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The Rocket League: Starbase Arc patch notes are too long, let’s just watch this video instead

59 minutes agoEntertainment / Video Games : VG247

Rocket League: Starbase Arc makes me feel like a teenager watching Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet to avoid reading Shakespeare. Rocket League players can now enjoy the delights of Starbase Arc, a big free update with a new arena and stacks of new features. Rocket League: Starbase Arc was revealed at The Game Awards after […]

‘Skillset’: William Shakespeare, Class Of So Freakin’ Baked

This week, “Skillset” skips across time from Ye Olde England to modern-day stoners to ancient beasts. First up, William Shakespeare stopped going to school when he was 13, but his plays make for great high school movies — especially if they star Julia Stiles. Dr Gitanjali Shahani, a professor of English at San Francisco State... Read more »

Hey, This Is a Thing That Happened: Stephen Bannon Once Wrote Weird, Space-Age Erotic Shakespeare Fanfic

22 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

Are you terrified at the thought of the future of our country? Of course you are. Our President-elect is... well, he is. We don't need to spend precious exposition on why he's going to murder our county. He just...

Death has its day - no fewer than 75 times with Spymonkey at Chicago Shakes

When it comes to chronicling of dumb ways to die, William Shakespeare was ahead of the curve. Gander at his much-disputed authorial oeuvre and you'll find no few than 75 final exits, shufflings off of this mortal coil, breathings of one's last, cashings in of one's chips, departings with or without...

Apple Shares New 'Romeo and Juliet' Ad Highlighting the iPhone 7's Camera

Apple today shared a new iPhone 7 ad on its YouTube channel, which is designed to highlight the video recording features of Apple's latest device. In the ad, entitled "Romeo and Juliet," two children are shown acting out Shakespeare's...Show More Summary

My kingdom for a can of beans! A radical take on the Bard in 'Table Top Shakespeare'

To be, or not to be a bottle of balsamic vinegar, that is the question. It really was the question, at least  when the unorthodox British performance troupe Forced Entertainment conceived of its latest project, “Table Top Shakespeare,” which runs Tuesday through Saturday at the Center for the Art...

The Tempest-Tost Find a Home (at Stratford-upon-Avon)

  In 1993 I was lucky enough to see Simon Russell Beale, then a sprightly 32-year-old, play Ariel in Sam Mendes’ Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Tempest. Last week, at the RSC in Stratford, we saw the 55-year-old Russell Beale’s Prospero, directed by Gregory Doran. This new staging has been done in collaboration with […]

Steve Bannon’s Steamy Space Sex Scene

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Once upon a time, the incoming chief White House strategist was a hobbyist screenwriter who adapted Shakespeares work. One time, one of those works included space sex.

Essential Arts & Culture: The Bard and Harry Potter, art after Fidel, John M. Miller's passing

5 days agoArts : Culture Monster

A “King Lear” double-header. Art after Fidel. And a quiet Los Angeles abstractionist passes away. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles, with all that’s blazing in the world of high culture: Shakespeare to Harry Potter  Times theater critic Charles McNulty traveled to London...

Essential Arts & Culture: The Bard and Harry Potter, art after Fidel, John M. Miller's passing

A “King Lear” double-header. Art after Fidel. And a quiet Los Angeles abstractionist passes away. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles, with all that’s blazing in the world of high culture: Shakespeare to Harry Potter  Times theater critic Charles McNulty traveled to London...

Two Ways to Bring Shakespeare Into the Twenty-First Century

For the four-hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Gregory Doran, the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, wanted to dazzle. He turned to “The Tempest,” the late romance that includes flying spirits, a shipwreck,...Show More Summary

I Had Repeated Psychotic Breaks Onstage At The Royal Shakespeare Co.

Mark Lockyer writes about the horrific experience of developing bipolar disorder (and self-medicating with alcohol) while playing Mercutio in a run of Romeo and Juliet at Stratford in 1995.

Orchestra player goes to jail for cancer fraud

Bethan Doci, 38, a violinist with the Royal Shakespeare Company orchestra and other groups, was jailed yesterday for 32 months for extorting £357,000 by telling people she needed money to fight cancer. Doci, also known as Bethan Morgan, started in 2010 by telling orchestral colleagues she could not work because of cancer. They raised £1,900 […]

Holiday Books Gift Guide: Listen up! These audiobooks are a delight

Holiday Books Gift Guide:Listen up! These audiobooks are a delight Dec. 1, 2016 Hag-Seed Margaret Atwood, read by R.H. Thomson Penguin Random House Audio, $35 A humorous retelling of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," with Prospero re-imagined as a Canadian theater festival director, read by television...

L.A. theater openings, Dec. 4-11: 'Complete Works - Table Top Shakespeare' and more

This week: Shakespeare in miniature at UCLA, the Troubies do Bowie, and the return of the divine Sandra Bernhard. The Ballad of Bimini Baths Readings from Tom Jacobson’s trilogy exploring the darker side of L.A. history. Son of Semele Theater, 3301 Beverly Blvd., L.A. Sun., 5 p.m.; next Sun., 7...

Anne Carson’s Splintered Brilliance

Cassandra (Twelve Characters from Shakespeare), etched and published by John Hamilton Mortimer, 1776. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Olga Sichel and Max Philippson, 1962 I love Anne Carson’s work dearly though I suspect I am too stupid for it. Show More Summary

On Sanctuary: What Is In A Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other word would smell as sweet.” Thus wrote Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet, but names have power as the play’s macabre ending demonstrates. The campus sanctuary movement that has...Show More Summary

Trivial pursuits

Robert Rauschenberg, like Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, was a ‘snapper-up of unconsidered trifles’. Unlike Shakespeare’s character, however, he made… The post Trivial pursuits appeared first on The Spectator.

A tale of two Lears: Glenda Jackson and Antony Sher scale Shakespeare's mightiest tragedy

Two major productions of “King Lear” are taking place on opposite sides of the River Thames, but for London audiences this embarrassment of Shakespearean riches is as normal as autumn’s gunmetal skies.  What is noteworthy is that Glenda Jackson, two-time Oscar-winner and long-serving member of...

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