Truthdig talks with Garry Wills about his new book “Making Make-Believe Real,” which considers Shakespeare and the political power of poetry.
“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 […]
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 [...]
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
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
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
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
“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 […]
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...
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.
Adult storytelling, understanding Shakespeare and BBC Proms.
"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...
ShakespeareKIDS offers students and teachers a variety of ways to introduce young people to the works and world of William Shakespeare.
Shakespeare & Co. will officially shutter its longstanding NoHo bookshop at the end of the month. [ more › ]
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 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
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 [...]
Of course Shakespeare was great for his time. So is rotten food.
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...