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  • Theater review: 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' at the Broad Stage

     
    Long before Lucy and Ethel were hatching their mad-housewife schemes, Mistress Page and Mistress Ford, the merry wives of Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” were plotting their farcical suburban revenges. You heard right: Shakespeare,...
  • Don't mess with a 'Masterpiece'

     
    For my entire television-viewing life, Sunday night has meant one thing: “Masterpiece Theatre.” One of my earliest TV memories was being allowed to stay up to watch “The Six Wives of Henry VIII.” It was very racy for an 8-year-old,....
  • Will 'The King's Speech' reign at the Oscars?

     
    Many Oscarologists like myself and Steve Pond (The Wrap) believe that the chief rival to "The Social Network" for best picture at the Oscars is "The King's Speech." The film looks like such a classic Oscar champ that, even before "The King's Speech"...
  • From the Vaults: 'Anna Boleyn' (1920)

     
    There's not much reason to watch Ernst Lubitsch's silent historical epic "Anna Boleyn" (which Netflix informs me is also called "Deception"), unless you're, say, a movie blogger who has set herself the cussed task of watching only films from 1920, 1940,...
  • Three local companies receive NEA grants to help kids brush up on their Shakespeare

     
    Remember those long afternoons in English class, plowing through "Macbeth"? Well, Shakespeare is meant to be seen and heard, not read--which is why the National Endowment for the Arts created Shakespeare for a New Generation, a grant program designed to.....
  • Book Review: 'Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence'

    Book Review: 'Katherine Parr: Complete Works and Correspondence'
    Katherine Parr Complete Works and Correspondence Edited by Janel Mueller University of Chicago Press: 648 pp., $65 One of the difficulties of studying Tudor and medieval women is the silence they have left. Medieval people did not write nearly as much...
  • 'My Name Is Will' by Jess Winfield

    'My Name Is Will' by Jess Winfield
    My Name Is Will A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare Jess Winfield Twelve: 292 pp., $23.99 If all the books ever written about William Shakespeare were strung together, they would ring the Earth. Yet for all these many inspired analyses, ardent...
  • Giving Angela Carter her due

    By Richard Rayner "A good writer can make you believe time stands still. Yet the end of all stories, even if the writer forbears to mention it, is death," wrote the English writer Angela Carter, who died 16 years ago this month. At the time Carter was...
  • Charlotte, Oscar & Co.

    Charlotte, Oscar & Co.
    Where better for a writer to turn for inspiration than to reality? This is especially true of the mystery fiction micro-trend in which authors fashion real-life figures into detectives. It's tricky territory because the margin of error is so tiny. For...
  • Ode to the commode

    Ode to the commode
    Today is World Toilet Day. You might chuckle or blush, but it's worth taking a moment to acknowledge what the humble loo has done for us. Though the word "toilet" is often considered declasse and even rude to utter aloud, much of modern life would not...
  • Theater review: 'Equivocation' at Geffen Playhouse

     
    Were William Shakespeare one of today’s bloviating Beltway pundits, would he rather appear on conservative Obama-bashing Fox News or liberal Obama-smooching MSNBC? Inquiring academic minds have long tried to decipher the politics of a writer who had a...