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The Radical Reimagining Of "Who" Shakespeare Was

23 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"It’s no longer controversial to give other authors a share in Shakespeare’s plays—not because he was a front for an aristocrat, as conspiracy theorists since the Victorian era have proposed, but because scholars have come to recognize that writing a play in the sixteenth century was a bit like writing a screenplay today, with many […]

The Radical Argument of the New Oxford Shakespeare

In 1989, a young professor named Gary Taylor published “Reinventing Shakespeare,” in which he argued that Shakespeare’s unrivalled literary status derives less from the sheer greatness of his plays than from the cultural institutions that have mythologized the Bard, elevating him above equally talented Renaissance playwrights. Show More Summary

Researcher reports strategies to help policymakers break through partisan gridlock

Shakespeare's Juliet famously asked, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet." She argued that Romeo's surname, Montague – that of her family's rival house – was a mere title with no real bearing on his "dear perfection" to her.

Love a little lost in this tangled Shakespeare rom-com

What is the hardest of all the plays by William Shakespeare to produce today? You'd probably wager the deep-thought tragic masterpieces, or the problematic dramas like "Othello," "The Merchant of Venice" and "The Taming of the Shrew." But you could make a case for "Love's Labor's Lost," which opened...

UW's Glenn Hughes Theatre Vandalized with Neo-Nazi Recruitment Posters

3 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ana Sofia Knauf Vandals plastered Neo-Nazi posters outside of the Glenn Hughes Theatre, which is featuring Shakespeare's As You Like It. Many cast members are people of color. Mike Hipple During last night's production of As You Like...Show More Summary

Gender-Bending Shakespeare and Rough Magic in “The Tempest”

Eight times a week, in a rowdy, devastating, gender-bending production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at St. Ann’s Warehouse, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the British actress Harriet Walter plays Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan. Dressed...Show More Summary

Desperate Times

Shakespeare could not have been more correct when he observed, "desperate times breed desperate measures." There's a lot of desperation in the securities industry -- and for good reason. You're no longer a clueless victim and are abandoning active management in droves. Show More Summary

Philomena Cunk on Shakespeare

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing You may know Charlie Brooker only through his amazing Black Mirror programs, but savvy Brookerfen are avid viewers of his Screenwipe/Newswipe shows -- acerbic, potty-mouthed media criticism...Show More Summary

After More Than 30 Years At The Helm, Michael Kahn To Step Down From Washington’s Shakespeare Theatre

Kahn will leave having made Shakespeare a native language in the nation’s capital, and having done more to reshape and elevate D.C. theater than anyone since the late Arena Stage founder Zelda Fichandler.

Meet Volunteers Who Answer Love Letters to Shakespeare's Juliet

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

It’s believed that the notes have been arriving for more than a century, with a photograph of some dating back to the late 1800s. Many are mailed to Verona, Italy, addressed simply to Juliet—yes, that Juliet, of “wherefore art thou” fame; others are tucked into the cracks of her symbolic tomb in San Francesco al Corso monastery. Show More Summary

The Big Idea: Jacqueline Carey

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Shakespeare is a font of inspiration for writers, not only for the words he put to paper, but for the worlds built around the words. For her new novel Miranda and Caliban, Jacqueline Carey explores the world of The Tempest, one of the bard’s greatest play. What does she find there? Here she is to […]

Edmonton Theatre Cancels Production Of "Othello" After Outcry

"Listen, I love it when directors and actors make bold choices with Shakespeare, or play against him – and a lot of innovation begins in university or amateur theatres. But there’s a difference between subversive takes and regressive ones."

A Poet Edited Shakespeare's Plays to Give Them Happy Endings

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Can the works of Shakespeare be improved upon? Nahum Tate certainly thought so.

What Question Would you ask any of the Great Men of History?

William Shakespeare and Abraham Lincoln, please take the stand. Do you swear to tell the truth? The post What Question Would you ask any of the Great Men of History? appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Lear's Cosmic Constant

Shakespeare's Lear starts off at the edge of a cliff and jumps. That's essentially the plot of the play. If Lear had his marbles, he never would have made his outrageous demand. Perhaps his disinhibition is the first stage of senile dementia. Show More Summary

Strawdog mostly makes sense of Shakespeare's least sensible play

Written a few years before his death, "Cymbeline" at times feels as if William Shakespeare were going through some of his favorites, tossing them in a blender and hitting "frappe." (Yes, there were no blenders in Elizabethan England. Work with me. Or substitute "mortar and pestle," if it makes...

Bring Down the House, a Diverse, All-Female Henry VI, Tests Shakespeare's Universality

How Universal Is Shakespeare? Bring Down the House, a Diverse, All-Female Henry VI, Wants Answers by Rich Smith T he day following National Day of Patriotic Devotion, the cast and crew of Seattle Shakespeare and upstart crow collective's joint production Bring Down the House had a decision to make. Show More Summary

Q&A: A Tale Told by an Idiot: Shakespeare and Trump

Cheriss May/NurPhoto/Sipa via AP Images President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn of the White House to board Marine One.  A llyn Burrows was recently named the artistic director of Shakespeare and Company, in Lenox, Massachusetts, one of the nation’s leading festivals of Shakespeare and other theatre. Show More Summary

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