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Biking with the Bard

11 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

During a two-wheeled jaunt through England in the footsteps of Shakespeare, I learned how to appreciate my surroundings…and that the bard must have had a toned butt.

Actor Booth Colman Dies At 91

Veteran actor Booth Colman - a character actor who appeared on seemingly countless TV shows and in more than 50 films over five decades - has died at the age of 91. He died in his sleep on Dec. 15. An expert on Shakespeare who typically...Show More Summary

What Happened When "Something Rotten!" Left the 5th Ave for Broadway?

Courtesy of the 5th Ave Now you have to go to New York to see it. Earlier this week, the 5th Avenue Theatre announced that Something Rotten!—a new musical comedy about an arrogant Shakespeare—had dropped out of the coming season andShow More Summary

Thou, thee, ye, you

Ever wonder what the rules were for when to use thou, thee, ye, or you in Shakespeare or the King James Bible? For example, the inscription on front of the Main Building at The University of Texas says Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. Why ye at the beginning […]

Review: Shakespeare Theatre Company's The Tempest

It's hard to imagine a better production than this. [ more › ]

Theatre - The Sydney Hills Shakespeare in the Park

05-30 Dec Sport for Jove have a reputation for excellent productions of Shakespeare and the classics; this is their sixth annual summer outdoor season, and features...

High-Seas Adventure Aboard Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 'Pericles'

CST's 'Pericles' is a plot-packed yet playful Shakespearean comedy. [ more › ]

New York Post kicks off 'Suck for the Duck' campaign for Mariota

The Jets' new marketing campaign. pic.twitter.com/8lVYOPbVoX — Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) December 14, 2014 Somewhere, Shakespeare is smiling. The New York Jets are awful. There's no way around that. And they're going to keep on being awful until they get one, or two, or 22 players to replace the current crop. Show More Summary

The creation of William Shakespeare: How the Bard really became a legend

Shakespeare wasn't always a literary icon — or even the most popular writer of his era. Then how did he get so big?

Chicago Shakespeare Stages a Lush, Celebratory Production of Pericles

2 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Chicago Shakespeare's new production of Pericles begins as the prince arrives in Antioch to bid for the hand of King Antiochus' daughter. Pericles must solve Antiochus' riddle, because those who fail to do so are beheaded. The stage décor...

REVIEW: 'Pericles' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Late in life, when writers are more inclined to take the bigger, sadder, more complicated view of our long haul on this planet, William Shakespeare wrote (or more likely co-wrote) what variously are called the romances, the late plays or last plays. I sometimes think of them as the mellow...

Dogs That Look Like Famous Poets

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

Ernest Hemingway iWilliam Shakespeare Dan Bannino, a photographer from Italy, encourages people to adopt pets from animals shelters. To get the attention of potential pet owners, he photographs dogs that look like famous writers, particularly poets. Show More Summary

The Good Part: A Renaissance Christmas @ Folger Shakespeare Library

A showcase of some of the most beautiful music from the middle of the Renaissance. [ more › ]

TRUTH WILL COME OUT: THE SENATE REPORT CONTAINS SOME INCONVENIENT TRUTHS

2 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

Below is my column today in USA Today on the torture report. This is the slightly longer version that ran on the Internet. —————————————– As Shakespeare wrote in the Merchant of Venice, “truth will out.” The release of the report of the Senate Intelligence Committee was the long-awaited truth about one of this country’s most […]

'Sons of Anarchy': What was that Shakespeare quote in the series finale?

Warning: The following contains spoilers related to the "Sons of Anarchy" series finale. If you haven't watched the episode, stop reading now.When the "Sons of Anarchy" series finale came to a close, a quote from playwright William Shakespeare appeared on the screen. Show More Summary

Christmas gift guide: 8 nerdy gift suggestions for your resident hipster

SHOP IT: William Shakespeare's Star Wars, $9.99, modcloth, Smart Phone Projector, $28, urbanoutfitters.com, Constellation Doormat, $23.99, modcloth.com, MiP Robot, $100, ahalife.com, Epic Laser Keyboard, $129, ahalife.com, Pivot Wooden Amplifier, $75,...

Is Studying Buffy the Vampire Slayer More Important Than Studying Shakespeare?

Back in 2012, Slate decided to do a quick, informal study to see which of the world’s most cerebral and think-piece-spawning television shows had inspired the most articles in academic journals. It was a fun exercise, an attempt to see...Show More Summary

Shakespeare at the end of the world: Why 'Station Eleven' is your 2014 must read

For the final MashableReads selection of the year, we've chosen Station Eleven by Emily St. John MandelStation Eleven is a beautiful, haunting book that will stay with you long after you read it, and we hope that you will read along with us in the MashableReads book club In Station Eleven, St. Show More Summary

"To chap, or not to chap - that is the question…" A question you...

"To chap, or not to chap - that is the question…" A question you can answer with our Shakespearean Lip Balm Set! You get Hamlet (with bonus piece of Yorick), Shakespeare and Macbeth (or as we call it: the Scottish balm). They are ready to make your mouth as moist as Desdemona’s hand in Act 3, Scene 4 of Othello. Buy a set here

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