TIME International, Feb. 6, 1995

Top Speed to Shakespeare Who says an actor can't go from the bus to the Bard? KEANU REEVES, star of the movie Speed, did it with resounding success. As Hamlet for 3O sold-out performances at the Manitoba Theater Center in Winnipeg, he is getting standing ovations. ``Keanu has amazing physicality and a lot of raw passion. So does Hamlet,'' says director Lewis Baumander, who did a Romeo and Juliet in Toronto with Reeves 11 years ago. Canada's Stephen Russell, who plays Claudius, credits Reeves, 30, with bringing a younger audience in from the cold: ``He is opening eyes to Shakespeare.'' Another...

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