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Monday, March 18, 2002

CLOWNING AROUND

The Universoul Circus returns to Prospect Park on March 19 with "Platinum Soul 2002." The circus, including Onionhead the Clown (pictured), will perform through April 21, at the Wollman Rink Lot, Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard. Tickets are $10-$40. Showtimes are Mondays through Fridays 10:30 am and 7:30 pm; Saturdays noon, 4:30 pm and Sundays 3:30 pm and 7 pm For more information, visit www.universoulcircus.com. Comment.

WHODUNIT

In her play "Towards Zero," famed mystery writer Agatha Christie has Thomas Royde, an English gentleman, expound a theory of murder that the audience can only assume is the playwright’s own. Murders, says Royde, begin long before they are actually perpetrated and advance step by step toward that "zero hour." Comment.

CHOICE IS YOURS

It’s not only fast-living rockers who die in their prime. When he died in 1828, Franz Schubert was only 31 years old. Comment.

SOUTH AFRICAN FLAIR

Walking into Madiba is like crashing a party thrown by the friendliest people in town. Comment.

DYNAMIC DUO

Long before such megastar couples as Warren and Annette, and Guy and Madonna, it was Jean-Luc and Anna who were the biggest international movie stars around. Comment.

A RARE TREAT

Until recently, few people other than academics and diehard Shakespeare aficionados had ever heard of "Cymbeline." Even this reviewer, who learned the beautiful poem "Hark! hark! the lark" at her mother’s knee, never dreamed it came from this Shakespearean romance. Comment.

A DIVA ARRIVES

Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway has a career - and personality - that are brimming with contradictions. Comment.

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