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Film, "Now: In the Wings on a World Stage": Kevin Spacey Becomes a Shakespearean Madman, Drives a Dune Buggy

"Now: In the Wings on a World Stage": Kevin Spacey Becomes a Shakespearean Madman, Drives a Dune Buggy

What great fun it was to be in the 10-month international tour of Shakespeare's Richard III with Kevin Spacey in the lead and Sam Mendes directing. That's the gist of Jeremy Whelehan's puff piece, which should serve as a fine…
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Culture, Stage "Richard III": Spacey Dominates Shakespeare — to the Poetry's Detriment

"Richard III": Spacey Dominates Shakespeare — to the Poetry's Detriment

People don't last long in Richard III. Kings can scarcely enjoy a moment's happiness on their thrones before their lives become futile efforts at protecting their prize from real and imagined usurpers. It's language that has lasting power. It makes…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Reasons Not to Miss Kevin Spacey as Richard III

Five Reasons Not to Miss Kevin Spacey as Richard III

[This is a quick response to an extraordinary theater event. Look for a full review from Lily Janiak, SF Weekly's theater critic, in next week's issue. The show continues through October 29 at the Curran Theatre, 445 Geary (at Mason).…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes to Reunite in San Francisco Production of <i>Richard III</i> in October

Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes to Reunite in San Francisco Production of Richard III in October

A production of Shakespeare's Richard III with Kevin Spacey in the title role and Sam Mendes as director is coming to the Curran Theatre this fall, according to a statement from SHN, operator of the Curran. Tickets are scheduled to…
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Film, The Haunting

The Haunting

No writer ever gazed deeper or more despairingly into the prison of middle-class American conformity than Richard Yates, which may explain why none of his books sold more than 12,000 copies in his lifetime and why it's taken more than…
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Culture, Stage Larceny Makes the World Go 'Round

Larceny Makes the World Go 'Round

Sometimes a particular production of a play or musical casts such a spell over the theater community that it practically comes to define the work. For example, the British director Peter Brook's 1970 Royal Shakespeare Company production of A Midsummer…
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Culture, Stuff Cumming Up

Cumming Up

Alan Cumming is, in no particular order, the following: an actor, a pop icon, a Renaissance man, a sex symbol, a bon viveur and the boy next door. "I am a combination of all those things," insists the 36-year-old Scot,…
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Film, The Way We Live Now

The Way We Live Now

Grown-ups, take heart. Even if you misspent your summer at the movies pigging out on reheated space adventure, slob humor, and stubborn, old ballplayers who won't hang up their spikes, all is not lost. A powerful and intelligent film called…
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