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William Makepeace Thackeray Headshot
Date Of Birth:
July 18, 1811
Date Of Death:
December 24, 1863 (52)
Birth Place:
Calcutta, West Bengal, BRITISH INDIA
 
William Makepeace Thackeray Headshot
Date of Birth: July 18, 1811
Date of Death: December 24, 1863 (52)

Birth Place: Calcutta, West Bengal, BRITISH INDIA
Guthrie Theater Announces 2021‚Ä"2022 Season Featuring WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO Photo Guthrie Theater Announces 2021‚Ä"2022 Season Featuring WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

The Guthrie Theater today announced its 2021‚Äď2022 Season, including the national tour of What the Constitution Means to Me¬†by famed writer Heidi Schreck; a world-premiere adaptation of¬†A Christmas Carol¬†by Lavina Jadhwani, featuring all-new creative design; Lorraine Hansberry‚Äôs heralded¬†A Raisin in the Sun, and more.

Guest Blog: Director Ben Horslen On A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Middle Temple Hall Photo Guest Blog: Director Ben Horslen On A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Middle Temple Hall
by Marianka Swain - Dec 4, 2019

Antic Disposition's acclaimed stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens festive classic A Christmas Carol returns to Middle Temple Hall for a fifth season this December. Director Ben Horslen explores the appeal of the endlessly popular tale.

Sarna Lapine to Direct CSC's DRACULA, Plus Tristan Bernays' FRANKENSTEIN Photo Sarna Lapine to Direct CSC's DRACULA, Plus Tristan Bernays' FRANKENSTEIN
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2019

Classic Stage Company today announces new additions for the thrilling repertory cycle of adaptations of two legendary Gothic nightmares by emerging playwrights, kicking off 2020. Sarna Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Little Women) will direct Kate Hamill's reimagining of Dracula (starting January 14), and Tristan Bernays' adaptation of Frankenstein will start January 30.

CSC Announces Kate Hamill And Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm Adapting Gothic Horror Works Photo CSC Announces Kate Hamill And Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm Adapting Gothic Horror Works
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 17, 2019

Classic Stage Company continues its recently established repertory series which provides a platform, and freedom in the creative process, to today's most exciting emerging theater artists with two new adaptations of canonical gothic horror works based on novels by Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley. CSC has commissioned 2017 Wall Street Journal Playwright of the Year and one of the US' 10 Most Produced Playwrights of the 2018-2019 season, Kate Hamill, to take on Dracula, while Smith Prize for Political Theater and Helen Hayes Award-winning playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm will create a new version of Frankenstein.Popularly known as a pair of macabre fantasies about blood-sucking vampires and man-made monsters, Dracula and Frankenstein illuminate and exorcise some of humanity's most fundamental fears surrounding life, love, and death. The productions will be performed in repertory January-March 2020.

BWW Review: VANITY FAIR at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: VANITY FAIR at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Sarah Murphy - Mar 5, 2019

Mean Girls, Big Little Lies, Heathers, Broad City, Thelma and Louise, Parks and Recreation, Sex and the City…These are some of the better known vehicles for female friendship that inhabit our pop culture universe. Paling in comparison to the numerous portrayals of male friendships and "bromances", too often these relationships center on competition or jealousy, on getting the guy. Very few take a deeper, more comprehensive dive into the complexity of female companionship. Even fewer are the product of female authors, directors, playwrights, etc.

BWW Interview: Jessica Stone, Director, of VANITY FAIR at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo BWW Interview: Jessica Stone, Director, of VANITY FAIR at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Rachael Goldberg - Feb 18, 2019

Jessica Stone is the director of Shakespeare Theatre Company's upcoming production of Vanity Fair, adapted by playwright Kate Hamill from the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. Stone has worked as an actress on and off-Broadway, in television and in film for the last 30 years, and has been directing for the last decade.

Shakespeare Theatre Co Announces Casting For Adaptation VANITY FAIR Photo Shakespeare Theatre Co Announces Casting For Adaptation VANITY FAIR
by Julie Musbach - Jan 15, 2019

Following the success of her Sense and Sensibility at the Folger Theatre in 2016, Wall Street Journal's Playwright of the Year 2017 Kate Hamill, returns to D.C. with her adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray's classic novel Vanity Fair. Hamill's vibrant and colorful tale about society's foibles is a co-production with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater. Directed by Jessica Stone and featuring Rebekah Brockman as Becky Sharp, the production will run at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW) from February 26 through March 31, 2019.

BWW Review: VANITY FAIR at the Performing Arts Theater, UCSB Photo BWW Review: VANITY FAIR at the Performing Arts Theater, UCSB
by Anna Jensen - Nov 16, 2018

Santa Barbara theater-goers have had the opportunity to see two plays by Kate Hamill produced this fall. Westmont recently produced Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel, Pride and Prejudice. Now UCSB gifts us with Vanity Fair, based on William Makepeace Thackeray's 1848 novel. Having seen how 'with-it' Pride and Prejudice's sensibilities were, I anticipated Vanity Fair's modern twists on its classic text. The depth of Vanity Fair was an unexpected delight.

See What's Coming to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Video Channels in December Photo See What's Coming to Amazon Prime Video and Prime Video Channels in December
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 15, 2018

December brings four Prime Original series and one Prime Original movie exclusively available for Prime members to stream or download at no additional cost to their membership.

FIAF Presents Pascal Greggory CinéSalon Series And Special Performance Honoring Patr Photo FIAF Presents Pascal Greggory CinéSalon Series And Special Performance Honoring Patrice Chéreau
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 4, 2018

This fall the French Institute Alliance Francaise presents Pascal Greggory: Unsung Eros, a CineSalon series celebrating the work and film career of acclaimed actor Pascal Greggory from November 6 to December 18.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces 2018-2019 Season Photo Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces 2018-2019 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 14, 2018

Michael Kahn today announces Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2018-2019 Season. With two world premieres from celebrated playwrights, a multiple Tony Award-winning presentation, a dynamic adaptation of a classic novel, two Shakespeare plays and a group of acclaimed directors and artists, it is an ambitious grand finale for STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, who will retire from the company at the end of the Season.

Rubicon Theatre Company's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR.

Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR.

The Pearl Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by Tyler Peterson - May 6, 2016

The Pearl Theatre Company has announced programming for the 2016-17 season. All four productions will take place at The Pearl Theater (555 West 42nd Street.)

BWW Reviews: VANITY FAIR Lampoons a Society Long Gone
by Barry Lenny - Sep 11, 2013

William Makepeace Thackeray subtitled his mid eighteenth century story, Vanity Fair, "a novel without a hero", as every one of his characters has flaws, some more than others, which he makes clear in his tale.

Profiles In History Announces New Auction, Featuring Momentos from Authors
by Kelsey Denette - Oct 18, 2012

Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, has announced that the personal correspondence and manuscripts from the world's greatest authors will be included at their December 18 auction, The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector. Part I of The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector will take place in Los Angeles and include 300 of the most important manuscripts of the collection.

Museum of the Moving Image Hosts See It Big!- Classics On The Big Screen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2011

The phrase 'you've got to see it on the big screen!' is often heard by film audiences, and it's true-some movies were simply meant to be seen large.

Museum of the Moving Image Hosts See It Big!- Classics On The Big Screen
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 24, 2011

The phrase 'you've got to see it on the big screen!' is often heard by film audiences, and it's true-some movies were simply meant to be seen large.

Broadway Blogs - Becky Shaw: All's (Vanity) Fair and More...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2009

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Friday, January 9, 2009.

Review - Becky Shaw: All's (Vanity) Fair
by Kristin Salaky - Jan 9, 2009

It's such a shame that Second Stage's crackling production of Becky Shaw, Gina Gionfriddo's comedy of ill manners, is scheduled to close on February 1st. I can't think of a better Valentine's Day entertainment for cynically single urbanites looking to combat the champagne and roses splendor with which the coupled celebrate February 14th than this acidic portrait of the down and dirty business of allowing oneself to be emotionally available. Populated with smart, articulate characters who say clever things while living sad little lives, a night at Becky Shaw can do wonders for the self-esteem of the lonely hearted looking to both be entertained by and feel superior to those in or looking for love.

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