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By William Hyder and William Hyder,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 20, 2008
The Tempest opens with a storm at sea. Everyone on the ship is seemingly lost, but later, one after another, they all turn up on the same island. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company shows what happens next in an enjoyable outdoor production running through July 13. The storm, the audience learns, was caused by a sorcerer named Prospero. Formerly Duke of Milan, Prospero was deposed years before by his evil brother Antonio, with the connivance of Alonso, king of Naples. With his infant daughter Miranda, he was sent to sea in a dilapidated ship.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
After three successful seasons, the Annapolis Shakespeare Company is completing its final production as a resident theater company at Bowie Playhouse with a fine production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," continuing weekends through Aug. 17. Annapolis Shakespeare was founded in 2009 by Sally Boyett as a workshop group and quickly rose to become an accomplished performance company at Bowie Playhouse. Nevertheless, when the troupe made its Bowie debut in 2011 with "Twelfth Night," one could hardly have anticipated it outgrowing this venue in just three years.
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By Winifred Walsh and Winifred Walsh,Evening Sun Staff | July 11, 1991
Soft rock, ballads and soulful blues are the musical framework for a thoroughly enchanting version of William Shakespeare's last play, "The Tempest," being staged by the University of Maryland Baltimore County's traveling troupe, Shakespeare on Wheels.The romantic comedy/drama filled with the metaphoric wine of aged wisdom is considered by many to be the Bard's symbolic autobiography that explores human nature in lovely, lyrical poetry.Sam McCready's excellent direction distinguishes this outstanding presentation.
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By William Hyder and William Hyder,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 20, 2008
The Tempest opens with a storm at sea. Everyone on the ship is seemingly lost, but later, one after another, they all turn up on the same island. The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company shows what happens next in an enjoyable outdoor production running through July 13. The storm, the audience learns, was caused by a sorcerer named Prospero. Formerly Duke of Milan, Prospero was deposed years before by his evil brother Antonio, with the connivance of Alonso, king of Naples. With his infant daughter Miranda, he was sent to sea in a dilapidated ship.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
After three successful seasons, the Annapolis Shakespeare Company is completing its final production as a resident theater company at Bowie Playhouse with a fine production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," continuing weekends through Aug. 17. Annapolis Shakespeare was founded in 2009 by Sally Boyett as a workshop group and quickly rose to become an accomplished performance company at Bowie Playhouse. Nevertheless, when the troupe made its Bowie debut in 2011 with "Twelfth Night," one could hardly have anticipated it outgrowing this venue in just three years.
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By JUDITH SCHLESINGER and JUDITH SCHLESINGER,Special to the Sun | September 22, 2002
The Normal One: Life With a Difficult or Damaged Sibling, by Jeanne Safer. Free Press. 224 pages. $24 . The most dismaying revelation in Jeanne Safer's The Normal One is that no amount of psychologizing can diminish her childhood bitterness. Safer describes the lifelong damage inflicted by her brother Steven, underscoring it with testimony from others whose siblings had problems like schizophrenia, Down syndrome or cerebral palsy. Although Steven was merely overweight and obnoxious, Safer claims equivalent trauma.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 24, 2005
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre usually slots the Bard for July, the central month of its calendar. This season brings Shakespeare's The Tempest - a comedy that offers dances and songs and some mystical characters that the audience can see but are invisible to other actors on stage. A great storm - the tempest of the title - forces Alonso, the King of Naples, and his traveling party to abandon their ship. With Alonso are his brother, Sebastian; his son, Ferdinand; and Antonio, brother of the rightful Duke of Milan, Prospero.
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By Winifred Walsh and Winifred Walsh,Contributing Writer | July 23, 1992
An admirable version of Shakespeare's last play, "The Tempest," is the final summer presentation of The New Century Theater, a young professional theater in residence in the Mildred Dunnock Theatre at Goucher College.Running through Aug. 2, this fantastical story about the clash of aesthetic and evil forces manipulated by a great enchanter on a remote magical island has been commendably directed by Richard Pilcher. Good ensemble acting, some brilliantly conceived individual performances and excellent special effects mark this uniquely staged production.
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By Meredith F. Small and Meredith F. Small,Newsday | April 25, 1993
VISIONS OF CALIBAN: ONCHIMPANZEES AND PEOPLE.Dale Peterson and Jane Goodall.Houghton Mifflin.# 367 pages. $22.95. About 8 million years ago, humans shared a common ancestor with the chimpanzee. This forebear wasn't really human; neither was it exactly like the modern chimp. It was a common species from which we and the apes diverged.The kinship between humans and chimpanzees is evident today in the many things we share: more than 98 percent of our genes, similarities in behavior and, most important, common emotional responses.
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October 22, 2004
Alfred Hitchcock's `Vertigo' to be shown at arts center The Carroll County Arts Councilwill screen Alfred Hitchcock's film Vertigo at 7 p.m. today on the big screen at the Carroll Arts Center. The PG-rated film from 1958 focuses on a retired police detective played by James Stewart who must overcome vertigo and his obsession with a friend's wife, played by Kim Novak. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at 91 W. Main St., Westminster. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for Arts Council members, seniors 60 and older and children 12 and younger.
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By JUDITH SCHLESINGER and JUDITH SCHLESINGER,Special to the Sun | September 22, 2002
The Normal One: Life With a Difficult or Damaged Sibling, by Jeanne Safer. Free Press. 224 pages. $24 . The most dismaying revelation in Jeanne Safer's The Normal One is that no amount of psychologizing can diminish her childhood bitterness. Safer describes the lifelong damage inflicted by her brother Steven, underscoring it with testimony from others whose siblings had problems like schizophrenia, Down syndrome or cerebral palsy. Although Steven was merely overweight and obnoxious, Safer claims equivalent trauma.
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By Winifred Walsh and Winifred Walsh,Evening Sun Staff | July 11, 1991
Soft rock, ballads and soulful blues are the musical framework for a thoroughly enchanting version of William Shakespeare's last play, "The Tempest," being staged by the University of Maryland Baltimore County's traveling troupe, Shakespeare on Wheels.The romantic comedy/drama filled with the metaphoric wine of aged wisdom is considered by many to be the Bard's symbolic autobiography that explores human nature in lovely, lyrical poetry.Sam McCready's excellent direction distinguishes this outstanding presentation.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 8, 2005
Local Shakespeare devotees have cause to celebrate this month with Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's superb production of The Tempest. This comedic romance filled with mystical characters who manipulate the fates of courtiers and royals is one of William Shakespeare's last great plays, and some scholars contend it may be autobiographical, reflecting the Bard's later life. Director Barry Genderson has set The Tempest in the free-spirited 1920s and has changed most of the principal characters from male to female.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | September 19, 1997
The most magnificent scene in the Shakespeare Theatre's production of "The Tempest" is the masque that Prospero conjures up to celebrate his daughter's betrothal.Part puppet show, part live-action, it glows with the colorful, jewel-like brilliance of stained glass. And, like stained glass, it is artificial, which is precisely the point.Living in exile on a desert island, Prospero has honed his mind and his magic, but he has also become increasingly distanced -- mentally as well as physically -- from the rest of humanity.
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