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A profound work by one of the 20th century’s most influential writers is making its stage debut in the Valley. The world premiere of C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce” runs through Sunday, Dec. 22, at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
If you think you couldn’t possibly enjoy Shakespeare, this could be the show to change your mind.
Long before the 20-second sound bite was even a gleam in CNN founder Ted Turner’s eye, Cliff Hillegass began serving the needs of the impatient, the overwhelmed, the confused, or just in a hurry among us all.
If you think you couldn't possibly enjoy Shakespeare, this could be the show to change your mind.
FILE - In this May 11, 2011 file photo, Jeffrey Cole, as Romeo, and Liz Blake White, as Juliet, kiss during the presentation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at Richmond's Maymont Park, in Richmond, Va. This 100-acre estate was given to the Richmond community by James and Sallie Dooley, who lived there in a 33-room mansion from 1893 to 1925.Entrance to the gardens, visitors center and wildlife exhibits is free. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, P. Kevin Morley)
Beholding the late James Gandolfini doing a lovely job in a change-of-pace role significantly intensifies the already funny/sad aspects of "Enough Said," an engaging comic romance set amid the minefields that imperil starting up mid-life relationships. The title notwithstanding, writer-director Nicole Holofcener's look at a 50-ish divorced mother with a daughter about to leave home is never at a loss for words, many of them quite amusing, making the film a leading contender for best girls' night movie of the season. For their part, men will enjoy watching Gandolfini in a relaxed, self-effacing, regular guy performance.
Rebecca Hall is confidently stepping toward center stage.
On and off screen, it's been a bruising summer for Hollywood.
Registration for a host of art-related classes that run through the fall at the Mesa Arts Center will start on Aug. 2.
Joss Whedon's bare-bones "Much Ado About Nothing" is the cinematic equivalent of Shakespeare in the parking lot — and proof, again, that it doesn't take much doing to bring Shakespeare to life.
This May 29, 2013, photo shows writer-director Joss Whedon in New York. Whedon's latest film is an independent adaptation of Shakespeare's “Much Ado About Nothing.”
Academy, Tony and Screen Actors Guild Award-winner Kevin Kline performs his new one-man Shakespeare show -- ‘He That Plays: An Evening of Shakespeare’ -- followed by an audience Q&A. A reception with food and music for priority ticket buyers and a chance to meet Kline in person will begin at 6 p.m. next door at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. The performance benefits Southwest Shakespeare Company’s education and guest artist programs.
If any piece of classic American literature should be depicted on film with wildly decadent and boldly inventive style, it's "The Great Gatsby." After all, who was the character of Jay Gatsby himself if not a spinner of grandiose tales and a peddler of lavish dreams?
It’s ba-aaack: The Arizona Renaissance Festival opens this weekend in Gold Canyon, and it’s celebrating 25 years of transporting modern Valley dwellers to a 16th-century English village.
In Netflix’s bid for a flagship original drama of its own — a “Sopranos” to its HBO — the subscription streaming service is presenting a high-class adaptation of a British political thriller offered up all at once, with its first season immediately ready for TV-viewing gluttony.
‘The Last Stand’
Now that his reign as The Governator is officially over, Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to shoot bad guys, sell one-liners, and butcher the English language again.
A month from now the East Valley’s biggest bash — the seven-week long Arizona Renaissance Festival — kicks off in Apache Junction. This Friday, you can ignite the jovial flame at “The Bard’s New Yeare” celebration sponsored by Mesa Arts Center in conjunction with Downtown Mesa’s 2nd Friday “Ye Olde Main Street Renaissance Faire.”
All the world's a stage, very literally, in Joe Wright's wildly theatrical adaptation of "Anna Karenina."
Keira Knightley's language was anything but prim and proper when she discovered what director Joe Wright had planned for "Anna Karenina," their latest period drama together.
New York • Nothing is so much of a boys’ club as a James Bond movie. That is, except when Judi Dench is on screen.
NEW YORK — If you just looked at the cast and crew of "Skyfall," you could easily confuse the assembled talent for a prestige costume drama. Director Sam Mendes, actors Judi Dench, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes, and cinematographer Roger Deakins might just as easily be mounting a Shakespeare adaptation.
Performing Arts 2012-13 theater season preview
Performing arts 2012-13 season preview