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Jim Jarmusch gives his own take on vampires in 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

Jim Jarmusch gives his own take on vampires in 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

DETROIT, April 7 (UPI) -- Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton star as the vampires Adam and Eve in Jim Jarmusch's new film, "Only Lovers Left Alive."
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Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the stage for 'Hamlet'

Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the stage for 'Hamlet'

March 26 (UPI) -- Benedict Cumberbatch will return to the stage to play Hamlet for a Barbican Theatre production of the Shakespeare play.
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Arab businessman seeks tutor, offers salary of $200,000 a year

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- An Arab businessman in Switzerland placed an ad offering annual pay of $200,000 for a private tutor to train him in disciplines including piano and English.

Woman reports injury during purse snatching by actor in play

KARLSTAD, Sweden, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Police in Sweden said an audience member at a Shakespeare-inspired theatrical farce reported a cast member for assault following a simulated purse-snatching.

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Kenneth Branagh bringing 'Macbeth' to New York

Kenneth Branagh bringing 'Macbeth' to New York

MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Actor-director Kenneth Branagh says he plans to bring his Manchester International Festival production of "Macbeth" to New York next June.
Stephen King's 'It' to be included in Gitmo prison library

Stephen King's 'It' to be included in Gitmo prison library

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The prison library in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, reversed its rejection of a Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack victim's gift of Stephen King's "It," a spokesman said.
Justin Guarini says he is struggling financially

Justin Guarini says he is struggling financially

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- "American Idol" Season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini says he is struggling financially and even skips meals to make sure his wife and kids get enough to eat.

British Library blocked 'Hamlet' due to 'violent content'

LONDON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A British Library visitor said he was shocked to discover the facility's WiFi network blocked access to an online version of "Hamlet" due to "violent content."
'Strictly Ballroom' musical to open in Sydney in March

'Strictly Ballroom' musical to open in Sydney in March

SYDNEY, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Baz Luhrmann's "Strictly Ballroom the Musical" will have its world premiere in Sydney, Australia, next March, producers announced.
Mark Rylance to star in 'Twelfth Night,' 'Richard III' on Broadway

Mark Rylance to star in 'Twelfth Night,' 'Richard III' on Broadway

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- Two-time Tony Award-winner Mark Rylance is to star in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" and "Richard III" on Broadway this fall, producers announced.
Hiddleston to headline Donmar's staging of 'Coriolanus'

Hiddleston to headline Donmar's staging of 'Coriolanus'

LONDON, May 20 (UPI) -- Britain's Donmar Warehouse theater company says its fall season will include a new staging of William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," starring Tom Hiddleston.
Leonardo DiCaprio says he could relate to Gatsby character

Leonardo DiCaprio says he could relate to Gatsby character

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Having grown up with ambition, but not monetary wealth, actor Leonardo DiCaprio says he can relate to the character he plays in the big-screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel "The Great Gatsby."
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TV show gives historical figures modern makeovers

LONDON, May 2 (UPI) -- A British TV program hired digital artists to give modern makeovers to historical figures including Queen Elizabeth 1, King Henry VIII and William Shakespeare.

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'Bachelor' Sean Lowe proposes to Catherine Giudici ... Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival ... TV's Kelly Osbourne leaves LA hospital after 5-day stay ... Timberlake on feud: 'I absolutely love Kanye' ... News from United Press International.
Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival

Director Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' to open Cannes Film Festival

CANNES, France, March 12 (UPI) -- Baz Luhrmann's screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel "The Great Gatsby" is to open the Cannes Film Festival in France, officials announced.

No 'sideshow' sendoff for Richard III

LEICESTER, England, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Officials in Leicester, England, say they are considering ways for the public to pay its respects to the newly identified skeleton of King Richard III.

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Alan Cumming bringing his one-man 'Macbeth' to Broadway

Alan Cumming bringing his one-man 'Macbeth' to Broadway

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Alan Cumming is bringing his one-man interpretation of William Shakespeare's tragic play, "Macbeth," to Broadway this spring, producers said Friday.
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