Shakespeare wrote some three dozen plays, and this season you can see at least 12 of them in New York. Loot turned to James Shapiro, Larry Miller Professor of English at Columbia University, and Leonard Barkan, chairman of Princeton's department of comparative literature, for help with the hard choices.
Christmas shows traditionally involve a beanstalk or glass slipper, not terror, madness and destruction. When the yuletide performance is Derek Jacobi ’s monumental and soul-stirring “King Lear” in London, the baubles aren’t missed.
Statoil ASA estimates the King Lear and Crux wells to be drilled later this year in the North Sea may each hold more than 250 million barrels of oil equivalent gross, Upstream reported, citing Gro Gunleiksrud Haatvedt, Statoil’s head of exploration off Norway.
Shocks of white against blackness, the screwy hair flashes like lightning in a night sky. In Julia Margaret Cameron’s portrait, astronomer and mathematician Sir John Herschel stares at the world through enormous melancholy eyes.
“The Iron Lady,” the new biopic starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, was controversial before audiences even saw it, largely because of its portrayal of the aging former prime minister’s dementia.