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John Lithgow's King Lear Falls Flat With Critics

John Lithgow's turn as King Lear in New York has failed to conquer the critics.The new production of the William Shakespeare tragedy opened at the outdoor Delacorte Theatre in Manhattan's Central Park on Tuesday night...

Opening Night Of 'King Lear' At The Delacorte Theater [Pictures]

Celebrities including Oscar Isaac and F. Murray Abraham attended The Delacorte Theatre for the opening night of Daniel Sullivan’s “fast-moving if stiff-jointed” production of “King Lear” on Tuesday evening (Aug 5).John Lithgow plays King Lear...

John Lithgow Forgets His Lines After Rain Stage Delay

Veteran actor John Lithgow was left struggling to remember his lines after rain halted an outdoor performance of King Lear in New York City this week (beg21Jul14).The Shrek star is currently appearing in a production...

John Lithgow Verbally Abused For Bushy King Lear Beard

Veteran actor John Lithgow was recently subjected to verbal abuse on the streets of New York after a fan took a disliking to the thick beard he is growing for his new stage role as...

Frank Langella Hailed By Critics For King Lear

Veteran actor Frank Langella has been hailed as "magnificent" by critics for his star turn in a revival of King Lear in New York City.The Frost/Nixon star portrays the doomed ruler in a new production...

Jacobi To Return To King Lear Tour After Losing His Voice

Veteran actor SIR DEREK JACOBI will resume his U.K. tour of KING LEAR in Belfast, Northern Ireland after he was forced to bow out of three sold-out performances in Wales over the weekend (25-27Feb11) due...

New James Bond Given Release Date Confirmation

James Bond is to return to movie screens next year.Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the suave British spy in the 23rd screen adventure in November 2012, after the film was finally given the...

Jacobi's King Lear Hit By Blackout

Veteran actor SIR DEREK JACOBI's performance in a London production of KING LEAR was cut short on Monday (03Jan11) when a power cut plunged the theatre into darkness.The sold-out Shakespeare play, starring Jacobi as the...

Andrew Garfield's Spider-man Concerns

Andrew Garfield is worried he will look like an "English fool" in the upcoming 'Spider-Man' movie.The 27-year-old actor - who has replaced Toby Maguire as the web-slinging hero in the upcoming fourth movie - is...

King Lear Cancelled

A Hollywood adaptation of Shakespearean tragedy KING LEAR has been cancelled after reportedly falling victim to the current global economic crisis. The film was due to star Sir Anthony Hopkins in the title role alongside Gwyneth...

Pacino Is Crowned King Lear

Hollywood legend AL PACINO is joining forces with filmmaker MICHAEL RADFORD for their second shot at Shakespeare - the pair is planning a big screen adaptation of KING LEAR. The Oscar-winner will take on the film's...

No Mckellen Nude Scene For Tv's King Lear

SIR IAN MCKELLEN's full frontal nude scene in a stage production of KING LEAR has been cut from a U.S. TV version of the play. MCKellen stars in network PBS' adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare...

Hopkins Confirmed As Lear

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS has been confirmed as the latest actor to play KING LEAR in a big screen adaptation of SHAKESPEARE's great tragedy. American newcomer Josh Michael Stern has assembled an all-star cast for the...

King Lear Tickets Go For Big Bucks In Los Angeles

LORD OF THE RINGS star SIR IAN MCKELLEN's theatrical turn as SHAKESPEARE's KING LEAR in a new production headed for Los Angeles has created a ticket furore. Seats for the beloved British thespian's six-performance stint...

Mckellen Feared King Lear Would Turn Him Mad

LORD OF THE RINGS star SIR IAN MCKELLEN fought against playing tragic SHAKESPEARE character KING LEAR onstage - because he feared the role would make him mad. The 68-year-old thespian has received rave reviews for...

Stubbs Defends Husband

British actress IMOGEN STUBBS has leaped to the defence of her director husband SIR TREVOR NUNN after critics panned him for delaying a press night for his Royal Shakespeare Company production of KING LEAR. Nunn...

Mckellen's Co-star Injured

Critics will have to wait even longer to review SIR IAN MCKELLEN's performance in the theatre production of KING LEAR, after his co-star was injured. FRANCES BARBER, who plays the King's daughter GONERIL, damaged her...

Mckellen Strips Onstage

Veteran actor SIR IAN MCKELLEN shocked theatregoers when he stripped completely naked midway through a new production of KING LEAR. The 67-year-old was performing in a preview of the WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE play in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England...

Kline Replaces Walken In Mother Courage Play

CHRISTOPHER WALKEN has been forced to pull out of a theatrical reunion with his THE DEER HUNTER co-star MERYL STREEP due to conflicting schedules. The actor signed on to play THE COOK in The Public...

Allen Angered Cox On Match Point Set

Film-maker WOODY ALLEN upset BRIAN COX on the set of his recent movie MATCH POINT, by telling the veteran actor he wasn't projecting himself enough. Cox, 59, became even more annoyed when Allen failed...

Hopkins To Quit After Shakespeare Role

Welsh actor SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS plans to quit acting after starring in WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's tragedy KING LEAR. Hopkins has played the aging British king in the theatre and admits he wasn't completely happy with...

Hopkins Slams British Theatre

SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS has launched a scathing attack on British theatre's "pomposity and arrogance" - and he insists he will never return to the London stage. The Oscar-winning actor first came to prominence in...

Beethoven Ninth Goes For A Song

The manuscript for LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN's NINTH SYMPHONY has been sold for $3.15 million (GBP2.1 million). Described as possibly the single most important musical work by the legendary composer, the document contains Beethoven's...

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