allegedly being a front for the...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelTV movies and miniseries have fallen out of vogue on the broadcast networks, but "Masterpiece" still delivers stylish, dramatic fare. And the PBS mainstay has so much more to offer beyond "Downton Abbey."...
Zap2ItFollowing its success with "The Tudors," Showtime found a smart follow-up in this saga of the family that didn't always use protocol - to put it mildly - in rising to the heights of power during the Renaissance era in Rome. Jeremy Irons is well-cast as...
Orlando Sentinel Movie CriticAug. 31 THE DEBT (Focus): Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Ciaran Hinds and Sam Worthington star in this remake of an award-winning Israeli thriller about a retired Mossad assassination team that has to revisit its biggest failure when a man it allegedly...
Anyone who struggled through Shakespeare in high school might find some glee in picturing the Bard as a rude, uneducated, drunken lout who never actually penned his literary masterpieces. Well, that’s according to one theory put forth by the new...
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