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Monster Mash: First female playwright at Globe; new JFK film footage; 'La Bete' to Broadway

February 16, 2010 |  8:45 am


-- Breaking the glass ceiling: Nell Leyshon will be the first female playwright to be produced at what is now Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. (The Guardian)

-- Found footage: The Sixth Floor Museum in Texas has released new film footage of President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, arriving at Love Field in 1963. (Dallas Morning News)

-- Broadway bound: A new production of David Hirson's 1991 play, "La Bête," starring David Hyde Pierce, Mark Rylance and Joanna Lumley, will open in London in July before a planned Broadway transfer in September. (Playbill)

-- New leadership: The San Antonio Symphony and the Memphis Symphony name new music directors. (San Antonio Express-News and Baltimore Sun)

-- Public-art controversy: A plan to mark the entry points to London's Brick Lane with giant arches in the shape of headscarves  has been condemned as offensive to Muslim women. (The Guardian)

-- Blond ambition: An effort to create an architect-themed Barbie doll fails as voters have chosen to make her a news anchor and a computer engineer. (Curbed LA)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews "Renoir in the 20th Century" at LACMA; the Getty Villa unveils its 2010 theater season. 

-- David Ng

Photo: the Globe Theatre in England. Credit: Associated Press