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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
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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
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2009: The year in books

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best books the Phoenix reviewed in 2009.
True stories - fact and fiction
By JON GARELICK  |  December 25, 2009
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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
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The Shakespeare mystery

What Shakespeare wrote and what he didn’t — even without bringing the Earl of Oxford into it — is one of literature’s most enduring and enjoyable mysteries.
Everything (almost) you wanted to know about Cardenio but were afraid to ask
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2008
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Off with their heads!

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933) with Charles Laughton ran through all six wives in 97 minutes.
The Tudors  stoops to conquer
By JON GARELICK  |  April 15, 2008


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Primary concerns

The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007

Crossword: ''Peace Sign Hook''


Sounds a little naughty, don't it?
By MATT JONES  |  July 18, 2007
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The shape of things to come

The Democratic front-runners and the Republican establishment will be making critical decisions in the coming weeks that will shape the course of the race.
The defining issues of each party’s campaign are being decided now
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 09, 2007
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Crossword: 'All over the map'


More random words for your pleasure
By MATT JONES  |  June 21, 2006