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A Conversation With Garry Wills

3 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Truthdig talks with Garry Wills about his new book “Making Make-Believe Real,” which considers Shakespeare and the political power of poetry.

[Exclusive Preview] “Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night” #3

“Kill Shakespeare: The Mask of Night” #3 hits next week, and we’ve got the exclusive preview courtesy of IDW Publishing. The series is a bold re-imagining of Shakespeare’s characters in crazy new settings. It allows a certain amount of accessibility to the series that has been going for years now. Our own Jorge Solis said […]

Oh No, What Would Sylvia Beach Say?: Shakespeare & Co. to Close Its Doors???

We don’t think that she’d be very happy about this Publishers Weekly item. Pictured here is the facade of Shakespeare & Co.’s now extinct Upper West Side store, which left Manhattan in 1996. Here’s to hoping that we aren’t already turning the page on another independent NYC-based bookseller. When Shakespeare & Co. shutters its downtown [...]

Watch: submerse - “Approaching Ends”

What happens when people stop being polite and start getting real: back tattoos, pillow fights, luxury squalor, rotating casts of scantily clad skinny bitches, sad dudes with big beards and plugs, suicide pacts, Shakespeare parties,Show More Summary

Bikini Babe Gwyneth Paltrow Challenges Chris Martin to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Watch Here!

It’s anybody’s guess what’s really going on between Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, but one thing is for sure- she wants to get him all wet! The “Shakespeare in Love” lady put on a black bikini and filmed her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge...Show More Summary

Edinburgh: Judi Dench & More Join Benedict Cumberbatch In BBC Two’s ‘Richard III’

BBC Two is working on three filmed adaptations of Shakespeare's History plays that include Richard III and Henry VI in two parts. In April, Benedict Cumberbatch joined Richard III and today BBC Two confirms that Judi Dench will play Cecily, Duchess of York, alongside his titular king. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 21, 2014

In today's Urban Planner: buskers hit the streets, talking baseball, and improvising Shakespeare. Festivals: It doesn’t seem possible, but the downtown Yonge Street strip is about to get a whole lot more colourful over the next few days. Show More Summary

52 Weeks of Historical How-To’s, Week 42: How to read minds!

“I’ll know thy thoughts.” – Othello, act iii. scene 3. The Lighting the Past team has been working its way through the sizeable Reserve Collection of Shakespeare pamphlets and ephemera […]

Shakespeare's story, a smartphone's eyes, your experience

High on my list of the top Chicago shows of 2011 was "En Route," a remarkable show created by a boutique Australian theater company called One Step at a Time Like This. Due in part to its very limited capacity — the Melbourne-based company specializes in kinetic theater that plays to one moving...

Two NYC Macbeths and the 1849 Riot Sparked by Their Rivalry

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

This week the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, announced that its Digital Image Collection is now under a Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

London Book And Poetry Events: 21-27 August 2014

2 days agoEngland / London : Londonist

Adult storytelling, understanding Shakespeare and BBC Proms.

An Apologist's Guide To Orange Hi-C

4 days agoSports : Deadspin

"Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs," said Shakespeare. And I sigh until my chest hurts every time I drink orange Hi-C's sweet nectar. But only at McDonald's. Read more...

Shakespeare at Winedale: ShakespeareKIDS

ShakespeareKIDS offers students and teachers a variety of ways to introduce young people to the works and world of William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare & Co. Leaving Broadway At End Of August

Shakespeare & Co. will officially shutter its longstanding NoHo bookshop at the end of the month. [ more › ]

Searching for the next King Lear: A critic shares his casting notes

In my recent critic’s notebook on the Shakespeare in the Park production of “King Lear” with John Lithgow, I listed the illustrious actors I’ve seen take on this fearsome role in the last 10 years.

Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet' sets British ticket-sale records

Benedict Cumberbatch will not play "Hamlet" on the British stage until the summer of 2015, but the Shakespeare production has already set ticket-sale records for London theater productions.Tickets for the "Sherlock" star's play only went on sale on Monday, Aug. Show More Summary

Benedict Cumberbatch Outsells Jay Z & Beyoncé With A Little Help From Shakespeare!

Something is NOT rotten in the state of ticket sales for Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet! According to the ticketing website Viagogo, the forthcoming 2015 production of Hamlet starring Benedict has become the fastest-selling ticket in London theater history. In fact, in the hours prior to the release of tickets, the website logged that more than twice as many [...]

Why It’s OK To Hate Shakespeare

last weekOdd : Thought Catalog

Of course Shakespeare was great for his time. So is rotten food.

Shakespeare dissed by Ira Glass

If you are not an avid listener to National Public Radio, you may not know Ira Glass. He is the host of the Chicago-based NPR program "This American Life," a weekly hourlong anthology of true-life stories. Generally regarded as one of America's top storytellers, Glass was recently hailed by...

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