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J. J. Grandville

Name at birth: Jean Ignace Isidore GérardJ.J. Grandville was a French illustrator and lithographer known for his fantastical drawings and his satirical caricatures created during the reign of King Lou…

Ovid

Name at birth: Publius Ovidius NasoOvid was one of the greatest poets of antiquity and the author of Metamorphoses, a masterpiece on Greek and Roman myths. What Virgil was to epic poetry, Ovid was to …

2002 Lucille Lortel Awards

Outstanding PlayMetamorphoses Outstanding MusicalUrinetownOutstanding RevivalCymbelineOutstanding DirectorMary Zimmerman, MetamorphosesOutstanding ChoreographerJohn Carrafa, UrinetownOutstandi…

2002 Drama Desk Awards

The Drama Desk, a group of 150 theater critics and reporters, announced the awards on May 19, 2002.Outstanding Play (tie)The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? and MetamorphosesOutstanding MusicalThorou…

The 68th Annual Drama League Awards

The Drama League announced the 2002 award winners April 2002Best PlayMetamorphoses Best MusicalUrinetownBest RevivalThe CrucibleDistinguished PerformanceLiam Neeson, The Crucible Unique Contr…

Brewer's: Fir-tree

(The). Atys was metamorphosed into a fir-tree by Cybele, as he was about to lay violent hands on himself. (Ovid Metamorphoses, x. fable 2.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobh…

Elizabeth

Director:Shekhar KapurWriter:Michael HirstGramercy; R; 124 minutesRelease:11/98Cast:Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Vi…

Reindeer Games

Director:John FrankenheimerWriter:Ehren KrugerDimension Films; R; 99 minutesRelease:2/00Cast:Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Gary Sinise Rudy (Ben Affleck) is a petty car thief, released from pr…

An American Werewolf in Paris

Director: Anthony Waller Writers: Tim Burns, Anthony Waller and Tom Stern Director of Photography: Egon Werdin Editor: Peter R. Adam …

Brewer's: Hanged

or Strangled. Examples from the ancient classic writers: (1) AC'HIUS, King of Lydia, endeavoured to raise a new tribute from his subjects and was hanged by the enraged populace, who threw t…