Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Tina Packer's eloquent discourse on Shakespeare's female characters, "Women of Will," is a long-time labor of love, and in this case, Packer's labors were not lost.
It's a few minutes after a performance of his debut play and Hamish Linklater looks like he's got indigestion.
George Whitman, the American bibliophile whose iconic English-language Paris bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, has been a haven for book lovers for more than half a century, died Wednesday, the store announced on its website. He was 98 years old.
In a city like Washington, D.C., that has seen too many good bookstores close their doors and paper up the windows, this novel will strike a very receptive chord.
Once upon a time, there were a lot of Americans in Paris. We liked them and they - well, most of them - liked us. And one of us the French liked very much was an enterprising young woman named Sylvia Beach who, in 1919, opened a bookstore on the Left Bank and called it Shakespeare & Company.