Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Rival Actors Sparked Fatal 'Shakespeare Riots' : NPR

Morning Edition, July 2, 2008 · Shakespeare's works inspire strong emotions both on stage and off. Co-host Renee Montagne kicks off Morning Edition's three-part Shakespeare series with a conversation with author Nigel Cliff about his book The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama and Death in 19th-Century America, which tells the story of an argument between two actors that led to a deadly riot."

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Hollywood heavyweights Anthony Hopkins, Keira Knightley and Gwyneth Paltrow are coming to Ireland to film a major movie version of Shakespeare's King Lear.

The film is being directed by Michael Stern and he promises more stars are going to be announced for the production which will bring some Hollywood glitz to the country.

The film will not be a modern adaptation and will remain faithful to the original Shakespearian language.