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August 2, 2013
President Barack Obama should be ridiculed for his failure to do what he was hired to do - create jobs and lead the country out of its present mess which has gotten worse under his watch ("A minimum step forward," July 30). Instead, he chooses to blame it on President George W. Bush, take lavish vacations and travel overseas at the drop of a hat, play golf and make speeches. William Shakespeare had it correct in Macbeth when he described a tale "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
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August 2, 2013
President Barack Obama should be ridiculed for his failure to do what he was hired to do - create jobs and lead the country out of its present mess which has gotten worse under his watch ("A minimum step forward," July 30). Instead, he chooses to blame it on President George W. Bush, take lavish vacations and travel overseas at the drop of a hat, play golf and make speeches. William Shakespeare had it correct in Macbeth when he described a tale "full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2011
The Baltimore Book Festival is coming up this weekend, so we asked our staff about their worn and dog-eared favorites. •••• The King James Bible. Four hundred years later, it's still the most beautiful thing ever written in English. Runner-up: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.”  Luke Broadwater, managing editor,  b •••• “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,” Alexander Solzhenitsyn. The oppression of reading only one book for the rest of my life would pale in comparison to the physical and psychic travails of being a prisoner in a Soviet gulag.
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By Mike Giuliano | June 13, 2013
If you've simply been too busy to read all of the world's great literature, the Columbia Festival of the Arts has got a time-saving program for you. When the three-member Reduced Shakespeare Company performs "All the Great Books (abridged)" on Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. at Rouse Theatre, it promises to cram dozens of famous novels into what company member Brent Tubbs describes as a "fast and furious" 98 minutes. Here's your chance to hear pocket versions of "The Brothers Karamazov," "Little Women," "Don Quixote," "The Odyssey," "Frankenstein," "Oliver Twist" and many more.
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By Winifred Walsh and Winifred Walsh,Evening Sun Staff | April 30, 1991
In the dark and dusty confines of a book store three 12-year-olds discover a magic folio containing the works of William Shakespeare given to them by the ghost of the Bard.The three gradually discover the wonders of "Julius Caesar," "Hamlet," "Macbeth," "Romeo and Juliet," "The Taming of the Shrew" and "The Tempest."The classic scenes are interwoven within a contemporary play focusing on reluctant students who are required to study Shakespeare.The original play, "Shakespeare's Just Another Dead Guy . . . Or Is He?"
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By Anne Marie Drew | January 10, 1993
THE FRIENDLY SHAKESPEARE:A THOROUGHLY PAINLESSGUIDE TO THE BESTOF THE BARD.Norrie Epstein.Viking.465 pages. $22.50.Any book that can compare William Shakespeare to both Jesus of Nazareth and Sylvester Stallone is worth reading, and Norrie Epstein's "The Friendly Shakespeare" fulfills the promise of the subtitle: It's a thoroughly painless guide to the best of the bard.Without the least bit of academic pretension, Dr. Epstein -- who teaches English at Goucher College -- writes that "with the possible exception of Jesus, Shakespeare has inspired more foolishness and brilliance than any other human being."
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By Patrick Hickerson and Patrick Hickerson,Contributing Writer | February 12, 1993
After appearing for more than 380 years in the shadows, one of the few female roles in "Hamlet" will perform in the spotlight tonight and tomorrow at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2011
Fireflies crisscross a meadow as an audience on lawn chairs and blankets takes in the fast-paced complications of "As You Like It" on the grounds of the Evergreen Museum and Library — a particularly apt setting for the Maryland Shakespeare Festival production. "We wondered if we should bring scenery, since this is perfect for the Forest of Arden, where the action takes place," said company artistic director John Bellomo. "Looking up at the stars and hearing this great poetry, it's like we're all in the woods together.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Staff Writer | April 26, 1992
It was Shakespeare's Macbeth, all right, but the king wore black high-top basketball shoes.Yesterday, at Center Stage, the third-graders from Mount Washington Elementary School captured the elements of what is perhaps William Shakespeare's most noted tragedy.The images included masked murderers, apparitions, haunting witches, and an impatient and infuriated Lady Macbeth.But the performance of William Hall, 8, one of two actors who portrayed Macbeth, stood out."It was hard remembering some of the lines," William said with sincere conviction both before and after the lively 15-minute performance of the third and fourth acts of Macbeth.
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By Molly Dunham Glassman and Molly Dunham Glassman,Evening Sun Staff | October 16, 1991
A STROLL past the bookstores in most malls this time of year prompts a double-take. With black and orange crepe paper draped around the prominent displays of Halloween books for kids, it looks like the Hallmark store a few doors down has completed a hostile takeover.Alas, the holiday has become a marketing tool for publishers, with the usual mixed results. Here are a few recommendations -- and some judgment calls -- regarding recent releases.* Proof there are still a few bargains out there: ''Ghosts and Goose Bumps: Poems to Chill Your Bones,'' selected by Bobbi Katz, illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray (Random House Pictureback, $2.25, ages 4-8)
NEWS
April 26, 2013
Sunday, April 28 Shakespeare A commemoration of the life and works of William Shakespeare will be presented at 2:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 7045 Minstrel Way in Columbia. Event commemorates the 397th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and will feature actors from Studio-Boh, an acting/film/photography studio located in Baltimore, in a program of Sonnets and Soliloquies by Shakespeare. Program also includes a dramatic reading of George Bernard Shaw's "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets," a comic one-act interlude about Shakespeare and his mysterious "Dark Lady.
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By Mike Giuliano | November 1, 2011
"Anonymous" is not shy about naming names. It contends that the 37 plays attributed to William Shakespeare, who died in 1616, actually were written by the Earl of Oxford, who died in 1604. As this story has it, the barely literate commoner Shakespeare fronted for the highly literate and politically well-connected nobleman Oxford. Consequently, such late Shakespeare plays as "The Tempest" reputedly would have been written many years earlier, stockpiled, and then eventually released under Shakespeare's name.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2011
The Baltimore Book Festival is coming up this weekend, so we asked our staff about their worn and dog-eared favorites. •••• The King James Bible. Four hundred years later, it's still the most beautiful thing ever written in English. Runner-up: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.”  Luke Broadwater, managing editor,  b •••• “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich,” Alexander Solzhenitsyn. The oppression of reading only one book for the rest of my life would pale in comparison to the physical and psychic travails of being a prisoner in a Soviet gulag.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2011
Fireflies crisscross a meadow as an audience on lawn chairs and blankets takes in the fast-paced complications of "As You Like It" on the grounds of the Evergreen Museum and Library — a particularly apt setting for the Maryland Shakespeare Festival production. "We wondered if we should bring scenery, since this is perfect for the Forest of Arden, where the action takes place," said company artistic director John Bellomo. "Looking up at the stars and hearing this great poetry, it's like we're all in the woods together.
NEWS
July 20, 2010
Re-fu-di-ate ( ri-fyoo-de-at' ) vt. To deny or else to prove wrong or perhaps something in between those quite different meanings. Merging of repudiate and refute first coined by former vice-presidential candidate and aspiring semanticist Sarah Palin. People abuse the English language all the time. Count this newspaper's writers among those who sometimes err — despite the most valiant efforts of editors and copy desk staff. Humans make mistakes. But when errors are caught, most people admit wrong and corrections are made.
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By BILL GLAUBER and BILL GLAUBER,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 7, 1999
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England -- Hollywood loves him. Millennium lists are incomplete without him. And in the town where he was born and buried, William Shakespeare remains the indispensable man and tourist franchise."
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing writer | September 12, 1990
Actors tend to dream simultaneously in different directions.On the one hand, there is the burning desire to play the ultimate role in their all-time favorite show; to go onstage before a large house and speak lines and sing songs memorized long before, in the private rehearsals of childhood.But the companion dream is animated by the thrill of innovation; the unearthing of new plays, playwrights and theatrical techniques. The bright lights of Broadway may beckon to all committed Thespians, but the experimental electricity of the off-Broadway production is nothing to sneeze at.Which explains what the Annapolis Theater Project (ATP)
EXPLORE
By Mike Giuliano | November 1, 2011
"Anonymous" is not shy about naming names. It contends that the 37 plays attributed to William Shakespeare, who died in 1616, actually were written by the Earl of Oxford, who died in 1604. As this story has it, the barely literate commoner Shakespeare fronted for the highly literate and politically well-connected nobleman Oxford. Consequently, such late Shakespeare plays as "The Tempest" reputedly would have been written many years earlier, stockpiled, and then eventually released under Shakespeare's name.
NEWS
By Patrick Hickerson and Patrick Hickerson,Contributing Writer | February 12, 1993
After appearing for more than 380 years in the shadows, one of the few female roles in "Hamlet" will perform in the spotlight tonight and tomorrow at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre."
NEWS
By Anne Marie Drew | January 10, 1993
THE FRIENDLY SHAKESPEARE:A THOROUGHLY PAINLESSGUIDE TO THE BESTOF THE BARD.Norrie Epstein.Viking.465 pages. $22.50.Any book that can compare William Shakespeare to both Jesus of Nazareth and Sylvester Stallone is worth reading, and Norrie Epstein's "The Friendly Shakespeare" fulfills the promise of the subtitle: It's a thoroughly painless guide to the best of the bard.Without the least bit of academic pretension, Dr. Epstein -- who teaches English at Goucher College -- writes that "with the possible exception of Jesus, Shakespeare has inspired more foolishness and brilliance than any other human being."
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