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Authors and Their Pseudonyms: INFOGRAPHIC

11 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

As William Shakespeare once wrote, “What’s in a name?”

The Darcy Shirt, a Tour Rider

It’s official: The shirt that turned the actor Colin Firth into a heartthrob—and helped fuel the continuing global Jane Austen pandemonium—is coming to the United States. The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington confirmed that it has secured a loan of the billowing white shirt worn by Mr. Firth in an indelible scene in the 1995 BBC mini-series of “Pride and Prejudice.”

Learn Shakespeare With Ian McKellen!

William Shakespeare’s plays are more than 400 years old, and his prose and verses are now becoming easier to interpret with the help of actor Ian McKellen. McKellen and film director Richard Loncraine are unveiling their new iPad app,...Show More Summary

Celebrating the Bard’s Crudest Moments

This post originally appeared on Strong Language, a sweary blog about swearing. Four hundred years ago, Shakespeare shuffled off this mortal coil. Across the globe, bardolators are observing the date—if not the whole month, nay, year—with various celebrations of his momentous legacy. Show More Summary

Interview: George C. Wolfe Makes a Musical, Part 1

George C. Wolfe George C. Wolfe has directed such diverse productions as Angels in America, Caroline or Change, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, and Topdog/Underdog as well as serving as Producer of the New York Shakespeare Festival from 1993 through 2005. Show More Summary

5 Things Shakespeare Taught Me About Sex

To celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday, scholar and author Jillian Keenan explains five crucial things Shakespeare can teach us about sex in this article originally featured on Signature. For centuries, the dirty side of Shakespeare has been an elephant in the literary room. Show More Summary

David Tennant and Stephen Colbert Chat About Shakespeare

The two chatted about how the works of William Shakespeare have stayed relevant four centuries following The Bard's death.

Jack Whitehall: Who's Drunker, England or America?

Comedian Jack Whitehall performs jokes about how New Yorkers drink like Brits and why The Lion King is Shakespeare with fur. From The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Marx, Freud, Hitler, Mandela, Greer…Shakespeare Influenced Them All

Even if you’ve never read or seen any of Shakespeare’s works, his influence has touched your life. The post Marx, Freud, Hitler, Mandela, Greer…Shakespeare Influenced Them All appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Los Angeles Ballet's 'Romeo and Juliet' a happy alliance between dance families

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Montagues and Capulets may be feuding once again, but in Los Angeles Ballet's forthcoming production of "Romeo and Juliet," Shakespeare's tragic love story is a happier family affair. The company, led by husband-wife team Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, concludes its 10th-anniversary...

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Sneak Peek: Saving Bonnie Bennett?

William Shakespeare once wrote THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, which involved brothers, infidelity, the supernatural, demonic possession, madness, near-seduction, mistaken identities, jealousy and possible death. Tonight, in “Kill’Em All,” and...Show More Summary

West Wing Week 4/29/16 or, “Let's Have a Conversation”

Last week we left you in Saudi Arabia, and this week, the President continued his travels abroad. In London, he met with the Queen, the Prime Minister, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and actors bringing Shakespeare to life. In Germany, he witnessed innovation and technology hard at work at the Hannover Messe Fair. Show More Summary

A&E Looking to Shakespeare for Horror Anthology Series; Lifetime Heading to the Water

A&E have announced that they are going to be developing an anthology horror series of their own, only they’re looking at a rather interesting inspirational source: William Shakespeare. According to Variety, A+E Studios has a series they’re calling “A Midsummer’s Nightmare” in the works and the episodes are said to be adaptions of Shakespeare’s plays […]

Newswire: Ian McKellen launches app to make Shakespeare easier to understand

If you’ve ever struggled to read a Shakespeare play, don’t feel bad: Ian McKellen is here to assure you that reading Shakespeare is impossible. In fact, he argues, actually reading and interpreting a Shakespeare play is a task meant only for actors, in much the same way reading sheet music is a task meant only for musicians. Show More Summary

How Madeline Sayet is Transforming the Way We Think About Shakespeare

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

As resident director of the arts organization Amerinda, 26-year-old Madeline Sayet is building a better future for Native American performers, helping them land more diverse and complex roles. Her latest endeavor: creating indigenous and feminist retellings of Shakespeare. Here’s how she’s banishing stereotypes while breathing new life into the Bard.

MY PEOPLE: Marc Randazza Wrote An Amicus Brief About Klingon, And It’s Magnificent.  One of the fir…

MY PEOPLE: Marc Randazza Wrote An Amicus Brief About Klingon, And It’s Magnificent.  One of the first reviews of my first book was in Klingon.  Like the original Shakespeare, I was told.

Stephen Colbert and David Tennant Ask “Who’s on First?” on The Late Show - Oh yeah, and they talk about Shakespeare, too.

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

I knew I couldn't be the only American Whovian whose brain constantly went to the "Who's on First?" place when thinking about Doctor Who. In a recent promo for The Late Show, Stephen Colbert and guest David Tennant get into a wonderfully confusing chat about a role that Tennant is famous for. Check it out above.

A lesson in color grading

If Shakespeare were a photographer today, he’d have lost so many jobs to his “To tone or not to tone” predicament that in comparison you’d probably be able to catch more snowflakes in your mouth during a 20 second freak blizzard than he would have landed paid work. Today I’m here with a video for [...] The post A lesson in color grading appeared first on DIY Photography.

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