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September 30, 2014

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'Tempest' (and 'Spider-Man' Musical) Director Talks Shakespearean Curse Words (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Dec 10th 2010 6:20AM
Julie Taymor Talks 'Tempest' on 'Colbert Report'Director Julie Taymor must be hoping the release of her film adaptation of 'The Tempest' goes more smoothly -- and is better received -- than her current Broadway project. A web of cast injuries and technical difficulties has plagued the musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,' a collaboration with U2's Bono and The Edge.

During her visit to 'The Colbert Report' (weeknights, 11:30PM ET on COM), she and the host focused on the film, debating Shakespearean English versus modern-day English. Colbert said he preferred the latter: "Don't say 'zoons,' say 'holy s---!'"

Taymor countered that actually, "the word 'f---' is an Elizabethan word." Colbert joked, "So, it's kinda classy?!" Then the director experienced yet more technical difficulties, this time with her mic. Is she cursed?

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ABC orders two more pilots

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 27th 2008 3:07PM
HamishWith the thought of another year of According to Jim on the air, it's with excitement that I report that new shows may be coming to take its place. ABC has ordered two pilots: Prince of Motor City and an untitled David Hemingson dramedy. The former, which purports to have Shakespearean roots, comes from writer Jessica Goldberg and writer/actor Hamish Linklater, better known around here as Matthew on The New Adventures of Old Christine.

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Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code

by Martin Conaghan, posted Apr 9th 2007 7:41PM
William Shakespeare(S03E02) To be or not to be? That is the question.

And so, the venerable Doctor and his new assistant Martha Jones arrived in London in the year 1599 to pay a visit to the Globe Theatre, where they would meet none other than Mr William Shakespeare.

Of course, this was not the first time our hero had met The Bard, but it was certainly one of the most memorable.

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Ian Richardson dead at 72

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 11th 2007 3:14PM

Ian RichardsonSometimes I wonder if what we remember a deceased actor for is the thing that actor would want to be remembered for the most.

British actor Ian Richardson played corrupt politician Francis Urquhart in three mini-series: House of Cards, To Play The King, and The Final Cut, and had a long career starring in such movies as Brazil, The Winslow Boy, Dark City, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Canterbuy Tales, and The Fourth Protocol, but TV audiences might know him best as the guy who pulls up in the limo and asks "Do you have any Grey Poupon?"

Richardson was also an acclaimed stage actor and appeared on other TV shows, including the miniseries Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Ike, and the series Highlander. He died in England on Friday.

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Neve Campbell is engaged

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 11th 2006 8:02AM
neve campbell engagedHe got down on one knee and recited Shakespeare to her.

She said yes.

Former Party of Five actress Neve Campbell is engaged to British actor John Light, according to People magazine. Light starred in the Showtime film The Lion in Winter and in the HBO series Band of Brothers. Campbell was previously married to Canadian actor Jeff Colt, they divorced in 1997 after 2 1/2 years of marriage.

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