"It’s no longer controversial to give other authors a share in Shakespeare’s plays—not because he was a front for an aristocrat, as conspiracy theorists since the Victorian era have proposed, but because scholars have come to recognize that writing a play in the sixteenth century was a bit like writing a screenplay today, with many […]
In 1989, a young professor named Gary Taylor published “Reinventing Shakespeare,” in which he argued that Shakespeare’s unrivalled literary status derives less from the sheer greatness of his plays than from the cultural institutions that have mythologized the Bard, elevating him above equally talented Renaissance playwrights. Show More Summary
Shakespeare's Juliet famously asked, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet." She argued that Romeo's surname, Montague – that of her family's rival house – was a mere title with no real bearing on his "dear perfection" to her.
What is the hardest of all the plays by William Shakespeare to produce today? You'd probably wager the deep-thought tragic masterpieces, or the problematic dramas like "Othello," "The Merchant of Venice" and "The Taming of the Shrew." But you could make a case for "Love's Labor's Lost," which opened...
by Ana Sofia Knauf Vandals plastered Neo-Nazi posters outside of the Glenn Hughes Theatre, which is featuring Shakespeare's As You Like It. Many cast members are people of color. Mike Hipple During last night's production of As You Like...Show More Summary
Eight times a week, in a rowdy, devastating, gender-bending production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at St. Ann’s Warehouse, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the British actress Harriet Walter plays Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan. Dressed...Show More Summary
Shakespeare could not have been more correct when he observed, "desperate times breed desperate measures." There's a lot of desperation in the securities industry -- and for good reason. You're no longer a clueless victim and are abandoning active management in droves. Show More Summary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YeCpHoy9EQ You may know Charlie Brooker only through his amazing Black Mirror programs, but savvy Brookerfen are avid viewers of his Screenwipe/Newswipe shows -- acerbic, potty-mouthed media criticism...Show More Summary
Kahn will leave having made Shakespeare a native language in the nation’s capital, and having done more to reshape and elevate D.C. theater than anyone since the late Arena Stage founder Zelda Fichandler.
It’s believed that the notes have been arriving for more than a century, with a photograph of some dating back to the late 1800s. Many are mailed to Verona, Italy, addressed simply to Juliet—yes, that Juliet, of “wherefore art thou” fame; others are tucked into the cracks of her symbolic tomb in San Francesco al Corso monastery. Show More Summary
Shakespeare is a font of inspiration for writers, not only for the words he put to paper, but for the worlds built around the words. For her new novel Miranda and Caliban, Jacqueline Carey explores the world of The Tempest, one of the bard’s greatest play. What does she find there? Here she is to […]
"Listen, I love it when directors and actors make bold choices with Shakespeare, or play against him – and a lot of innovation begins in university or amateur theatres. But there’s a difference between subversive takes and regressive ones."
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Can the works of Shakespeare be improved upon? Nahum Tate certainly thought so.
William Shakespeare and Abraham Lincoln, please take the stand. Do you swear to tell the truth? The post What Question Would you ask any of the Great Men of History? appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Shakespeare's Lear starts off at the edge of a cliff and jumps. That's essentially the plot of the play. If Lear had his marbles, he never would have made his outrageous demand. Perhaps his disinhibition is the first stage of senile dementia. Show More Summary
A rap movie based around Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus,' no less.
Written a few years before his death, "Cymbeline" at times feels as if William Shakespeare were going through some of his favorites, tossing them in a blender and hitting "frappe." (Yes, there were no blenders in Elizabethan England. Work with me. Or substitute "mortar and pestle," if it makes...
How Universal Is Shakespeare? Bring Down the House, a Diverse, All-Female Henry VI, Wants Answers by Rich Smith T he day following National Day of Patriotic Devotion, the cast and crew of Seattle Shakespeare and upstart crow collective's joint production Bring Down the House had a decision to make. Show More Summary
Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Sipa via AP Images President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House to board Marine One. A llyn Burrows was recently named the artistic director of Shakespeare and Company, in Lenox, Massachusetts, one of the nation’s leading festivals of Shakespeare and other theatre. Show More Summary