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A Long-Lost Soviet Adaptation of The Lord of the Rings Resurfaces on YouTube–and Tolkien Fans Rejoice (1991)

When Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring came out in 2001, it heralded a cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy that would, at long last, possess scale, production value, and sheer ambition enough to do justice to the original novels. This set it somewhat apart from the version of The Fellowship of the Ring that had aired just ten years before on Leningrad Television — and hasn’t been seen since, at least until its recent upload (in two parts) to Youtub...
Tags: Google, Television, Youtube, College, Literature, Jackson, Shakespeare, Seoul, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Peter Greenaway, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter, Prospero, J R R Tolkien, Tom Bombadil

Do We Want Uplifting Entertainment In These Difficult Times? Not Me!

“The temptation to simplify morality when social injustice is rife is understandable, but reading Dostoevsky makes me impatient with the schematic bent of our age. To be fully human is to acknowledge, as Prospero puts in “The Tempest,” “this thing of darkness” as our own.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Issues, Prospero, Dostoevsky, 01.14.21

Exclusive #ShakespearesS***storm Trailer & Poster from Troma Team!

Exclusive #ShakespearesS***storm trailer & poster from Troma Team! Ahead of its world premiere at the virtual 2020 Fantasia International Film Festival, has exclusively received the official trailer and special poster from Sadist Art Designs for Troma Team’s latest film #ShakespearesS***storm! Check out the trailer and poster below! RELATED: The Pale Door Trailer: The Perfect Score With a Hellish Reward PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB....
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Trailer, Portugal, Albania, Exclusive, Shakespeare, Miranda, Prospero, Big Pharma, Kate McGarrigle, Kaufman, Amityville, ComingSoon, Lloyd Kaufman

Immersive, Live, Virtual-Reality Theater Is Here (So How Is It?)

“The show, The Under Presents: Tempest, is a technological first: a live, scripted, participatory play that you attend, from home, using a virtual reality headset. After buying a $14.99 ticket (an in-app purchase inside an esoteric virtual reality game, The Under Presents), and powering up at a set time, you arrive in a virtual theater lobby, with your avatar clad in a black cloak and glowing mask. You can’t speak, but you can gesture. A live actor … leads you and six or seven other audience me...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Prospero, Hollywood Hills, 07.08.20

Germanic dreams: the end

I have not posted any gleanings for a long time, because, sadly, the comments and questions have been very few, but at the moment, I have enough for two pages or so and will answer everybody next week. A few responses, including a private email, to my two most recent essays on dream made me think that I should first say something about people’s efforts to find a convincing etymology of this hard word, and this is what I’ll do today. As usual, I’ll dispense with most references, but will supply a...
Tags: Books, Ariel, Hamlet, Mozart, Prospero, Garrick, ENGL, Walter W Skeat, Skeat, Noah Webster, Kluge, Jacob Grimm, Friedrich Kluge, Hermann Grassmann, Hamlet Prospero Walter W Skeat, Rasmus Rask

Britain's only satellite-launching rocket to go on display after 48 years in the desert

Britain’s only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to finally go on display 48 years after it crashed into the Australian desert. The Black Arrow was launched in 1971 from the Isle of Wight, delivering the Prospero satellite, but the programme was shut down soon after, with the money diverted to build Concorde. Now space technology firm Skyrora has brought the rocket home and is to display it in Penicuik, Midlothian where the company is based. The rocket casing came down in S...
Tags: UK, Science, Britain, Edinburgh, Daniel Smith, Sutherland, Prospero, Southern Australia, UK Space Agency, Ray Wheeler, Penicuik Midlothian, Penicuik, Skyrora, Graham Turnock, Black Arrow, The UK Space Agency

Mangled Body and Depraved Soul: On the Corporeal and the Spiritual in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

None Reviled by some (T.S. Eliot and Henry James among others) as lacking in seriousness and skill, consigned by others to the rank of "children's author" alongside Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson, and revered by others (primarily the French decadents such as Charles Baudelaire but also Walt Whitman) for his penchant for the lurid, the sickly, and the accursed, Edgar Allan Poe remains a troubling figure for American literature. Despite the philosophical heft brought to readings of some of...
Tags: Feature, Music, Hollywood, Poetry, Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Price, Stories, Charles Dickens, John, Annie, Mark Twain, Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, Aristotle, Poe

Philip Hoare's Playlist for His Book "RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Philip Hoare's moving and eloquent meditation on the sea, RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR, defies literary categorization. The Guardian wrote of the book: "This is a book that is at once na...
Tags: Music, England, London, Wikipedia, America, David, Atlantic, Mars, Morrissey, Financial Times, Cape Cod, Ibiza, Cape, Dennis, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly

‘The Terror’ Review: ‘A Mercy’ Feels the Burn

Welcome to our weekly recaps of AMC’s historical horror show The Terror. This The Terror review takes a look at the sixth fiery episode, “A Mercy.” Spoilers follow. In this week’s episode: The men have a carnival! The carnival goes very, very wrong! Lead poisoning! Tongue’s removed! A fiery blaze! A Darkness Tonight’s episode of The Terror certainly plays up the whole terror element. Even after multiple episodes full of sudden death, dismemberment and monster attacks, episode 6,...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Horror, Amc, Features, Adaptation, Jared Harris, Collins, Ross, Heather, Prospero, MacDonald, Stanley, Hickey, Tobias Menzies

Lantern Theater's 'Tempest': A victory for kindliness, with an ache at the heart

The Lantern Theater's Tempest, on through April 29, gets much right in a play that's hard to do well. Fine turns by Peter DeLaurier as a mobile, master-of-ceremonies Prospero and by Ruby Wolf as his daughter Miranda anchor a production that catches the ache and turbulence at the heart of a play about healing and reconciliation.
Tags: Miranda, Incidents, Prospero, Peter DeLaurier, Ruby Wolf

Book Review: Strange Weather by Joe Hill

Title: Strange Weather Author: Joe Hill Genre: Horror, Speculative Fiction Publisher: William Morrow Publication date: October 2017 Hardcover: 448 Pages A collection of four chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror from the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, Joe Hill “Snapshot” is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by “The Phoenician,” a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that ...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Florida, Colorado, Horror, Book Reviews, Stephen King, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Boulder, Cupertino, Denver, SFF, Aloft, Harriet, Joe Hill

On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: Mira Grant’s next nove...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Florida, Sacramento, New York Times, Archer, Silicon Valley, Air Force, Mia, Usaf, Ucla, Cixin Liu, Colorado Springs, Jules, Joe Hill, Prospero

50 Of The Best Indie Bookstores In America

“Indie Bookstores are Back,” The New York Times proclaimed early last year. “People Are Still Buying Books At Indie Bookstores,” Forbes announced a few months later, somewhat incredulously. A quick piece from The New York Post on the “indie-bookstore boomlet” this month seems to seal the deal: independent bookshops are definitely not dying.  Those who tolled the death knell too early are probably just as happy as everyone else. No one wants to see a neighborhood bookshop suffer. Who can resist ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, New York Post, Florida, New York, News, NYC, New York City, Americas, America, West Virginia, Chicago, Austin, Karma, New York Times, Connecticut

RSC Live Brings The Tempest From Stage to Screen

After its live run in Stratford Upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) takes its unprecedented tech-fueled performance of The Tempest from the stage to the silver screen, in theaters around the U.S. When the Royal Shakespeare Company’s reimagining of The Tempest hit the stage in 2016, newspapers in the UK gushed: The Guardian called it a “kaleidoscopic visual spectacle.” The Telegraph lauded its “Lord of the Rings-style magic.” Now, Shakespeare fans don’t have to go to England to see thi...
Tags: UK, England, Uncategorized, Intel, Andy Serkis, Guardian, Ariel, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare, Council, Stratford, Prospero, Stratford Upon Avon, Richard II, Gregory Doran, Simon Russell Beale

E Pluribus Prospero

“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in if it is not a reasonably good place for all of us to live in.” - Teddy Roosevelt From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
Tags: Pets, Prospero, PBurns, Terrierman

Naked On The Loveliest Beach In The World

Steep, narrow and lacking guardrails, the crumbling cement road to Myrtiotissa Beach, Greece, appears to be headed over a cliff, and my husband, two young daughters and I along with it. Leaving the car parked slantwise along the shoulder, we continue on foot, the trill of cicadas rising and falling in the dusty summer heat. Around the bend in a hairpin turn, our destination bursts into view and we stop to take pictures. A secluded crescent of golden sand, the beach nestles beneath the limestone...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Time, World, Destinations, Corfu, Europe Travel, All Feature Articles, Beach Travel, Prospero, Calabria, Inger, Ionian Sea, Inger Hultgren Meyer, Lawrence Durrell

First Nighter: Harriet Walter's Prospero in Phyllida Lloyd's Blazing "The Tempest"

The formidable Harriet Walter, as directed by the equally formidable Phyllida Lloyd, is delivering the most astonishing reinterpretation of a famous William Shakespeare speech you might ever hope to witness. It's the poem that begins "Our revels now are ended," normally rendered as a magisterial pronouncement by the exiled and tyrannical Prospero in The Tempest. Not so magisterial this time. Walters, head resting on folded arms, recites the enchanting lines as a deeply emotional release, an ex...
Tags: London, News, Manhattan, William Shakespeare, Ariel, Vanessa Redgrave, Shakespeare, Miranda, Helen Mirren, Huffington Post, Donmar Warehouse, Walter, Joan Armatrading, Mohawk, Bard, David Finkle

Lasàgn Cald.

This Prospero column from the Economist is about the dialect of Milan, milanes, about which I knew very little. It starts with a passage about old folk songs in dialect and “la mala, the now defunct Milanese underworld,” then continues: If these songs are a fascinating historical record of a changing city, they are also important linguistically. Svampa and his colleagues sang in Milan’s nasal dialect. Its mixed-up vocabulary is a reminder of how recently Italy was a jumble of independent state...
Tags: Milan, Uncategorized, Rome, Italy, Linguistics, Economist, Naples, Puglia, Campania, Prospero, Bossi

Stage-Inspired Fashion: The Tempest

We are such stuff as dreams are made on.From the costumes to the set, from the words of the script to the movements of the actors, everything on stage tells a story. Stage-Inspired Fashion adds a little drama to everyday style. We've covered Shakespeare a few times here at CF, but this time, we're looking at a romance. Behind the Scenes Many critics consider The Tempest to the last play that Shakespeare wrote on his own, and see Shakespeare himself in the character of Prospero, a deposed duke l...
Tags: College, Boston, Inspiration, Chelsea, Theater, Ariel, Shakespeare, Miranda, Prospero, Antonio, Fashion Inspiration, Stage Inspiration, Caliban

Levit - Beethoven, 6 December 2016

Wigmore Hall Piano Sonata no.17 in D minor, op.31 no.2, ‘The Tempest’ Piano Sonata no.11 in B-flat major, op.22 Piano Sonata no.3 in C major, op.2 no.3 Piano Sonata no.8 in C minor, op.13, ‘Pathétique’ Igor Levit (piano)   You could probably write this yourselves know: well, the essential thrust, with a good few purple adjectives tastefully discarded. Contrarians would find something ‘different’ to say for the sake of it, but 2016 has had quite enough of c...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Mozart, Prospero, Boulez, Haydn, Chopin, Igor Levit, Mark Berry, Levit, Pathétique, Piano Sonata, Meyerbeer, Caliban

Trancers 5: Sudden Deth – review

Director: David Nutter Release date: 1994 Contains spoilers So, whilst Trancers 4 did come to an ending, what it didn’t do was return Jack Deth (Tim Thomerson, Near Dark, Live Evil & Wicked Lake) to his own world and so he is stuck on Orpheus. An opening recap is narrated by trancer Lucius (Mark Arnold) and ends with him suggesting that the tunnel rats spent a month expertly picking off the nobles and that he managed to retrieve a canvas on which a picture of killed trancer leader Caliban (Clab...
Tags: Movies, Jack, Prospero, Lyra, Vampire, David Nutter, Caliban

Royal Shakespeare Company Reimagines The Tempest

To mark Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, the Royal Shakespeare Company whips up a storm of performance-capture technologies to dazzle audiences and celebrate The Tempest. A wicked storm, fantastical spirits, a magician with otherworldly powers – these are elements of Shakespeare’s The Tempest that have challenged artistic directors since the play’s first performance in 1611. How to convey the magical world of Prospero’s Island? How to show the powers of Ariel the sprite? How to create a fantasy ...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Uncategorized, Intel, Ferrari, Andy Serkis, Ariel, Avon, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare, Leviathan, Council, Intel Xeon, Stratford-upon-avon, Stratford

Flying start for world's first graphene-enhanced aircraft

Prospero, the first model aircraft to incorporate a graphene skinned wing, was successfully flown at the Farnborough International Air Show in the UK earlier this year. The flight sets an example of how graphene might be used within the aerospace sector. Prospero will be exhibited at Composites Europe in Düsseldorf, Germany, 29 November until 1 December 2016.
Tags: UK, Science, Nanomaterials, Prospero

Daily Deals 11/18/16

US Daily Deals Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get 50% Off on EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter (that’s a Hover Board to most of us). In the Bonus Deals of the Day, get up to 25% Off on Mattresses, Adjustable Bed Frames, Daybeds, and Lounge Chairs, 40% Off on Hiking Shoes, 60% Off on The X-Files: Complete Series Collector’s Set + The Event Bundle [Blu-ray] and 44% Off on Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet Vacuum. The Nook Audiobook of the Day is A Monster Calls ($17.49/$3.49WS Audible, $4.99 Nook)...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, Romance, Ghosts, Fantasy, US, New York Times, Kindle Books, African American, Ursula K Le Guin, Native American, Frost, Mariah, South

The Madness Of A White Man's Revenge Is A Tale As Old As Time

The latest of Hogarth’s retellings of Shakespearean plays by eminent authors is a match made in dystopian heaven. (If such a thing could exist.) Margaret Atwood, the author behind great ecological speculative fiction like the chilling MaddAddam trilogy, meets William Shakespeare’s most climate-obsessed drama: “The Tempest.” Not, of course, that Atwood goes with the obvious, stormy angle. Instead, Hag-Seed leans into the elements of theatricality, imprisonment and deception within “T...
Tags: News, Heritage, New York Times, William Shakespeare, Margaret Atwood, Shakespeare, Miranda, Huffington Post, Hogarth, Claire Fallon, FELIX, Tony, Prospero, Estelle, Antonio, Atwood

Rapide gealtert: Mit 32 Jahren ist Pascal Fligg...

Rapide gealtert: Mit 32 Jahren ist Pascal Fligg eigentlich viel zu jung für den Prospero in Shakespeares "Der... Henry Arias (@peruexplore) October 27, 2016 Mit 32 Jahren ist Pascal Fligg eigentlich viel zu jung für den Prospero...
Tags: Travel, Mit, Prospero, Jahren, Henry Arias

Felicity Jones Movies and TV Spotlight

Get ready for Inferno and Rogue One with our Felicity Jones movies and television spotlight Not only does Felicity Jones star opposite Tom Hanks in this week’s Inferno, she’s set to play Jyn Erso in the upcoming film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, giving us another female lead in the franchise. The film takes place before A New Hope and will tell the story of the Rebels who risked their lives to get the plans to the Death Star. You know, the ones that Princess gives to R2-D2, setting off the e...
Tags: Star Wars, Feature, UK, England, TV, Jennifer Lawrence, Movies, Doctor Who, Bbc, Tom Hanks, Russell Brand, United States, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Hawking, Jane Austen, Harry Potter

Stomaching Shakespeare with Margaret Atwood

For many of us, perhaps even most, reading Shakespeare can be a bit of a chore (some would even liken the experience to getting a root canal). But peel away the sometimes confounding language and the timeless tales shine through, which is why Shakespeare continues to be adapted for modern audiences, hungry for a good yarn. The latest iteration is Margaret Atwood's retelling of The Tempest as Hag-Seed. Yes, speculative fiction maven, and wickedly funny Margaret Atwood, which may even make the ro...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Milan, Guest Posts, Ariel, Margaret Atwood, Shakespeare, Miranda, Tudor, Naples, Alonso, Prospero, Sebastian, Banquo, Atwood, Ruth Goodman

Stomaching Shakespeare with Margaret Atwood

For many of us, perhaps even most, reading Shakespeare can be a bit of a chore (some would even liken the experience to getting a root canal). But peel away the sometimes confounding language and the timeless tales shine through, which is why Shakespeare continues to be adapted for modern audiences, hungry for a good yarn. The latest iteration is Margaret Atwood's retelling of The Tempest as Hag-Seed. Yes, speculative fiction maven, and wickedly funny Margaret Atwood, which may even make the ro...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Milan, Guest Posts, Ariel, Margaret Atwood, Shakespeare, Miranda, Tudor, Naples, Alonso, Prospero, Sebastian, Banquo, Atwood, Ruth Goodman

Birmingham Royal Ballet's 'The Tempest': Some 'Heavenly Music', Brought to Life by Dance

David Bintley rehearsing 'The Tempest' with Tzu-Chao Chu, photo by Andrew Ross "Hell is empty, and all the devils are here." Shakespeare penned these famous words from The Tempest more than 400 years ago, but in a day of demagogues, Daesh and deep social divisions, they just as easily could have been uttered today. This hasn't been lost on David Bintley, artistic director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, who will premiere his own version of The Tempest this October. With an original score by Sall...
Tags: News, Ariel, Birmingham, Ceres, Shakespeare, Miranda, Iris, Huffington Post, Bard, Sally, Prospero, Rae, Sibelius, Andrew Ross, Caliban, Birmingham Royal Ballet