Defending a dying art, opera troupe tours rural China

May 2, 2017

Defending a dying art, opera troupe tours rural China

For the 50-year-old Chinese opera performer, every aspect of the dimly lit backstage room was a reminder that things had changed. The elaborate costumes carelessly thrown aside, the young troupe members playing with their smartphones, the half-eaten noodles abandoned in the corner — all ...

Apr 11, 2017

Acrobat dies after fall during Disney rehearsal

An acrobatic performer preparing for a show at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, died on Monday after falling from wires hung about 10 meters above a theater stage, police said. Kazutaka Yoshino, 38, from Tokyo fell to the stage at around ...

Secrets of early Shakespeare theater dug up in London

May 20, 2016

Secrets of early Shakespeare theater dug up in London

British archaeologists raised the curtain Thursday on a 16th century theater that staged William Shakespeare plays like “Romeo and Juliet” and where the bard himself acted in “London’s first theater land.” The Curtain theater put on productions between 1577 and 1625 as one of ...