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Was Shakespeare Gay? The Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Thinks So

Was Shakespeare Gay? The Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Thinks So Greg Doran, artistic director of the RSC stated that the poet's mastery of 'the outsider' character could hint at a much less hetero Shakespeare than we all believed. Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

The Bard Was Gay, Says Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

Greg Doran says it's “no longer acceptable” to ignore Shakespeare's gay characters.

The Nicest Thing You Can Say About Sean Spicer Is That He Was a Bad Liar

Shakespeare’s Marc Antony posited that people are remembered for their evil acts, while the good ones are forgotten. In American public life, it is sometimes the opposite: We see their flaws while they’re in power, their virtues only...Show More Summary

Why I Wanted My Asian-American Daughter To See Asian-American Actors Playing Shakespeare

Nicole Chung writes about her meaningful mother-and-child trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Winter's Tale.

Whose Tale

“At first blush, bringing an eight-year-old to one of William Shakespeare’s quirkier plays in an effort to help her see herself, an Asian American girl, in popular culture did seem a rather odd decision.” Nicole Chung for Hazlitt on The Winter’s Tale, representation, and parenting in the age of Trump. Show More Summary

Leicester City reject Mahrez bid from Serie A giants

Bid rejected Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare has confirmed that the club have received a bid from Roma for want-a-way star Riyad Mahrez, but that they have rejected it. Currently, it’s not clear if the bid was way below what the club want to get for Mahrez, or if they really do just want to […]

Roma’s Mahrez bid rejected by Foxes

2 days agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare confirmed on Friday that the club had turned down an offer from Italian side AS Roma for winger Riyad Mahrez. The Paris-born Algeria forward is likely to command a fee of around £50 million ($65 million, 55.8 million euros), with Roma’s offer believed to be some way short of that figure. Show More Summary

Riyad Mahrez: Leicester reject Roma bid for Algeria winger

Leicester City reject 'low offer' from Roma for winger Riyad Mahrez, Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare confirms.

Urban Planner: What’s On In Toronto, July 20-25

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This week's edition features Burlesque and Beaches Jazz Festivals; outdoor screenings, cabaret, and Shakespeare; a pirate ship show and party, and a memorial for the creator of the zombie film genre. Thursday July 20 The Toronto Burlesque...Show More Summary

Scientists Study the Starling Invasion Unleashed on America by a Shakespeare Fan

3 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

One hundred European starlings released in Central Park in 1890 have turned into 200 million across the U.S. today. Now scientists are looking into their genetic diversity.

10 Ridiculous Feats of Literature

3 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Instead of judging works of literature based on their artistic merit, we’ve decided to rank them by degree of difficulty. These 10 authors may not be Shakespeare, but they sure had vaulting ambitions. 1. The Story That Will Never Be an e-BookGadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright Some might call Gadsby a “love” story. Show More Summary

When New York City Rioted Over Hamlet Being Too British

In the deadly Astor Place Riot, how to perform Shakespeare served as a proxy for class warfare

TNT’s Ridiculous ‘Will’ and the Problem With Reframing History as Punk

You can’t just dress Shakespeare up in black eyeliner and refashion him as the 16th century’s Malcolm McLaren.

Newswire: U.K.’s Jane Austen banknote doesn’t seem to understand Pride And Prejudice

Earlier this week, Jane Austen became the first woman writer to be featured on a bank note in the United Kingdom. The Pride And Prejudice author joins such other literary greats as Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare, though the Austen £10 banknote is the only one currently in circulation. Show More Summary

Kate Middleton & Prince William Check Out Shakespeare Theatre During Poland Visit!

Kate Middleton and Prince William get to work and play during their Poland and Germany trip! The royal couple took some time to visit the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre for a special performance during day two of their five-day tour on Tuesday (July 18) in Gdansk, Poland. That same day, Kate and William met with former [...]

‘Tempest’ tosses in too many disparate elements

Shakespeare Orange County’s imagination runs wild in its retelling of the 1611 play, the Bard’s farewell.

Royal Shakespeare Company To Stage "Chilled" Performances

"The performance will be characterised by a more casual approach to noise and movement in the auditorium. However, the performance itself will be unchanged. Chilled performances are aimed at people who feel more at ease knowing they are able to leave the auditorium at any time. These include people with dementia and people with babes […]

Blame Shakespeare For The Gender Imbalance On Canadian Stages

Dozens more men than women are acting on stage because of the continuing fascination by arts institutions and audiences with William Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies and histories – written during a time and in a place where women were legally prohibited from acting.

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