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The Gamm’s majestic Anne Boleyn

The Gamm Theatre has pulled off a couple of coups.
A delightful dervish
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 25, 2013

From Rhinoceros to Metamorphoses to Amadeus

A goofy spoof of King Arthur and his merry men, and an appreciative take on one of the wives of Henry VIII.
Raise the Curtain
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 28, 2012

It’s good to be king

After being out of the local theater scene for a couple of decades, the Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater (TRIST) is back, staging an outdoor production of Henry VIII at the Roger Williams National Memorial Park, on North Main Street in Providence, thro
TRIST takes Henry VIII outdoors
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 18, 2010

Gone but not forgotten

Yes, True Blood has resumed, and Futurama and Weeds wait in the wings. But let's take a moment to hail The Tudors , which bows out this Sunday night at 9 after four seasons on Showtime.
Henry VIII and The Tudors bid adieu
By JON GARELICK  |  June 18, 2010

Booked solid

The holidays are over — time to hit the books.
A hefty season of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  January 01, 2010

Brutal truths

To call a 560-page novel “spare” sounds ridiculous. But though Wolf Hall is both lengthy and dense, this book — essentially a character study of the 16th-century statesman Thomas Cromwell — is also as close to bare-bones writing as one can imagine, a s
Hilary Mantel’s Booker winner
By CLEA SIMON  |  October 30, 2009


Beverly Sills, 1929–2007

Beverly Sills, the most loved American opera singer of her generation, died this past week from inoperable lung cancer at 78.
The fun diva
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 11, 2007