A Minute With – Ralph Fiennes on Dickens, Shakespeare and Bond

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By Piya Sinha-Roy - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) From Shakespeare to "Harry Potter" to the new head of MI6 in the "James Bond" film franchise, Ralph Fiennes has mined the complexity of his characters. The 51-year-old British actor most recently turned his talents to unearthing the details of British … [Read more...]

A Minute With Ethan Hawke on acting, Selena Gomez and Shakespeare

By Piya Sinha-Roy (Reuters) After taking time away to focus on family and stage acting, Ethan Hawke is getting back to film and stepping into the driver's seat in his latest role as a racecar driver trapped in a car and racing against time in the action-thriller "Getaway." (Check out the trailer at … [Read more...]

The app’s the thing as Shakespeare goes digital

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By Natasha Baker - TORONTO (Reuters) - William Shakespeare's plays are getting a 21st century-style makeover in the form of new apps for tablets and smart phones nearly 500 years after the Bard took pen to parchment. Plays such as "Romeo and Juliet" and "Macbeth" spring to life in iPad apps … [Read more...]

Fiennes takes Shakespeare out of the comfort zone

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Adapting William Shakespeare to the screen can be a tricky business; many have tried and failed. However, when done successfully, the results can be exceptional; Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight being an example. In recent times there has been a trend of using a … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Anonymous

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Given the piling on of conspiracies, murderous family matters, bastard sons, etc., this movie might have been called Much Ado About Nothing. But that would plagiarize the work of a particularly famous Bard. Then again, it is questionable authorship that is at the heart of this 130-minute piece, its … [Read more...]

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