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Former 'Doctor Who' actor David Tennant to star in 'Richard II'

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Scottish actor David Tennant is to play the title character in William Shakespeare's history play "Richard II," England's Royal Shakespeare Company announced.

Airlines dropping fares, but not fees

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- The extra fees U.S. airlines put in place last summer may be here to stay, but airline ticket prices are falling fast, industry analysts say.

Airlines shift surcharges to fare charges

NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. airlines are dropping fuel surcharges on many domestic flights but folding the savings into increased ticket prices, a plane fare analyst said.

Romanian boxers allegedly shoplifted

CHICAGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Three Romanian boxers have been banned from future international events after authorities said they were caught shoplifting from a Chicago store.

$20 million Edmonton fire ruled arson

EDMONTON, Alberta, July 25 (UPI) -- Police in Edmonton, Alberta, said a $20 million residential weekend fire that destroyed 18 townhouses and damaged 76 others was deliberately set.

U.S. airport security wait about same

NEW YORK, July 16 (UPI) -- On average, U.S. air travelers in June waited 13.77 minutes in security lanes during peak hours -- 1 minute, 20 seconds longer than last year.

Expert criticizes FAA for near misses

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is being criticized by an aviation expert after reports of five near in-air collisions in the New York area last month. Michael Boyd, who heads The Boyd Group, an aviation research firm, calls the FAA incompetent, Congr

British theater director Pimlott dies

COLCHESTER, England, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Steven Pimlott, a British director known for his U.S. production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," died at his Colchester home in England.

TSA turnover unaffected by bonuses

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The high turnover rate at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has not been affected by the agency's $18 million bonus program for airport screeners.

US Airways clears bankruptcy

PHOENIX, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A reconstituted US Airways emerged from bankruptcy Tuesday, billing itself as the first low-cost, full-service airline in the United States.

Analysis: Regaining trust at American

DALLAS, April 30 (UPI) -- The major challenges facing the new management team at American Airlines are rebuilding employee trust following a bitter labor dispute and restructuring the carrier's operations, airline analysts say.

Airlines seen overly hostile on security

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A leading authority on airport security said Tuesday the financially struggling airline industry is being overly hostile to new security measures designed to prevent another catastrophic attack such as the Sept. 11 suicide hijacking of four U.S. jetliners

America West pilots failed breath test

MIAMI, July 2 (UPI) -- The pilot and co-pilot of an America West AirBus A319 were released on $7,000 bond each Tuesday after charges they were caught with liquor on their breath minut

Maryland 92, Norfolk St. 69

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Juan Dixon scored 17 points Thursday night as the sixth-ranked Maryland Terrapins extended the nation's longest non-conference home winning streak to 84 games w

Michael Boyd (born 6 July 1955) is a British theatre director, and current artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has regularly collaborated with stage designer Tom Piper since they first worked together on a pantomime for the Tron Theatre in Glasgow.

Boyd was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and educated at Latymer Upper School in London, Daniel Stewart's College, Edinburgh and at the University of Edinburgh where he gained an MA in English Literature.

Boyd trained as a director at the Malaya Bronnaya Theatre in Moscow and in 1979 took up his first post as a trainee director at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry, graduating to Assistant Director a year later.

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