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Cheers to our Will, not sorry old George

By Ray Bennett Today is St. George’s Day named for the patron saint of several places  such as Aragon, Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal and Russia. Oh, and England. We English, of course, don’t mark April 23 in … Continue reading

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Davies’s ‘Deep Blue Sea’ to close London Film Festival

By Ray Bennett Rachel Weisz will open and close the 55th BFI London Film Festival as she stars in “The Deep Blue Sea”, Terence Davies’ film of the Terence Rattigan play, which will screen on the final night on Oct. … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Kenneth Branagh in ‘Ivanov’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Anton Chekhov wrote “Ivanov” when he was a mere 27, and it shows, and so the Donmar Warehouse’s West End production benefits enormously from having the play re-imagined with the expertise and wisdom of playwright … Continue reading

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OLIVIER AWARDS: Wins for Ejiofor, Scott Thomas, ‘Hairspray’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Chiwetel Ejiofor and Kristin Scott Thomas (left) and the Broadway smash “Hairspray” won top honors Sunday at the Laurence Olivier Awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Tony Awards. Ejiofor was named best actor for his title … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Othello’ at the Donmar Warehouse

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Audiences who flock to see “Othello” at the Donmar Warehouse because of stars Ewan McGregor and Chiwetel Ejiofor will not be disappointed, but it’s Shakespeare’s women who steal the show. Kelly Reilly and Michelle Fairley … Continue reading

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