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Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac to Play 'Hamlet' in New Production of Shakespeare Tragedy >>

Oscar Isaac has been announced as the actor to play Prince Hamlet in a new production of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, staged by New York’s Theater for a New Audience. Fans of Isaac will remember the actor for his recent roles in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' and 'Ex Machina.'

Richard Burton as Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Keith Wolfe

Keith A. Wolfe Appointed General Director of Opera Birmingham >>

Opera Birmingham, the only professional opera company in northern and central Alabama, has appointed Keith A. Wolfe, executive director of Fort Worth Opera, as the new general director of the company. Wolfe, 43, starts his new position with the 60-year-old company Jan. 5 and hopes to usher in a new era of community engagement, greater visibility and adventurous programming. “Contemporary opera can address political and social issues, and that can be used as a launching point for greater community conversations,” he says. But he will still maintain traditional productions such as the grand operas of Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Rossini and Donizetti.

Richard Schechner

Richard Schechner Talks Hamlet Remake 'Imaging O' and Montclair State Peak Performance Series >>

Experimental theatre legend Richard Schechner recently spoke to Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine about Shakespeare, rehearsals and the significance of a performance artist.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch's Upcoming 'Hamlet' Cited as 'Most In-Demand Theatre Production of All Time' >>

It doesn't open till August 2015 but is more in-demand right now on ticket site Viagogo than Beyoncé and Jay Z.

EXCLUSIVE: James Parenti Re-Imagines Ophelia's Fate in 'May Violets Spring,' a New Play Based on Shakespeare's 'Hamlet,' at The Bridge Theatre

UPDATE: Off-Off Broadway Run of James Parenti’s 'May Violets Spring’ is EXTENDED Due to Popular Demand >>

The run of 'May Violets Spring: A New Story for a New Ophelia' has been extended through May 3 at Joria Productions Theatre.

William Shakespeare

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! Globe Theatre on Global 'Hamlet' Tour >>

The Globe Theatre plans to perform 'Hamlet' in every country in the world over the next two years, with a final performance in Elsinore.

EXCLUSIVE: James Parenti Re-Imagines Ophelia's Fate in 'May Violets Spring,' a New Play Based on Shakespeare's 'Hamlet,' at The Bridge Theatre

EXCLUSIVE: James Parenti Re-Imagines Ophelia's Fate in 'May Violets Spring,' a New Play Based on Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' >>

If you’re interested in watching Ophelia break free from the bonds that held her back in 'Hamlet,' playwright James Parenti has re-imagined her fate in 'May Violets Spring,' a new verse play at The Bridge Theatre in New York.

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