'80s London pop greats Bananarama got together in 1979, and they effectively broke up when group member Siobhan Fahey split acrimoniously from her two bandmates in 1988, going on to form Shakespeare's Sister. In the years in between, Bananarama were responsible for great singles like "Cruel Summer" and "Venus," but they somehow never went on…
So when William Shakespeare wrote Sonnet 18, he must at some point have screamed to himself, "Shall I compare thee to a... What? What? What's the word? What the flippin' heck are thou more lovely than?" Don't you think? I mean, no doubt ole Bill was thinking in Elizabethan English, whatever that...
Director Dominic Dromgoole: "The British desire not to do things, not to make things, can be very wearying. But Wanamaker, an extraordinary blend of charmer, irritant, huckster, dreamer and impresario, plowed on."
Even when you're not Hamlet, it can be a little... intense. It started here: "I won a contest hosted by Airbnb, where entrants were invited to explain why they wanted to spend the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death at Kronborg Castle — better known to the English-speaking world as Elsinore."
In honor of Shakespeare's 453rd birthday (and, perhaps, 401st death day), the Folger has opened a treasure trove: "a Digital Anthology of Early English Drama, which makes original scripts and visual images from 40 plays available to anyone with Internet access."
Happy deathaversary — and in a few days, birthday — to the Bard, William Shakespeare. The English poet and playwright created some of the finest written works in the English language — and those tales created some amazing films, which we celebrate today. But Shakespeare was a global sensation, evidenced by these fantastic foreign film […]
On Sunday, the Folger Shakespeare Library will open the Digital Anthology of Early English Drama, which includes centuries-old scripts and images by the likes of Christopher Marlowe.
Born on this day (assumed) in 1564 playwright and poet William Shakespeare.
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April 23, 1564 was the day traditionally given for the birthdate of the great English playwright, while April 23, 1616 found the Bard of Avon "passing through nature to eternity." Jane Pauley reports.
The Bard turns 453, and Stratford-upon-Avon is not missing out on a parade for the man.
Some of the greatest treasures of the British Library have travelled to China for the first time ever for a major exhibition at the National Library of China (NLC) in Beijing. Shakespeare to Sherlock: Treasures of the British Library opened today in the National Library of China in Beijing. Show More Summary
Guys. I know why the "H.G. Wells, but hot" show Time after Time was cancelled after five episodes. No, it's not because ABC failed to properly advertise that its episode titles were lyrics to Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time"." (I'd....
Ms. Rice wrote that she loved the Globe, but that she has learned not “to allow myself to be excluded from the rooms where decisions are made.”
The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., is holding a contest to create a “modern canon” of 38 companion pieces to Shakespeare’s plays.
Today’s roundup of casting notices is exciting and adventurous—kind of like you! A New York City production of the Shakespeare classic “Hamlet” is casting talent for several roles, including a female actor to play the title role. We’ve...Show More Summary
To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, London’s Globe Theater performed “Hamlet” in 190 countries. Dominic Dromgoole looks back on the run in “Hamlet Globe to Globe.”
In this love letter to the Bard’s “swag-bellied omnivorous cornucopia of appetites,” Harold Bloom argues for Falstaff as one of literature’s vital forces.
TNT’s Will explores the life of the young William Shakespeare – hoping to do for Shakespeare what Da Vinci’s Demons did for Leonardo Da Vinci: fill in the blanks in what know of its subject’s life in an entertaining (though not in as fantastic – as in fantasy) way. Will begins with the young Will … Continue reading Making Up Words Trailer: TNT’s Will! ?
Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears: TNT has a premiere date for its young Shakespeare drama. The cable net is celebrating Sunday’s 453rd anniversary of the Bard’s birth by setting a 9 PM July 10 bow for Will, which starsShow More Summary