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Shakespeare Free For All

David Melville stars in Richard III at ISCLA's summer festival Starting Richard III with a scene before the famous iconic opening speech "now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York" is a very bold move...Show More Summary

SHAKESPEARE + DEADPOOL = SHAKESPOOL

A 60-page back-up story to an upcoming issue of DAREDEVIL.

SDCC: Deadpool's Going Shakespeare in an Oversized Special Issue This Fall

October's "Deadpool" #21 will see the debut of Shakespool, The Mercenary of Venice, in addition to the return of Madcap!

Spotify’s Hidden Literary Gems

The sexy repartee of Darcy delivered straight to my ears? The transatlantic, resounding voice of Sylvia Plath reading her poetry? An entire playlist of Shakespeare’s sonnets is there to delight, along with biographies of classical composers and Anton Chekhov short stories. The post Spotify’s Hidden Literary Gems appeared first on The Millions.

The Drama of Ted Cruz: A Little Bit of Shakespeare in That Speech?

The senator’s address to the Republican National Committee reminded some of Marc Antony’s funeral speech in “Julius Caesar.”

L.A. theater openings, July 24-31: 'Baby Doll' and more

2 days agoArts : Culture Monster

This week: A steamy Tennessee Williams screenplay is adapted for the stage, and actors strip to their skivvies to perform an Oscar Wilde classic. Plus, Shakespeare plays for every taste. Shakespeare by the Sea Locally touring productions of “Cymbeline” and “Othello.” Various locations; details...

Stanford's Much Ado About Nothing revived in Leeds

Caricature of Stanford by Spy, Vanity Fair, 1905 Charles Villiers Stanford's opera Much Ado About Nothing (based on the Shakespeare play) was staged by Opera Viva in 1985 and I caught one of the London performances. It was the sort of...Show More Summary

In Burbank, Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' reimagined for a new generation

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Reenvisioning “Twelfth Night” through millennial-tinted glasses, Coeurage Theatre Company’s revival in Burbank transposes Shakespeare’s plot and theme of cultural alienation into a contemporary fable about diversity and tolerance. Director Kate Jopson’s freewheeling adaptation certainly has the...

“Still A Rose” Gives Us Romeo And Romeo—And Juliet And Juliet

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

A trailer for the short film "Still A Rose" is presenting the Shakespeare classic "Romeo and Juliet" through an LGBT lens.

A Midsummer Night's Tempest Floods Seattle Shakes, Decades of Love's Labours Lost

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Rich Smith This is the Globe Theatre. As far as I know, a pipe did not burst and flood their offices last week. Can't say the same for Seattle Shakespeare Company, though... Claudio Divizia / Shutterstock.com The offices at Seattle Shakes flooded on July 10th, according to managing director John Bradshaw. Show More Summary

“For in that sleep of death what dreams may comeWhen we...

“For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil” Digital sculptor Ryan Kittleson turned the poetry of Shakespeare into an awesome skull-shaped slinky. This 3D-printed Mortal Coil sculpture turns death into an elegant little toy. Show More Summary

Feeling Misanthropic? Here’s Shakespeare’s Guide to Swearing Like One

This post originally appeared on Strong Language, a sweary blog about swearing. Shakespeare’s The Life of Timon of Athens is an overlooked gem in his corpus. Though less accomplished than many of his other tragedies, this moral drama is distinctive—and timely—in its focus on the relationship between money and affection. Show More Summary

The word “provider” should be politically incorrect

It turns out that when Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” he didn’t have medical providers in mind. In the last decade, the nondescript and confusing term “provider” has crept into the American medical lexicon thanks to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) which defined a provider as a Medicare participant that is […]

HAVE YOU BEEN TRANSFORMED BY AN ORGANIZATION?

"Personality, in our sense, is a Shakespearean invention." This week I came across this rather large claim, made by Harold Bloom of Yale in his book Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. Bloom's argument is that Shakespeare was the first writer to describe the development - as opposed to the mere unfolding - of personality. Show More Summary

Boris Johnson Postpones Shakespeare Book, Drops Newspaper Column

"Shakespeare: The Riddle of Genius" was originally scheduled for publication in October.

What Good Is A Label?

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." - William Shakespeare In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet stresses that the names of things do not matter, only what things "are". Obviously she is referring to her and Romeo's opposing family names, but in essence, she is talking about the impact of labels. Show More Summary

How Fringe shakes up Shakespeare

Three reviews from Bard-derived shows at the festival.

About Tonight: July 18, 2016

Taffety Punk's Bootleg Shakespeare returns for a tenth year, and more. [ more › ]

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- Georgianna Ziegler writes for The Collation about a recent Folger acquisition, a volume which contains what is for now the earliest known reference to a Shakespeare volume in America. I used the photo from the post to make a quickShow More Summary

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