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Wednesday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 28 Sep 2011

Today in the roundup: Assessing Shakespeare Dallas’ Hamlet, the Rolling Stones in Fort Worth and words from the Amon Carter’s director.


‘HAMLET’ IN THE PARK: Shakespeare Dallas is going with a streamlined version of Hamlet this fall and modernizing the action to a post-World War II setting. The reviews are mostly positive, and much of the show’s strength comes courtesy of the man playing the title character. “Cameron Cobb is remarkable, overall,” Lawson Taitte writes on dallasnews.com. “He nails the Prince of Denmark’s quick intelligence, his aristocratic hauteur and his feverish excitability.” David Novinski was also impressed. “He attacks the role creating a Hamlet that is solid and aggressive,” he writes on theaterjones.com. Catch the show through Oct. 16.

THE STONES COME TO TOWN (SORT OF): Last week, it was announced that an unreleased Rolling Stones concert film – taped during a 1978 performance in Fort Worth – will be shown in movie theaters. And now we know the date. Some Girls Live in Texas, which was filmed at Will Rogers Auditorium, will be shown on Oct. 18; dfw.com has more details.

FROM THE DIRECTOR: Andrew Walker, the new director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, is turning to the web to communicate with fans of the museum. Every other Tuesday he’ll post on the museum’s blog; his latest post – about hanging a few Alexander Hogue works to find a little synergy with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s current retrospective – went up yesterday. “Walking through the exhibition, I found myself face to face with an artist of prodigious talent constantly experimenting with style and subject matter, though always coming back to the landscape of his immediate world,” he writes.