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10 Dramatic Facts About King Lear

6 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The tragic monarch has captivated audiences for centuries, but there's still plenty to learn about Shakespeare's classic play.

Helen Hunt embraces the feel of prose, verse in 'Shakespeare Uncovered' on PBS

The Oscar winner will host an upcoming episode of PBS's 'Shakespeare Uncovered' that will focus on 'Much Ado About Nothing.'        

Watch 'The Lyft Rapper' co-create music with his passengers

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Shakespeare wrote that "All the world's a stage." But for Oakland, California-based Ashel Eldridge, he's made his car his stage. Dubbed "The Lyft Rapper," he invites his passengers to choose a topic and style of song and he'll make up...Show More Summary

“Services Procurement” or “Procurement of Services” — What’s in a Name?

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: Incendiary Tidbits, L2 Many of us will recognize this quote from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet:...Show More Summary

Shakespeare on the Fire Down Below

My favorite Oregonian luthier, Dave Bagwill, sends this for our delectation: PROSPERO (to FERDINAND) Look thou be true. Do not give dalliance Too much the rein. The strongest oaths are straw To th' fire i' th' blood. Be more abstemious,...

Shakespeare, Off the Cuff

Juliet was based on my former downstairs neighbor Carla. And, before you ask, Carla did not commit suicide. (Laughs)

South Korea’s winter of bitcoin discontent as government fights over proposed ban

South Korea’s crackdown on bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading has turned into a comedic farce worthy of a Shakespeare play with varying reports saying that the government itself is racked with serious infighting over where to go forward in the space. Show More Summary

Sunday assorted links

1. Interview with Pandit Nayan  Ghosh.  Could it be that Indian classical music, along with Bach-Brahms Germanic classical music, are mankind’s two greatest aesthetic achievements?  Shakespeare too?  And an interview with John Adams....Show More Summary

The week ahead in L.A. theatre, Jan. 14-21: 'Shakespeare in Love,' 'Cabaret' and more

Capsule reviews are by Philip Brandes (P.B.), F. Kathleen Foley (F.K.F.), Margaret Gray (M.G.), Charles McNulty (C.M.) and Daryl H. Miller (D.H.M.). Openings I Am My Own Wife Doug Wright’s Tony-winning solo drama about a 65-year-old German transvestite who survived the Nazi regime and then Communist...

Here’s Our First(ish) Look at Daisy Ridley as a Not-So-Helpless Ophelia

last weekHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Whether or not the movie lives up to my hopes, I'm incredibly excited at even the idea of reimagining such a complex, undervalued character through a feminist lens. And that's not a knock at Shakespeare. I wouldn't dream. But we saw Ophelia through Hamlet's eyes–that was the entire point.

Mark the music

A certain world leader seems not to be able to sing along with his country's national anthem.You can watch it here.We might do well to remember the words of Lorenzo in Act 5, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's The Merchant of VeniceThe reasonShow More Summary

“Eeda”… An impressively distinct take on the world’s most well-known romance

Spoilers ahead… Read the full review on Film Companion, here: http://www.filmcompanion.in/article/eeda-movie-review Eeda (Here) is being sold as an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but the most defining scenes have little to do with star-crossed lovers. Take the stretch where Kannur boy Anand (Shane Nigam), who now works in an insurance firm in Mysore, […]

I Want to Believe... That David Duchovny's New Album Title is a Reference to Shakespeare's The Tempest

by Sean Nelson "Dear Mister Duchovny—" No, too formal. "Dear Dave—" No, too familiar. "Do you mind if I call you Fox—" GOD I'M SUCH AN IDIOT! The non-stop torrent of good news that has kept this new year smelling fresh as a daisy continued...Show More Summary

The Pleasure of Re-Reading

In addition to re-reading some of Shakespeare's plays, I've been doing the same with other works that have meant a lot to me. Jiri Weil's Life with a Star was just as powerful the second time around. The humor of Farley Mowat's Never Cry Wolf is so good it deserves multiple readings. Show More Summary

New Director Of Shakespeare's Globe To Let Cast Pick Roles And Audiences Choose Plays

"Saying she wants to dismantle theatre hierarchies, Michelle Terry announced [that]... none of the actors turning up for rehearsals [for Hamlet and As You Like It] will know which role they are taking, with the whole ensemble choosing who plays whom. In a similar vein, when the plays The Merchant of Venice, The Taming […]

What to see, hear and do this week, January 4–10

THEATER The Comedy of Errors. The Shakespeare Tavern offers a new original practice production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, starring J.L. Reed and Adam King. January 6–28. Shakespeare Tavern. Dinosaur! The Alliance’s Theatre forShow More Summary

Judi Dench On 60 Years In Show Biz, Playing Queens, And Loving Shakespeare And James Bond- The Actor’s Side

A big day for my Deadline video series, The Actor’s Side,  as true movie and stage royalty Dame Judi Dench came by for an in depth conversation about her life, career  and the current film that has put her back on the awards circuitShow More Summary

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