For its concluding chapter, “Kill Shakespeare: The Mask Of Night” #4 ends with a bang in its action-packed finale. The classic Shakespearean characters feel more alive and modern as they become part of the swashbuckling genre. The “Kill Shakespeare” series has gone off in a new and fresh direction, keeping newcomers and longtime readers in a state […]
Star Trek into Darkness‘ Benedict Cumberbatch will soon be seen in a BBC2 historical drama. The actor will appear in The Hollow Crown: The War of Roses, which has just begun filming. The miniseries will include Shakespeare’s Henry VI (in three parts), and Richard III, in which Cumberbatch will play Richard III. Joining Cumberbatch for […]
Benedict Cumberbatch is once again portraying a real-life person in the three-part BBC series The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses, and we have the first look at the sexy star as King Richard III. Of course, this is Shakespeare'sShow More Summary
Principal photography has begun on BBC Two series The Hollow Crown: The Wars Of The Roses. The three filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's History plays include Richard III and Henry VI in two parts. Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Richard III with Judi Dench as Cecily, Duchess of York. Show More Summary
You’ve heard of Shakespeare in the Park, but Shakespeare at the circus? That may be a new one. But that didn’t stop Gwenda Bond from using one of the bard’s most popular plays as one of the inspirations for her new novel, Girl on a Wire. Now she’s here to talk about how to achieve […]
Bell Shakespeare founder John Bell teams up with Kim Carpenter to take on a Chinese legend
Hell hath no fury like a writer scorned, and, should Shakespeare be alive today, he might feel much scorn'd. People misquote Shakespeare so often that he might well think no one actually reads him. Or perhaps he would be flattered, since so many pearls of wisdom by others are attributed to him. It's they who would be filled with wrath....
Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' has been brought to movie and TV screens several times, but the version playing this Thursday at Block Cinema is a real curiosity. [ more › ]
Anthony Jeselnik is the kind of comedian that people either love or hate. He has a voice all his own, which he shares via his writing gig on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and successful comedy specials Shakespeare and Anthony Jeselnik: Caligula.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
William Shakespeare has inspired countless artists including songwriters. How would Shakespeare himself tackle this particular craft? The writer behind the “Pop Sonnets” blog re-imagines modern day pop tracks into Shakespearean-style poems. Show More Summary
Kevin Spacey, who portrays Frank Underwood on ”House of Cards,” was in town last night for a benefit concert at the Shakespeare Theatre and The Washington Post’s Reliable Source Helena Andrews snagged five minutes for a Q&A with theShow More Summary
Adapting Shakespeare for kids is an age-old tradition stretching back almost to the time of Shakespeare itself. But as Cory Doctorow discovered, The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth brings The Scottish Play to life for audiences young and old in kids-comic form with a lot of broad humor and some grisly murder besides. Read the rest
Sleep problems are not new. In the Middle Ages, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer movingly described the frustration of sleeplessness. William Shakespeare portrayed sleep deprivation so convincingly in his plays that many scholars assume the playwright himself suffered from insomnia. Show More Summary
What’s that old line? That “the better part of valour is discretion”? Something like that. The author of said line was William Shakespeare, naturally; Falstaff uttered it after pretending to be dead on the battlefield, in Henry IV. It reminds us that Bill remains, hands-down, the originator of all the best political truisms. It also […]
Q: A couple of friends insist on using the subjunctive in a conditional clause like this: “Say hello to my brother if he be there when you arrive.” To me, it sounds ungrammatical, never mind this example from Shakespeare: “If music be the food of love, play on.” What do you say? A: The sentence... ? Read More: If grammar be the food of love
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Anthony Del Col & Conor McCreery wrap up "Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night" with Hamlet on a mission for revenge against a vicious cannibal.
For 10 summers Cornerstone Theater Company played Johnny Appleseed up and down California. Now it's harvest time.
Though she seems flawless in pretty much every regard, Gwyneth Paltrow wants to assure her fans that nothing could be farther from the truth. While chatting with Viva, the “Shakespeare in Love” lady shared, "Some days I just think I am failing everywhere. Show More Summary
Her story is legendary: an American bibliophile who brought her love of literature to Paris and created one of the most well-known and influential bookstores of the twentieth century, Shakespeare and Company. Sylvia's story is a fascinating...Show More Summary