Meet Romeo–Hollywood’s latest Romeo from the epic Shakespeare tragedy Romeo & Juliet, model turned actor Douglas Booth snaps up the latest cover story of British magazine Clash. Photographed for the magazine’s film issue, Booth appears before the lens of photographer Christian Oita, wearing current pieces from Burberry Prorsum, Levi’s and more as styled by Matthew [...]
Colin Marshall in the LARB: Within 50 pages, Kim name-checks The Death of Marat, Henry Miller, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Gustav Klimt, B.B. King, Animal Kingdom, Chupa Chups lollipops, Chet Baker, Antonio Banderas, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Stranger Than Paradise, at which point the book only has 69 pages left. Show More Summary
William Shakespeare is believed to have written 154 sonnets during his life. Carrying around the complete volume has never been physically burdensome since each poem is a mere 14 lines. But a new application for the Apple iPad and iPhone is seeking to make the sonnets even more portable and accessible.
TORONTO (Reuters) - A new app launched on Monday aims to bring William Shakespeare's sonnets to the masses with the help of short films starring stage actors performing them in front of New York landmarks.
This Week In London’s History Monday – 20 May 1609: London publisher Thomas Thorpe publishes Shakespeare’s Sonnets for the first time, possibly without The Bard’s permission. Tuesday – 21 May 1853: The ‘Aquatic Vivarium’, the world’s...Show More Summary
Nine summers ago, I saw my first play at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, a production of The Comedy Of Errors directed by future artistic director Bill Rausch. In that production, the play turned Syracuse into a glitzy neon city like Las Vegas, the Duke an his men into gangsters, and both sets of twins into Rat Pack-esque showmen. Show More Summary
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This video's leaving a permanent stain on our hard drive! That's for sure! The Backstreet Boys have just released their beautiful lyric video for new single Permanent Stain, and we feel like Shakespeare here! The words just have us so giddy, LOL! Ch-ch-check it ouuttt (above)!!! Now we know the wait ’til the actual music video debut is [...]
For the second half of its 2012-2013 he Shakepseare Theater company in Washington, DC is currently putting on performances of Coriolanus, Wallenstein, and The Winter’s Tale. The first two plays are being performed in a pair the company is calling the Hero/Traitor Repertory, but it’s also fascinating to read the two Shakespeare works currently in [...]
(Much Ado About Nothing was the Opening Night Gala film selection at SIFF tonight. It won't be screening again during the festival, but it opens nationwide on June 7th, so if you missed out tonight, you'll be able to see it soon.) Elsa...Show More Summary
Today's Wall Street Journal drama column is devoted in its entirety to a Washington show, the Shakespeare Theatre Company's new...
Fiscal Policy. Oy! (With Reference to Ben Bernanke, Ken Arrow, Thomas Jefferson, William Shakespeare and the Oracle of Omaha) Richard W. Fisher Remarks at the 2013 National Association for Business Economics Houston, TX · May 16, 2013 Speech in PDF Thank you, Ken (Simonson). I am delighted that the National Association for Business...Read More
Many people don’t know this, but there was a time, in between filming “Shakespeare in Love” and “Sliding Doors,” that patron saint of GOOP, Gwyneth Paltrow, was in a punk band. They were called Cockjuice, and they played all the clubs on the punk circuit, amassing violent and excited crowds at ABC No Rio and [...]
The director helmed the successful 'Nicholas Nickleby' for Royal Shakespeare Company and co-directed 'Les Misérables' into prominence. John Caird, who's directing the L.A. Opera production of "Tosca" that opens Saturday, played crucial roles in launching two of the biggest stage blockbusters of modern times.
THEATER REVIEW: 'Roadkill,' presented by Chicago Shakespeare Theater ???? THEATER REVIEW: 'Roadkill,' presented by Chicago Shakespeare Theater ????... A plain-looking bus full of theater-goers pulled up to an ordinary Chicago street corner on Tuesday night and a couple of Nigerian women jumped on board.
“Hey, you hear about this Billy Shakes fella? He must be pretty good. Something that he apparently wrote, Ham Less I believe, has been quoted in, like, everything. Happy Endings, The Simpsons, Tales from the Crypt, Happy Days, Dollhouse, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. Show More Summary
(YouTube link) There's a lot of work in this video. Geoff Klock made a mashup of quotes from and references to Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet taken from 198 movies and TV shows. If you enjoy Shakespeare, you'll love seeing how much modern entertainment leans on the Bard. Contains a couple of NSFW words. Stay through the credits. -via Metafilter
Three U.S. Supreme Court judges presided over a libel case between a tyrannical Roman general and the fictitious Latin Tribune newspaper for a mock trial based upon a William Shakespeare tragedy on Monday. Coriolanus may be one of the Bard’s bleakest works, but the senior judges still managed to engineer a few laughs during the exercise on Monday. Show More Summary
To paraphrase Shakespeare, politics makes for strange bedfellows. When I was trying to set up the West London Free School, I faced a two-pronged campaign of local opposition. The first prong was led by the shop stewards of the local branches of the NUT, the second by the headmaster of a local independent school. They [...]
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. - From Hamlet by William Shakespeare