November 24, 2010
Of all the monarchs who came under Shakespeare's scrutiny and poetic license, Richard III may be the least likable — and most riveting. Like some evil version of the hobbling, stuttering Roman emperor Claudius, Richard was "cheated of feature by dissembling nature, deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time into this breathing world, scarce half made up. " Where Claudius was too shy to seek the throne and turned out to be a fairly decent...
February 11, 2007
In Richard III at Washington's Shakespeare Theatre, everything is off kilter. The set, designed by Lee Savage, slants in one direction, and the floor slants in the other. As the duplicitous title character, Geraint Wyn Davies looks normal from one side and disfigured from the other -- clubfoot, withered arm, hunchback and a face in dire need of a Phantom of the Opera mask. RICHARD III / / Through March 18 at the Shakespeare Theatre, 450 7th St. N.W., Washington -- $19-$76.25. 877-487-8849 or shakespearetheatre.
July 17, 2006
On July 15, 2006, FRED E., beloved son of the late Richard R. and Evelyn Brophy, dear brother of Richard, William and his wife Debbie, uncle of Richard III, and William Brophy Jr. Graveside Services will be held on Tuesday at 1 P.M. in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Gonce Funeral Service.
June 1, 2006
When you hear that a puppeteer and a New Vaudeville clown are performing a cabaret-style adaptation of Richard III, only one area theater should come to mind. No, it's not the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival or the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and certainly not Washington's Shakespeare Theatre. This must be the Theatre Project, the place that brought us a one-man Tempest (an actor, a doll and a Bic lighter) and a non-verbal Bulgarian puppet rendition of Romeo and Juliet. The current show is Richard 3.5: Light Ruminations on Murder.
October 9, 2005
An informal poll of students in advanced English class at Edgewood High School recently revealed that many of them recognize the passage "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players." But a majority of the seniors couldn't identify that it comes from As You Like It by William Shakespeare. Whether a passion for Shakespeare is meant to be, Beth Hoffman, who teaches the class, said she worries about whether students are getting enough Shakespeare, which bolsters her determination to make sure they leave school with more than a rudimentary knowledge of his work.
December 14, 2004
On December 11, 2004, JOHN WILLIAM, beloved son of Richard and Kelly Ann Bannon; loving brother of Jessica Bannon and Richard E. Bannon Jr.; dear grandson of Dolores and Bill Simpson and June Bannon; great grandson of Marie Simpson; cherished uncle of Alex, Dillon, Richard III, Summer and Emily Elizabeth. Friends may call at the CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK, P.A., 7110 Sollers Point Rd, on Tuesday and Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 10 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.