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Strangely, Strange Magic Is Not Really Magical!

The world could have used a great CG reimagining of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. What a shame this isn’t it. Still there are some good moments to be had from Strange Magic – Alan Cumming rocking out as the Bog King...Show More Summary

What's in a Name?

Are the names we use to describe objects really the result of random convention, or is there a more fundamental relation between how a word sounds and the properties of the object it describes?To say it in Shakespear's words: "What is in a name?"

Reclaiming Creativity

"Creativity" is employed to refer from literally any artistic product of a child through to the intricacies of the theory of evolution, the poetry of Shakespeare, the music of Bach or the ingenuity of the Apple company. How then, are we to refer to creativity at work to drive organizational performance?

This is exactly why surgeons are so fragile. All of them.

You are human and fallible. – Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre Alas, the frailty is to blame, not me — for such as we are made of, such we be … – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night Sha-doo-bee, Shattered … – Mick Jagger, “Shattered”, The Rolling Stones, Some Girls (1978) The image of the surgeon is synonymous with strength. Surgeons are stereotypically charismatic, […]

A Jesuit Shakespeare?

Shakespeare's religious beliefs are the subject of an ongoing scholarly debate. In 1616, the year Shakespeare died, the Jesuit press at the College of St. Omer—then in the Spanish Flanders but now in France—published an edition of poems...Show More Summary

University Classrooms are Replacing Shakespeare with Selfies

Emerging college courses analyze celebrities, selfies, and even 'wasting time on the Internet' to draw insights on pop culture and media

The Origin of Terrorism

Shakespeare thought of everything first, including the model for Islamic terrorism. He can be found in The Tempest in the character of the rebellious monster Caliban. Like the Jihadists, Caliban's violent behavior has been stimulated by the occupation of his land by Western powers, in his case the Milanese magician, Prospero. Show More Summary

Yearly Will I Do This Rite

Earlier this month, the Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) held its 25th annual conference, hosted by the gracious staff at San Francisco Shakespeare Festival; the event was comprised of both a practicum component as well as a more traditional conference, filled with panels, plenaries and keynotes. A Kind of History Sidney Berger, then Producing Director of the Houston […]

Chicago Police to test body camera pilot program

Starting in the next two weeks, some Chicago police officers will begin wearing body cameras, police announced today. As part of a 45- to 60-day pilot program, officers working afternoon shifts in the Northwest Side's Shakespeare District can wear body cameras on their headgear and clothing. Show More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch tries out a new name

Shakespeare would argue names aren't that important — after all, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, right? Nope, not when it comes to Benedict Cumberbatch The actor may be charming and talented, but it turns out, it's really...Show More Summary

'The Table' is back at Chicago Shakespeare

"The Table," part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, is open in previews and runs through Jan. 25 at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier. The puppet work by Blind Summit Theatre of the U.K. was last here in 2013; check out the enclosed review from that engagement.

Biker Movie Trailer: Cymbeline!

William Shakespeare wrote a biker movie with an amazing cast ()! Who knew? Check out the trailer for Cymbeline following the jump.

Anarchy Trailer: This Renamed Shakespeare Adaptation Might as Well Include “Sons Of” In the Title

Remember that modern take on William Shakepeare’s “Cymbeline” that we last saw a trailer for in 2013? It made its debut last fall at the Venice International Film Festival and received mostly negative reviews, so of course they’ve changed the name and now have a new trailer ahead of its release in theaters this March. Show More Summary

'Anarchy' Trailer Starring Milla Jovovich and Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and Milla Jovovich star in a contemporary take on Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' in the first trailer for 'Anarchy'. [...]

Gritty Shakespeare in New Trailer for 'Anarchy,' Formerly 'Cymbeline'

Seemingly trying to capitalize on the popularity of the series "Sons of Anarchy," the contemporary Shakespearean drama Cymbeline has changed its title to just Anarchy, which seems a little misguided. But anyway, along with the new title...Show More Summary

The Anarchy Trailer Adapts Shakespeare as a Crime Thriller

Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich and Dakota Johnson headline an ensemble cast The post The Anarchy Trailer Adapts Shakespeare as a Crime Thriller appeared first on

Copyright in Public Places

By Brian Oliver, from Berklee College of Music's Music Business Journal “All the world’s a stage,” wrote Shakespeare in As You Like It, and he said as much in other plays. The public performance of creative works, including the work of songwriters, has to be seen in that context today. Show More Summary

Dakota Johnson Modernizes Shakespeare in 'Anarchy' Trailer - Watch Now!

Dakota Johnson shows off her fashion sense while picking up her own dry cleaning on Wednesday (January 14) in Los Angeles. Later in the day, the 25-year-old actress grabbed some grub with a close pal at Homestate Cafe. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dakota Johnson Though Dakota is making waves for her upcoming [...]

Gwyneth Paltrow Checks In With Howard Stern: Talks Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt & Chris Martin!

She certainly has plenty of experience with high-profile break-ups and Gwyneth Paltrow opened up about her romantic past during her visit on “The Howard Stern Show” today (January 14). The “Shakespeare in Love” lady credits her decision...Show More Summary

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