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'Civil Strife' concludes Barbara Gaines' epic comment on conflict

With another six hours of stage traffic — cascading through "Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3" and "Richard III" — adapter and director Barbara Gaines has concluded her fervently anti-war take on Shakespeare's history plays, the centerpiece of Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival,...

44 of Gwyneth Paltrow's Best Red Carpet Looks Ever

Almost 20 years ago, Gwyneth Paltrow rocketed to Hollywood stardom with lead roles in Emma and an Oscar-winning turn in Shakespeare In Love; simultaneously, Gwyneth's upward trajectory to style icon status was solidified by her red carpet looks that wowed with every appearance. Show More Summary

What Is Shakespeare’s Most Popular Play?

21 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

First, try to answer this question from your own experience. Don’t spend too much time thinking about it. I immediately said Hamlet, maybe because that was the first of Shakespeare’s plays I ever knew about. My mother had to read it for college, and she read most of it out loud to me. Show More Summary

British Twitter explains what it means to be British with hilarious hashtag

Oh to be British.  The land that gave us Shakespeare has become as well-known for its quirky inhabitants and their social customs, as for the works of any famous playwright. And British Twitter has done us a delight — providing a glimpse...Show More Summary

7 Surefire Ways to Profit Online

Can you write? If so, then you can make big money online. Now, I'm not talking about writing like Shakespeare, Stephen King or James Patterson. I'm not even talking about writing with such perfect grammar that your high school English...Show More Summary

Shorties (Margaret Atwood on Rewriting Shakespeare, Ed Piskor on His Hip Hop Family Tree Books, and more)

Margaret Atwood discussed rewriting Shakespeare (her new novel The Hag-Seed is a reinterpretation of The Tempest) at the Guardian. Ed Piskor discussed his Hip Hop Family Tree graphic novels with the Washington Post. Ebooks on sale for $1.99 today:...

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yesterdayArts : Parterre Box

Macbeth has always been my favorite of Shakespeare’s plays. One of the many reasons for this is that it is his most succinct (read: shortest) of all his works. The characters get right down to work immediately with their foul deeds. ...Show More Summary

Tarlinskaja on Shakespeare.

Marina Tarlinskaja, per Wikipedia, is “a Russian-born American linguist specializing in the statistical analysis of verse,” and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann’s TLS review (from July 31, 2015) of her Shakespeare and the Versification of English...Show More Summary

When Margaret Atwood Rewrites Shakespeare

Shakespeare refuses to be boxed in. Not only do we know very little about what he really thought, felt and believed, but the plays themselves are elusive. Just when you think you’ve got a meaning nailed down, your interpretation melts like jelly and you’re left scratching your head. Maybe he’s deep, very deep. Or maybe […]

Release the Infinite Monkeys to Make VR Great

Release the infinite monkeys into VR, and in not too long, someone’s going to pound out some Shakespeare. The post Release the Infinite Monkeys to Make VR Great appeared first on WIRED.

J.G. Biberkopf announces Ecologies II: Ecosystems Of Excess on Knives

Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf’s first Ecologies release was partly inspired by the idea of Anthropocene-like “disruptions” to states of nature and existence, and his second Ecologies release, out November 11 on Kuedo and Joe Shakespeare’s Knives imprint, seems to (unsurprisingly, given the title) follow a similar theme. Show More Summary

'King Charles III' Is A Witty Dramedy Tailor-Made For Royal Watchers And Shakespeare Nerds

The year is 2020, say, and beloved English monarch Elizabeth II has just died ? that's perhaps jumping the gun in terms of a prediction, though, given that she's only 90 this year and her mother lived to 101. [ more › ]

Robert Bathurst to star in 'King Charles III' at Chicago Shakespeare

Robert Bathurst, known as Sir Anthony Strallan on "Downton Abbey," will star in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of "King Charles III," it was announced Thursday. The complete cast features Jordan Dean as Prince William, Amanda Drinkall as Kate Middleton, Alec Manley Wilson as Prince Harry,...

What's on Today: Shakespeare, festival and meet new people

5 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Where to go, what to do today in Shanghai. Read on for Shanghaiist's picks. [ more › ]

Crossing guard fights off man trying to kidnap little girl

Though she be but little, she is fierce. What Shakespeare once said is incredible true about one hero. Adrian Young is a crossing guard, and though she is only 4'8", she is remarkably powerful. According to Inside Edition, she helped save an 8-year-old girl from being kidnapped from a California playground by a stranger who was arrested. Show More Summary

L.A. theater openings, Sept. 25-Oct. 2: 'Phoebe Zeitgeist Returns to Earth' and more

This week: A song-filled salute to the films of Martin Scorsese, a musical prequel to Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” and an updated take on a saucy 1970s-era satire by German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Peter & the Starcatcher Tony-winning musical prequel to “Peter Pan.” Morgan-Wixson Theatre,...

The 10 (Really 12) Most-Produced Plays In America 2016-17

Leaving aside Shakespeare and Christmas plays (which you sort of have to do), the leading character on American stages this season is a foul-mouthed sock puppet.

The 20 (Really 21) Most-Produced Playwrights In America 2016-17 (Not Counting Shakespeare Or Sondheim)

“American Theatre started counting the Top 20 playwrights in 2014 and so far, 2016-17 is the most diverse season yet, with 8 playwrights of color and 6 women represented, an increase from last year (with 3 and 5, respectively).”

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