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Topic - Shakespeare
The next time Luis Suarez gets the urge to sink his teeth into an opponent, let's hope his victim is someone other than Branislav Ivanovic.
Richard III's bones turned up under a parking lot in the English Midlands city of Leceister, but the dust is hardly settled. Yes, say the archaeologists and pathologists, he did not die on a horse, affirming Shakespeare's version of the king's plaintive cry, "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!"
A good one-man show leaves the audience wanting more, which is exactly what happens with James DeVita's satisfactory piece, "In Acting Shakespeare."
It's a desert oasis that hangs its priciest paintings on casino walls, where neon signs are a point of a pride and themed-hotels pay tribute to architecture's golden eras. Still, Las Vegas' cultural offerings have long taken a back seat to the glamour and crudity of its most notorious vices. People come here to party, the stereotype goes, not broaden their artistic horizons.
"The quality of mercy is not strain'd," or so the Bard imagined. "It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven." Sometimes. Maybe. But Mr. Shakespeare never lived and worked in Washington, where many things droppeth but few are gentle.
In his words, "I wanted to be kind of like the Gene Kelly of Shakespeare," which he explains as "a regular guy who just happened to speak poetry."
DeVita says that Shakespeare added more than 2,000 words to the English language, "600 in Hamlet alone."