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Shakespeare’s Brand Cost Him 15 Large

The Washington Post reports on the draft of William Shakespeare’s coat of arms currently on display at the Folger Library. The short of it: a) he paid a boot-load for his COA; b) possessing a COA as an actor was quite the cause célèbre ; c) it was worth ever last ducat! More: Would you [...]

The Global Prospects for Enhanced Oil Recovery

“I see, as in a map, the end of all”. Like William Shakespeare’s Queen Elizabeth, King Hubbert saw the end of oil not in a map, but in a bell-shaped curve, predicting as far back as 1956 that oil would peak at 12.5 billion barrels a year around 2000. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Harold Bloom, Giant of the Canon!

For decades, Harold Bloom, the most eminent literary critic of our time, has taught a seminar at Yale, titled "Shakespeare & Originality." The class might very well have been titled "Bloom & Originality," for it has focused almost as...Show More Summary

Climate Change Hysteria and the Madness of Crowds

Guest essay by Charles Battig Shakespeare’s Hamlet pondered the eternal conundrum of competing choices. His “Aye, there’s the rub” nicely summarizes the conflicts inherent in the present socio/political/scientific arena of climate discussions. Years of relentless doomsday prognostications by a variety … Continue reading ?

Tim Kennedy Requests Random Drug Testing for Fight with Yoel Romero at UFC 178

First, it was Vitor Belfort 's elevated levels of testosterone in February. Next came Wanderlei Silva's refusal to be tested in May. It all came to a climax only Shakespeare could pen when Chael Sonnen tested positive for human growth...Show More Summary

The History of the Blurb

What if Petrarch had blurbed The Divine Comedy, or Shakespeare, “author of Tony Award-winning sensation Hamlet,” had reviewed Don Quixote? Tom Rachman imagines these blurbs and more for The Rumpus, and his piece pairs well with our brief history of the blurb.

Perfect Friendship

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. Shakespeare, The Tempest Last month's enemies are this month's friends. Sort of. We owe it all to Nouri al-Maliki. He has a way of bringing enemies together. When Saddam Hussein, a Sunni, was running tIraq he favored the Sunnis and suppressed the Shiites. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: July 10, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: lazy days of summer art, open-air Shakespeare, and a whole lot of air guitar. Art: Duuuudes, wouldn’t you rather be at the beach right now? If you can’t get your toes into some sand, the #Hashtag Gallery has a hot alternative. Show More Summary

The National Theatre could – and should – survive without state funding

Two glorious playhouses grace the south bank of the Thames. Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre stage the finest shows available anywhere in the world. Both are kept in business… Continue reading The post The National Theatre could – and should – survive without state funding appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Manga Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, known as England’s national poet and the Bard of Avon, is also known as the bane of English class for many students, but Manga Shakespeare makes the poet and writer cool, blending his classic tales with eye-catching art and a modern Manga twist. While still staying true to the original texts, three of […]

Are 'Sherlock' fans ruining Martin Freeman's 'Richard III' performance?

Would William Shakespeare be a "Sherlock" fan?That question will never have an answer, but it's certain that some Shakespeare fans are not pleased with "Sherlock" devotees coming to performances of "Richard III" starring Martin Freeman.Some theater critics have been especially harsh on enthusiastic "Sherlock" lovers at the performances. Show More Summary

In Truth There Is Beauty

When William Shakespeare wrote "This above all, to thine own self be true" (Hamlet) he wasn't offering business advice and he would likely have been skeptical that it might be cited as such more than 400 years later. But in an era when transparency and authenticity are increasingly critical, it remains sound advice. Show More Summary

Shakespeare to exit the vault

5 days agoArts : Arts Post

In the canon of Western literature, William Shakespeare’s First Folio is “the jewel of our house.” Published by the playwright’s colleagues in 1623, just a few years after his death, this extraordinary book contains 36 plays and is the sole source for such immortal works as “Macbeth,” “The Tempest” and “As You Like It.” Without […]

16 Jon Stewart insults worthy of Shakespeare

The Bard is a much bigger influence on the late night comedy show host than you might expect

Theatre - Kate Mulvany - Tartuffe

Kate Mulvany’s love of drama comes full circle this month as she fronts Bell Shakespeare’s contemporary adaptation of Tartuffe

Julius Caesar - Globe July 2014

Claire van Kampen; new score for Julius Caesar; Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Reviewed by Jill Barlow on Jul 2 2014 Star rating: 4.0 Music so robust & noisy - even before play starts - Drunken sounds of re-enactment of Roman Feast of Lupercalia...Show More Summary

Stylification Series: Featuring Tamsin Lonsdale

With all due respect to one of the greatest ever- William Shakespeare said, " a rose by any other name would smell as sweet..." but I beg to differ. Tamsin Lonsdale, is most definitely not like any ordinary English rose. She is undeniably...Show More Summary

My Little Kanye West

last weekOdd : Neatorama

As we all know, Kanye West is the greatest living artist. As the man himself once put it: I am Warhol. I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Let us now venerate him before this idol made by Mari Kasurinen. Show More Summary

Who Are the NFL's Biggest Underachievers?

When William Shakespeare wrote, "Oft expectation fails, and most oft there, where most it promises," he could have been talking about any number of would-be NFL stars. Every year, scouts get enamored with elite measureables and physical traits that certain prospects bring to the table. Show More Summary

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