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Fantasy and whimsy for Christmas

FIRMA’S Celestial Christmas window at Greenbelt 3, featuring hybrid characters in a fantasy world of pastel trees. Chrome and wood armilliaries and telescope complete the theme. NELSONMATAWARAN

Is it a dream or is it a joke? That’s the usual reaction when shoppers see the window displays at AC+632 at Greenbelt 5 and Firma at Greenbelt 3.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Shakespeare’s Globe taking ‘Hamlet’ around world


Shakespeare’s Globe theater is about to take the Bard’s words literally — “All the world’s a stage.”

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

How Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ became the twilight of old Pinoy cinema


England’s Poet Laureate John Masefield once called “Twelfth Night” “the happiest and one of the loveliest of all Shakespeare’s plays. Mirth here is so mingled with romantic beauty that few can tire of it.”

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Cris Villonco topbills Peta’s Shakespeare musical

Cris Villonco leads Peta’s opening salvo for 2013, “D Wonder Twins of Boac”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PETA

Cris Villonco’s acting credentials are impressive for someone of her age. Barely 30 and this young woman has two Philstage Gawad Buhay! Best Actress Awards under her belt, and has had more than 30 productions with some of the leading Filipino theater companies.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Film tackles questions about authorship of Shakespeare’s works


We are a deeply troubled soul these days. We’ve just seen Roland Emmerich’s latest movie and we rather enjoyed it. In “Anonymous,” the German-born director portrays the rise of Shakespeare parallel to the decline of Queen Elizabeth I, and the thriving of Shakespearean drama amidst the political intrigues in the Elizabethan court. Never have we been so taken by a movie about Shakespeare as now.

Posted: February 20th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sarkozy spoke about depression in the morning; I spoke about hope in the afternoon


A walk through the village of the English bard in Stratford inspired this piece. Shakespeare is as relevant today as he was in his time, in our search for love in a world where people have grown cold and the climate is becoming abnormally and dangerously warm.

Posted: January 21st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Eating Spanish Shakespeare


The prospect of watching a play in a foreign language can be daunting. You never know if you’ll be bored to death or be rewarded with an experience that fires up the cells in your brain and nerves in your body. In Barcelona, we caught a Spanish translation of William Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus,” staged by [...]

Posted: July 11th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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