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The rub of the green

Q: In golf, the expression “rub of the green” basically means bad luck—as when a putt for a birdie is knocked off line by a dive-bombing red-winged blackbird. Does “rub” in this case have any link to Shakespeare’s “Aye, there’s the rub”? A: When the noun “rub” showed up in regional English in East Anglia... ? Read More: The rub of the green

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Gate at Shakespeare's Globe London, May, 2014

CAPS is Dead??

Thank god someone finally pronounced the corpse : The Chicago Police Department program known as CAPS is over in the Shakespeare District, according to the district’s new commander.“CAPS is dead. We need to drive a stake right through its heart,” Police Cmdr. Show More Summary

New Stratford Season Features ‘Shakespeare in Love’

The stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning film will have its North American premiere in the 2016 season of the festival in Ontario.

‘Ray Donovan’ Star Liev Schreiber Talks Family Life, Embarrassing Scenes And Season 3

Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber has definitely had his fair share of success over the years. From his roles in Shakespeare’s Macbeth to playing Sabretooth in Marvel’s X-Men franchise, Schreiber has enjoyed a variety of different roles that each bring a new set of challenges. Show More Summary

News: Atlanta Shakespeare Company receives NEA grant to take the Bard into schools

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company has received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) and Arts Midwest to bring live theater to schools across

WHO NEEDS SHAKESPEARE? A high-school English teacher caught flak for bragging in the Washington Post…

WHO NEEDS SHAKESPEARE? A high-school English teacher caught flak for bragging in the Washington Post that she refuses to teach Shakespeare and believes he doesn’t belong in the curriculum. But Mark Bauerlein says her critics are wrong to focus on her. She’s merely following the principles she learned in teacher training programs: Students need “representation”—black […]

A Man Let a Monkey Design His Back Tattoo

Maybe million monkeys typing on a million typewriters would eventually write the entirety of Shakespeare, but if you only have one monkey, follow Jan Schekauski's lead and let it design you a tattoo. In the aptly-titled video, Dancing...Show More Summary

A New Shakespeare Play?! Computer Algorithm Says Yep

“The play does have all the hallmarks of a legitimate Shakespeare and Fletcher collaboration.”

This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Brooklyn Is America Too

last weekArts : Art Fag City

This weekend, take some time for America. Go to the beach. Or a mountain. Or a cornfield or something. Eat gross food and watch fireworks. But before you do all that, get your cultural fill during the week. From Shakespeare on the Bowery,...Show More Summary

June, Moon, Tune

On a freezing noon hour in April, people gather in Central Park, as they do each year, to read and listen to Shakespeare’s sonnets, complete, out loud, and in sequence. Together, the readers narrate, episodically, one of the strangest love stories on record. Show More Summary

We have some ideas to share

Q: How about the use of the word “share” to mean communicate, as in “I want to share my concerns with you”? A: People have been sharing opinions and feelings since Shakespeare’s time, but the more personal sense of sharing that’s common today dates from the 1930s. Here’s the story. When the verb “share” showed... ? Read More: We have some ideas to share

What If The Only Shakespeare Play To Survive Had Been ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’?

“The mystery of Midsummer Night gets bound up in the larger mystery of Shakespeare. Yet it is an anomaly, distinct from anything he wrote before or after, a world to itself with its own rules and its own moods.”

Eye Candy for Today: Edwin Austin Abbey scene from Shakespeare

“King Lear”, Act I, Scene I; Edwin Austin Abbey In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, use zoom link or download arrow under image. Also, larger, somewhat brighter image on Wikimeda Commons. Usually the Met’s images are pretty accurate, but I happen to like the one from Wikimedia Commons a little better in this case, so […]

Artists And Writers Around The Country Pledge Support For Gay Marriage

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments," William Shakespeare famously wrote. We were reminded of the wonderfully relevant words Friday morning, when a playful Twitter account dedicated to the Bard quoted "Sonnet 116" shortly after the U.S. Show More Summary

Indonesia under SBY: Stability, stagnation, or both?

'What's in a name?' Shakespeare's Juliet asks. Quite a lot, as things turned out for her. And so it is for the just-published proceedings of the ANU Indonesian Update, titled The Yudhoyono Presidency: Indonesia's Decade of Stability and Stagnation. Show More Summary

Tim Robbins: ‘I know Republicans who love their children and are not evil’

last weekNews : The Raw Story

He’s one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but these days you’re more likely to find Tim Robbins on stage. He talks about shouting at Fox News, punk Shakespeare and finding common cause with Clint Eastwood The sun is low in the sky when Tim Robbins strides into view in the grounds of the amphitheatre...

10 Little-Used Shakespearisms

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Not all Shakespeare’s snappiest phrases and expressions caught on.

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