A notorious (Shakespearean!) king played by a notorious actor-turned-assassin…!

John Wilkes Booth may have assassinated Abraham Lincoln, but prior to that he was a noted Shakespearean actor, who “…framed his King Richard as a very tragic and even sympathetic figure, more so than the character is originally.” http://www.mystatesman.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/ransom-center-celebrates-shakespeare/npsXK/

Chimes at Midnight

This past weekend, the beloved Film Forum – one of New York City’s last revival houses – screened a restored version of “Chimes at Midnight,” Orson Welles’ 1965 underrated masterpiece in which he starred as, possibly, the definitive Falstaff. Sadly, this movie hasn’t been seen in either general release or in video/dvd format for thirty… Continue reading Chimes at Midnight