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'That is our job in theatre – I'm gonna make you love me!' Noma Dumezweni meets Harriet Walter

The stars of stage and screen chat about playing witches, seeing ghosts and stepping into another legend’s shoesThey have enjoyed huge success on TV with The Undoing and Killing Eve, respectively, but Noma Dumezweni and Harriet Walter started out on stage. They met in 1999, when Dumezweni played a witch and understudied Walter as Lady Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The pair caught up to discuss Dumezweni’s role as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, theatre ghosts ...
Tags: Television, Film, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Broadway, Harry Potter, Royal Shakespeare Company, Black Lives Matter, Walter, Noma Dumezweni, Hermione Granger, Noma, Lady Macbeth, Harriet Walter, Dumezweni

Five themes in Asian Shakespeare adaptations

Since the nineteenth century, stage and film directors have mounted hundreds of adaptations of Shakespeare drawn on East Asian motifs, and by the late twentieth century, Shakespeare had become one of the most frequently performed playwrights in East Asia. There are five striking themes surrounding cultural, racial, and gender dynamics. Gender roles in the play take on new meanings in translation, and familiar and unfamiliar accents expanded the characters’ racial identities. 1. What’s in a name?...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Books, Featured, Literature, Manhattan, William Shakespeare, Akira Kurosawa, Shakespeare, Hamlet, George Lucas, Leia, Romeo, Baz Luhrmann, Lucas, Thich Nhat Hanh

‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’, New Joel Coen Movie With Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, Was Shot in Black-and-White

The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel Coen‘s first movie without brother Ethan, doesn’t have a release date yet, but here’s hoping we can see it this year. As we wait for some sort of release announcement (and a trailer, please?), we now have some news: the film was shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel. This is news that will no doubt make some cinephiles (like me, for instance) start watering at the mouth. Let us see this movie, damn it! Macbeth has been covered on the big scre...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Frances-McDormand, Adaptation, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, A24, Macbeth, Denzel-Washington, Joel, Llewyn Davis, Ethan, Lady Macbeth, Denzel, Coen, Deakins

Florence Pugh to Star in ‘The Maid,’ an Agatha Christie-Style Murder Mystery for Universal

Florence Pugh is cleaning up at Hollywood. The rising star, who stole the show in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and is set to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Black Widow, has been cast in Universal’s Agatha Christie-style murder mystery, The Maid. Pugh will play, you guessed it, the maid. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Florence Pugh is set to play the titular character in Universal’s big-screen adaptation of Nita Prose’s debut novel, the Maid. Described as  an “Agatha Christie-l...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Adaptation, Universal, Johnson, Greta Gerwig, Kenneth Branagh, Penguin Random House, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Black, Prose, Christie, Don, Pugh, Branagh

The ‘Eastern Promises 2’ Script Has Been Rewritten as an Original Film, Will Star Jason Statham

Back in 2007, Viggo Morstensen gave us one of the best performances of his career with the Russian mob thriller Eastern Promises, directed by David Cronenberg. For a long time, a sequel was in development, but it never came together. Focus Features isn’t letting the script go to waste though, because now it’s being turned into a new crime thriller called Small Dark Look that will have Jason Statham in the lead role. Collider has news on Small Dark Look, formerly known as Body Cross in 2018, a...
Tags: London, Movies, Casting, Russia, Thriller, David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, Jason-Statham, Lady Macbeth, Martin Zandvliet, Focus Features, Paul Webster, Statham, Steven Knight, Action/Adventure, Vincent Cassel

Vanessa Redgrave, Ralph Fiennes to Lead Freud Museum Fundraisers

Vanessa Redgrave, Oscar-winner for “Julia,” and Ralph Fiennes, Oscar-nominee for “Schindler’s List” and “The English Patient,” will lead fundraiser events in aid of London’s Freud museum. Housed in the final home of the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, and his daughter Anna, a pioneer of child psychoanalysis, the museum receives no direct public funding and […]
Tags: London, News, Global, Vanessa Redgrave, Anna, Ralph Fiennes, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Schindler, Julia, Lady Macbeth, Vanessa Redgrave Ralph Fiennes, Freud Museum Fundraisers, Vanessa Redgrave Oscar, Ralph Fiennes Oscar

Lady Macbeth in Appalachia, and Other Tales by an American Master

With a new collection, “In the Valley,” Ron Rash revisits the monstrous protagonist of “Serena” and plumbs the depths of Southern hearts.
Tags: News, Serena, Ron, APPALACHIA, Lady Macbeth, Ron Rash, Books and Literature, Rash, In the Valley (Book

John Wick's Writer Is Bringing Splinter Cell to Netflix

Robert Downey Jr’s Sweet Tooth adaptation nabs an X-Men alum. Could there be two Judges Dredd? Plus, updates on The Hunger Games prequel movie, talking dolls have way too much to do these days, and the Doom Patrol gets ready for a big face-off.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robert Downey Jr, Hunger Games, Netflix, Hannibal, Sweet Tooth, Lady Macbeth, John Wick, Pinocchio, The Green Hornet, Splinter Cell, Spider Man 3, Doom Patrol, Solo A Star Wars Story, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, Kamp Koral

Lady Macbeth YA Musical in the Works From ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Director

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen a teen movie adaptation of a William Shakespeare play, but get ready to party like it’s the year 2000, because a new one is in development at Amazon Studios. John McPhail, who directed the delightful Christmas-themed zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse, is keeping his musical streak alive: he’s attached to direct a new film musical that’s inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, but with young adult-centric approach. Details about the Lady Macbeth YA mu...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Teen, Netflix, Justin Bieber, Adaptation, Cbs, William Shakespeare, Akira Kurosawa, Musical, Anna, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Disney Channel, Lady Macbeth, Amazon Studios

Braun & Tatum to Produce Lady Macbeth Musical at Amazon

Braun & Tatum to Produce Lady Macbeth Musical at Amazon Amazon Studios is partnering up with Scooter Braun (Dave) and Channing Tatum (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) to produce a YA musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s iconic character Lady Macbeth, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: The Maxx: Channing Tatum to Adapt Sam Kieth Comic PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gpt...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Fox, Dave, Netflix, Miami, Channing Tatum, Cbs, William Shakespeare, Anna, Shakespeare, FX, Braun, Shin, Lady Macbeth, Amazon Studios

Opera Philadelphia Cancels O20 Festival, Postpones Main Season, Announces Newly Made Online Offerings

The company’s annual fall festival, much praised ever since its 2017 debut, is off this year; most plans for next season, including Jennifer Higdon’s latest opera and Sondra Radvanovsky’s role debut as Lady Macbeth, are postponed. Instead, there will be “a series of online performances — most created anew — to be shown on a new Opera Philadelphia Channel available [on several] platforms.” Highlights include Lawrence Brownlee in a staged version of Tyshawn Sorey‘s Cycles of My Being, a new versi...
Tags: Art, Music, Lady Macbeth, Lawrence Brownlee, Henze, Jennifer Higdon, Sondra Radvanovsky, David T Little, Willard White, Tyshawn Sorey, 07.29.20, Opera Philadelphia Channel

Chris Hayes Goes To Town On ‘Morally Odious’ Bolton: Trying To ‘Cash In On Betrayal’

“John Bolton could spend the rest of his life, like Lady Macbeth, trying to wash the blood off his hands."
Tags: News, Bolton, John Bolton, Chris Hayes, Lady Macbeth

Joel Coen’s ‘Macbeth’ Will Be Like a Crime Thriller

Joel Coen is striking out on his own to make The Tragedy of Macbeth, a new take on the Shakespeare classic starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. Production on Macbeth is on hold for the moment – because of the apocalypse and all – but during a fundraising effort on Instagram, Coen and McDormand dropped some info on the film, and really played up how this is going to be a bit different from Macbeth adaptations in the past. There have been many Macbeth movies. Roman Polanski’s 1971...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Frances-McDormand, Adaptation, Michael Fassbender, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Denzel-Washington, Joel, Ethan, Lady Macbeth, Denzel, Coen, Joel-Coen, Shakespear, Teatro La Fenice

New Details Emerge on Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth

New details emerge on Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth While production may currently be on hold for Joel Coen’s first solo effort, The Tragedy of Macbeth, the director and star Frances McDormand opened up about the A24 adaptation of the classic William Shakespeare tragedy in a recent Instagram Live Q&A. (Via Indiewire) RELATED: Joel Coen’s Macbeth Adaptation Starring Denzel Washington On Hiatus In the Q&A, McDormand revealed that one of the most important parts of the project is the new...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Amc, Michael Bay, Fox, Netflix, Frances Mcdormand, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Brendan Gleeson, Scott Rudin, Skull Island, Macbeth, Denzel Washington, Duncan, Indiewire

"Stepping into a Wing location feels a little like being sealed inside a pop-feminist Biodome."

"It is pitched as a social experiment: what the world would look like if it were designed by and for women, or at least millennial women with meaningful employment and a cultivated Instagram aesthetic. The Wing looks beautiful and expensive, with curvy pink interiors that recall the womb. The thermostat hovers around 72 degrees, to satisfy women’s higher temperature needs. A color-coded library features books by female authors only. There are well-appointed pump rooms, as well as private phone b...
Tags: Law, Labor, Feminism, Commerce, Stupid, Hendrix, Lady Macbeth, Ann Althouse, Amanda Hess, Little Wing, Lisa Simpson Anita Hill

Book Review: Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

Title: Foul is Fair Author: Hannah Capin Genre: Contemporary YA Thriller Publisher: PenguinPublication date: January 16 UK / February 20 US 2020Hardcover: 336 pages Four girls seek revenge on the boys who wronged them, golden boys beware.Jade and her friends Jenny, Mads, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable, they have the kind of power other girls only dream of. Every party is theirs and the world is at their feet. Until the night of Jade’s sweet sixtee...
Tags: Books, UK, La, Book Reviews, US, Thriller, Young Adult, Elle, Macbeth, Mack, St Andrews, Kill Bill, St Andrew, Jade, Juliet, Lady Macbeth

The 20 Best Performances in Paul Thomas Anderson Movies

Over nearly 25 years, Paul Thomas Anderson has established himself as one of the great artists of modern American cinema. His earlier works were defined by the style of filmmakers who inspired him, from Martin Scorsese to Robert Altman. As he’s grown, though, it’s become clear that Anderson is also an incredibly skilled director of actors, not just content to populate his films with recognizable faces and sit back to let them do the work. His eight films encompass a deep and rich span of Ameri...
Tags: Movies, California, Features, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nashville, Watson, Paul-Thomas-Anderson, Josh Brolin, Christian, Las Vegas, Amy Adams, Jack, Barry, Burt Reynolds, Boogie Nights, Joaquin Phoenix

A former Disney Imagineer helped create an immersive ‘Macbeth’ with Halloween jump scares

“Macbeth” has witches, madness and plenty of blood, so it’s fitting that, in October, a theater company is turning Shakespeare’s play into a Halloween maze. “The Tragedie of Macbeth – An Immersive Experience” opens Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles and runs through Nov. 3. The production takes place throughout the two-story mid-century warehouse turned theater space by the nonprofit Shakespeare Center. “In a sense, we’re stringing seven theaters together,” said designer...
Tags: Sport, Tom Hanks, Soccer, Nick Offerman, Disneyland, Shakespeare, Caribbean, Macbeth, Tom Sawyer, Mary, Rita Wilson, Lady Macbeth, Walt Disney Imagineering, Los Angeles Daily News, Universal Studios Hollywood, Jack Sparrow

Joel Coen Will Direct ‘Macbeth’ Starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand

Joel Coen, one-half of the Coen Brothers, is going solo to bring a new version of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth to the big screen. That’s exciting enough on its own, but it gets better. Denzel Washington is in talks to play Macbeth, and frequent Coen collaborator (and Joel Coen’s wife) Frances McDormand will also star as Lady Macbeth. Super indie studio A24 will distribute. Deadline is reporting Joel Coen will direct Macbeth with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. Curiously enough, Eth...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Casting, Washington, Scotland, Orson Welles, Frances-McDormand, Adaptation, William Shakespeare, Jordan, Michael Fassbender, Roman Polanski, Shakespeare, Marion Cotillard, A24

Walking Dead Recap: Teenage Scream

Apparently never having heard the saying “Be careful what you wish for!” The Walking Dead’s Henry chased after Lydia in Sunday’s episode, only to get for his troubles something far worse than even a kiss that leaves a wormy aftertaste. (And you thought you were nervous meeting your girlfriend’s mother!) Meanwhile, Michonne was asked to reconsider her stance on both Negan and the much-ballyhooed fair, and actually did adjust her attitude toward one of them. Which? Read on. ‘EYES OPEN — WHERE TH...
Tags: Kingdom, Religion, Jesus, Alpha, Carol, Alexandria, Michonne, Henry, Eugene, Aaron, Gabriel, Ezekiel, Daryl, Carl, Judith, Lady Macbeth

The robin and the wren

Last week (January 9, 2019), our hero was Robin Hood, and I promised to write something about the bird robin. For some reason, in oral tradition, the robin is often connected with the wren. In Surrey (a county bordering London), and not only there, people used to say: “The robin and the wren are God’s cock and hen” (as though the wren were the female of the robin, but then the wren is indeed Jenny). In Wales, the wren is also considered sacred. This association with God (note also: the wren is O...
Tags: Books, England, London, Wales, Robin Hood, Ireland, Normandy, Surrey, Shakespeare, Vikings, Vanity Fair, Robin, Robert, St Stephen, Jenny, Lady Macbeth

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Cast Finalized, Pilot Will Be Directed By Marvel Director S.J. Clarkson

HBO hasn’t yet revealed the title of its new Game of Thrones “successor show,” but at least now we know who will direct it. S.J. Clarkson, who is currently slated to become the first woman to direct a Star Trek movie, will be taking a trip to George R.R. Martin‘s fantasy world as she directs the pilot for the untitled prequel. And the rest of the main roles in the Game of Thrones prequel cast have been filled as well, so read on to find out who will be starring in the new HBO series. Variety ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Keira Knightley, Casting, Fantasy, Netflix, Showtime, Broadway, Starz, Idris Elba, TNT, Shakespeare, Clarkson, Hulu

‘Eastern Promises 2’ Screenplay Now Being Used For Standalone Crime Film ‘Body Cross’

For years there have been whispers about a potential Eastern Promises 2, a sequel to David Cronenberg‘s 2007 gangster movie that starred Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel. For a time, it even looked like the same creative team would reunite for it. But now we know that’s not happening, because Eastern Promises 2 has morphed into something else entirely. A new report says that the would-be sequel’s screenplay, which was written by Eastern Promises and Locke writer Steven Knight, is being repurp...
Tags: London, Movies, Drama, Russia, David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, Valencia, John McClane, Locke, Lady Macbeth, Collider, Nikolai, Focus Features, Steven Knight, Cronenberg, Screenwriting

US ready to move on from Khashoggi case but will Turkey play along? | Patrick Wintour

Few believe the Saudis’ explanation. The question is whether they pretend to do so“Here’s the smell of blood still. Not all the sweet perfumes of Arabia will sweeten this hand,” bewails Lady Macbeth as she confronts her guilt, and so with the leaders of the Saudi Arabian court as they seek to wash their hands of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi by pinning the blame for his murder on a gang of senior intelligence officers.Donald Trump, the US president, has said the Saudi explanation of Khashoggi’s ...
Tags: Politics, Saudi Arabia, US, World news, Turkey, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Donald Trump, Istanbul, Patrick Wintour, Mohammed bin Salman, Lady Macbeth, Arabia, Bloomberg Continue

Salzburg Festival (2) – L’incoronazione di Poppea, 22 August 2018

Haus für Mozart Poppea (Sonya Yoncheva), Nerone (Kate Lindsey)Images © Salzburger Festspiele / Maarten Vanden Abeele Poppea – Sonya Yoncheva Nerone – Kate Lindsey Ottavia – Stéphanie d’Oustrac Ottone – Carlo Vistoli Seneca – Renato Dolcini Virtú, Drusilla – Ana Quintans Nutrice, First Friend of Seneca – Marcel Beekman Arnalta – Dominique Voisse Amore, Calletto – Lea Desandre Fortuna, Damigella – Tamara Banjesevic Pallade, Venere – C...
Tags: Religion, Rome, Shakespeare, Salzburg, Christie, Caravaggio, Sonya Yoncheva, Nero, Lady Macbeth, Seneca, Monteverdi, William Christie, Drusilla, Mark Berry, Poppea, Kate Lindsey

One Couple's Week In Memphis, TN, On A Joint $133,000 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Want even more Money Diaries, plus $$$ advice from a kick-ass, all-female team of financial advisors, and tips on how to save more than $500? Pick up our new book: Money Diaries!Order here!Today, we're excited to share the Money Diary of a couple living in ...
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‘Outlaw King’ Trailer: Chris Pine Dons a Beard and a Scottish Accent in Netflix Epic

In 2016, the thrilling neo-Western Hell or High Water put Chris Pine on the map as more than just a pretty face. Now the Star Trek and Wonder Woman actor reunites with his Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie in Outlaw King for a role that will require him to once again don facial hair and a distinct accent. Netflix has released the trailer for Outlaw King, which looks like another stellar outing for the dream team. Outlaw King Trailer Chris Pine stars as the real-life Robert the...
Tags: Movies, Wales, Scotland, Robin Hood, War, Netflix, Movie Trailers, Mel Gibson, Edward, True Story, Chris, Kevin Costner, Robert, Chris-Pine, Pine, Lady Macbeth

Two Free Audiobooks from Sync

It’s time for this week’s free audiobooks from Sync. I’ve linked in the info from the ebook or audiobook version of each title (Amazon has the best reviews), followed by the link to get your copies free, with directions to ensure you get the complete download. You’ll need the Overdrive Console loaded (directions are on Sync’s website) and I suggest you use the desktop app to ensure you download a copy for backup purposes. Start off with The Curse of Crow Hollow ($5.49 Kindle; $28.51 Audible), b...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Featured, Scotland, Classics, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Ross, Overdrive, Macbeth, Duncan, ODM, Lennox, Angus, Lady Macbeth, Malcolm

Time Cannot Forgive Our Sin

He became a burden to his normal society. He moped about like a sad puppy, haunted by the bloody dagger of his murderous past. The crown now sat upon his head, but he was robbed of the pleasure to enjoy it. He wanders the pages of Shakespeare’s play as a ghoul, as one of the chief consequences of his villainy is a biblical one: he lost the ability to enter rest. After the treacherous deed of assassinating his king, Macbeth hears a voice say that he shall henceforth find no rest, for he has ...
Tags: Religion, Time, Trust, Jesus, God, Shakespeare, Christ, Macbeth, Jesus Christ, Thomas, PAUL, Dickens, Cain, Jeremiah, Hosea, Lady Macbeth

‘Seven Seconds’ Review: Netflix’s Latest is an Addictive Procedural

Netflix’s new series Seven Seconds is an addictive procedural drama that starts off as a murder mystery and turns into something else. The show isn’t so much concerned with the crime at hand as it is the fallout – the trauma that befalls relatives, and the way such events can impact several different lives. Seven Seconds has big issues on its mind, particularly tensions that arise in a community when dealing with a racist police force. Ultimately, it’s not entirely successful with its bigger is...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Amc, Features, Netflix, Thriller, King, Jersey City, Butler, KJ, Lyons, Lady Macbeth, Michael Mosley, Knapp, Isaiah