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By J. Wynn Rousuck | September 9, 2005
Three directors, two dozen actors and three musicians will bring 19 of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales to life when the Royal Shakespeare Company performs Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of the late-14th century stories at Washington's Kennedy Center, April 15-May 7. The use of three directors - RSC associate director Gregory Doran along with Jonathan Mumby and Rebecca Gatwood - is intended to reflect the numerous voices in the Tales, a...
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By Anica Butler | October 22, 2006
Schools food drive kicks off tomorrow Anne Arundel County schools will try to keep up their stellar performance when the 2006 Harvest for the Hungry "Kids Helping Kids" statewide food drive kicks off tomorrow. In its 17th year, the campaign is a three-week service-learning project that gives students the opportunity to learn about hunger while collecting food for their local food bank. The food banks distribute the food to children in need. Students participate in this campaign by getting their parents to donate food or by "trick-or-treating" for canned food.
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By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | April 23, 2006
Just as Chaucer's pilgrims traveled to Canterbury in April, so has the Royal Shakespeare Company chosen this month to journey to Washington's Kennedy Center with its adaptation of The Canterbury Tales. The three-week run is the sole American engagement of this two-part, six-hour Chaucer marathon. Bawdy, brazen, belligerent, and at times tedious, the production is a demanding exercise for the 20-member cast -- and for the audience. THE CANTERBURY TALES / / Through May 7 / / Kennedy Center, Washington / / 800-444-1324 or kennedycenter.
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By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | April 23, 2006
Just as Chaucer's pilgrims traveled to Canterbury in April, so has the Royal Shakespeare Company chosen this month to journey to Washington's Kennedy Center with its adaptation of The Canterbury Tales. The three-week run is the sole American engagement of this two-part, six-hour Chaucer marathon. Bawdy, brazen, belligerent, and at times tedious, the production is a demanding exercise for the 20-member cast -- and for the audience. THE CANTERBURY TALES / / Through May 7 / / Kennedy Center, Washington / / 800-444-1324 or kennedycenter.
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June 11, 1997
Reid Shelton, 72, the original Daddy Warbucks in the Broadway production of "Annie," died of a stroke Sunday in Portland, Ore. He also appeared in such shows as "Wonderful Town," "By the Beautiful Sea," "My Fair Lady," "Canterbury Tales," "The Rothschilds," "Oh! What a Lovely War!" and "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."
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By JESSICA BRANDT | April 13, 2006
THEATER MORALITY WITH WIT At the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, the Royal Shakespeare Company will debut the first part of its two-part production of The Canterbury Tales. In this new adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's classic, a series of colorful characters tell spirited, bawdy tales that provide serious moral lessons as well as wit and humor. Co-directors Rebecca Gatward and Jonathan Munby will present the stories in different styles to reflect the variety of narrative voices presented in the original.
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By New York Times News Service | October 24, 1993
Q: My daughter is a serious student of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales." Can you tell me if there is a day-trip tour from London to Canterbury following in the footsteps of the pilgrims?A: Tour Guides International, a group that represents guides registered with the London Tourist Board, is a specialist in theme tours, of which yours would be one.The company says that a one-day tour to Canterbury along the route of the pilgrims would take about 10 hours. It would start at Old London Bridge in Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames, where the pilgrims gathered.
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By Anica Butler | October 22, 2006
Schools food drive kicks off tomorrow Anne Arundel County schools will try to keep up their stellar performance when the 2006 Harvest for the Hungry "Kids Helping Kids" statewide food drive kicks off tomorrow. In its 17th year, the campaign is a three-week service-learning project that gives students the opportunity to learn about hunger while collecting food for their local food bank. The food banks distribute the food to children in need. Students participate in this campaign by getting their parents to donate food or by "trick-or-treating" for canned food.
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By Judith Green and Judith Green,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 5, 1998
Sandy Duncan has done it all: singing, dancing, acting, Broadway, television, film, even a workout video.The petite performer, whose size and bubbly voice have typecast her as Peter Pan and My Little Pony, is now looking forward to being a grown-up. And at 52, she's entitled. "I want every bit of it," she says."Together," which she'll perform with her husband, Don Correia, and their old friend Guy Stroman in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's pops concerts this weekend, is part of her coming of age. It was conceived, she says dryly, "while I was waiting around for a new show -- which these days are few and far between."
NEWS
December 2, 1992
* Barbara Kauder Cohen, 60, author of more than 30 books for children and young adults, died of cancer Nov. 29 at her home in Bridgewater, N.J. Mrs. Cohen's first book, "The Carp in the Bathtub," was published in 1972 when she was 39. It won acclaim as a modern classic, enough to encourage her to leave her teaching position and devote more of her time to writing. "The Long Way Home" tells of a family coming to terms with cancer. "Molly's Pilgrim" (1983) is the story of a Jewish immigrant girl who enhances the meaning of Thanksgiving for her entire third-grade class; a movie version won an Academy Award in 1986 in the short-subject category.
ENTERTAINMENT
By JESSICA BRANDT | April 13, 2006
THEATER MORALITY WITH WIT At the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, the Royal Shakespeare Company will debut the first part of its two-part production of The Canterbury Tales. In this new adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's classic, a series of colorful characters tell spirited, bawdy tales that provide serious moral lessons as well as wit and humor. Co-directors Rebecca Gatward and Jonathan Munby will present the stories in different styles to reflect the variety of narrative voices presented in the original.
NEWS
By J. Wynn Rousuck | September 9, 2005
Three directors, two dozen actors and three musicians will bring 19 of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales to life when the Royal Shakespeare Company performs Mike Poulton's two-part adaptation of the late-14th century stories at Washington's Kennedy Center, April 15-May 7. The use of three directors - RSC associate director Gregory Doran along with Jonathan Mumby and Rebecca Gatwood - is intended to reflect the numerous voices in the Tales, a...
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By Judith Green and Judith Green,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 5, 1998
Sandy Duncan has done it all: singing, dancing, acting, Broadway, television, film, even a workout video.The petite performer, whose size and bubbly voice have typecast her as Peter Pan and My Little Pony, is now looking forward to being a grown-up. And at 52, she's entitled. "I want every bit of it," she says."Together," which she'll perform with her husband, Don Correia, and their old friend Guy Stroman in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's pops concerts this weekend, is part of her coming of age. It was conceived, she says dryly, "while I was waiting around for a new show -- which these days are few and far between."
NEWS
June 11, 1997
Reid Shelton, 72, the original Daddy Warbucks in the Broadway production of "Annie," died of a stroke Sunday in Portland, Ore. He also appeared in such shows as "Wonderful Town," "By the Beautiful Sea," "My Fair Lady," "Canterbury Tales," "The Rothschilds," "Oh! What a Lovely War!" and "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."
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By Evie Rapport and Evie Rapport,KANSAS CITY STAR | July 28, 1996
You get off the coach from London in Canterbury's modest little bus station, trot down Gravel Walk past a parking lot and come face to face with the Marlowe Arcade.The Marlowe Arcade? As in Christopher Marlowe? This is appalling. A shopping center named for the playwright murdered 400 years ago? Shopping bags bearing the name of the pyrotechnic creator of "Dr. Faustus" and "The Jew of Malta"?If they've done that to Marlowe -- who was only born here in 1564 -- what have they done to Geoffrey Chaucer, the 14th-century poet who immortalized the town in "The Canterbury Tales"?
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By New York Times News Service | October 24, 1993
Q: My daughter is a serious student of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales." Can you tell me if there is a day-trip tour from London to Canterbury following in the footsteps of the pilgrims?A: Tour Guides International, a group that represents guides registered with the London Tourist Board, is a specialist in theme tours, of which yours would be one.The company says that a one-day tour to Canterbury along the route of the pilgrims would take about 10 hours. It would start at Old London Bridge in Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames, where the pilgrims gathered.
FEATURES
By Evie Rapport and Evie Rapport,KANSAS CITY STAR | July 28, 1996
You get off the coach from London in Canterbury's modest little bus station, trot down Gravel Walk past a parking lot and come face to face with the Marlowe Arcade.The Marlowe Arcade? As in Christopher Marlowe? This is appalling. A shopping center named for the playwright murdered 400 years ago? Shopping bags bearing the name of the pyrotechnic creator of "Dr. Faustus" and "The Jew of Malta"?If they've done that to Marlowe -- who was only born here in 1564 -- what have they done to Geoffrey Chaucer, the 14th-century poet who immortalized the town in "The Canterbury Tales"?
NEWS
November 3, 2006
Youth theater -- Archbishop Spalding High School will present The Canterbury Tales at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at 8080 New Cut Road, Severn. This production will include modern language and add a touch of levity to the classic work. Tickets cost $6. 410-969-9105, ext. 256.
NEWS
December 2, 1992
* Barbara Kauder Cohen, 60, author of more than 30 books for children and young adults, died of cancer Nov. 29 at her home in Bridgewater, N.J. Mrs. Cohen's first book, "The Carp in the Bathtub," was published in 1972 when she was 39. It won acclaim as a modern classic, enough to encourage her to leave her teaching position and devote more of her time to writing. "The Long Way Home" tells of a family coming to terms with cancer. "Molly's Pilgrim" (1983) is the story of a Jewish immigrant girl who enhances the meaning of Thanksgiving for her entire third-grade class; a movie version won an Academy Award in 1986 in the short-subject category.
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