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After Very Visible Roles, Lupita Nyong'o Looks To Disappear Into Character

The actor is now starring on Broadway in Eclipsed, a searing story of young women held captive in Liberia. After that and 12 Years a Slave, Nyong'o says she's ready for some lighter material.
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Worldwide Celebrations On The 400th Anniversary Of Shakespeare's Death

People are celebrating the Bard's life and enduring legacy around the world. Here's a look at how they're doing it, and how you can get engaged.
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Shakespeare Saw '360 Degrees Of Humanity,' And That's Why He Endures

From actor David Tennant to artistic director Gregory Doran, Royal Shakespeare Company thespians reflect on the Bard's legacy. Shakespeare is said to have died 400 years ago on April 23.
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Everybody Has A Prince Story (Or Should). Here Are Ours

These stories are good for sharing any day, but they must be shared today, in honor of The Purple One's passing.
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Snacking In Shakespeare's Time: What Theatregoers Ate At The Bard's Plays

There were no dress circle lounges nor mezzanine bars 400 years ago. Back then, audience snacked on cold nibbles and ready-made street food from vendors they passed on their way to the performance.
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Broadway's 'Hamilton' Makes Its Way Into NYC's High School Curriculum

The Broadway hit tells the story of the American Revolution with a multi-racial cast and hip-hop music. The point is to make American history a lot more exciting than how it's often taught in school.
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Child Migrants' Harrowing Journey Brought To Life On Stage

Shelter is a play based on interviews with Central American kids about the violence that drove them to migrate north, and the experience of living in limbo in the U.S. It opens this weekend.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Appear In 'Merchant Of Venice' Production

On stage this summer, the Supreme Court justice will be playing a judge in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. The production marks the 500 anniversary of the Jewish ghetto in Venice.
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'Dear Evan Hansen' Musical Takes On Teen Behavior, Tangled In Social Media

A musical by Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul opens Saturday in New York. "Dear Evan Hansen" is a comedy-drama about social anxiety and teen suicide in the age of social media.
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Shirley MacLaine: "Above The Line"

Oscar-winning actress and best-selling author Shirley MacLaine talks about her long career in film, making a new movie in the Canary Islands and the power of personal insights that can be pulled from our long-forgotten memories.

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