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Meet Volunteers Who Answer Love Letters to Shakespeare's Juliet

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 02.16.2017 | OWN

It’s believed that the notes have been arriving for more than a century, with a photograph of some dating back to the late 1800s. Many are mailed to...

Trumpus Andronicus? What the Byzantine Empire can tell us about the rise of populist leaders

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
The Conversation Global

Trumpus Andronicus? What the Byzantine Empire can tell us about the rise of populist leaders Maximilian Lau, Hitotsubashi University The approaching...

Adam Pascal Talks Crossword Puzzles, Sobriety And Taking The Role Of Shakespeare In Something Rotten On Tour

Erika Finn | Posted 12.20.2016 | Arts
Erika Finn

I met up with Adam Pascal at the St. James Theatre where he, along with the rest of the talented cast, welcome theatergoers to the Renaissance nightly...

MacTrump: A Shakespearian Tragedy Set in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

Julia Sagebien | Posted 11.22.2016 | Politics
Julia Sagebien

In the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, whether the victory of Donald Trump is considered a great triumph or a terrible tragedy appears to...

Chimera Of The State -- Donald Trump And Vladimir Putin

Lena Hades | Posted 11.08.2016 | Arts
Lena Hades

This oil painting which I have been making already two months is not political at all, this painting is a part of my new series Thus Spoke Zarathustra...

5 Reasons I'm A Nasty Woman

Alona Elkayam | Posted 11.07.2016 | Women
Alona Elkayam

To Trump, women are an accessory to power, not power themselves.

A Midsummer Night's Shakespeare with Ryan Gosling

Paul Lander | Posted 11.03.2016 | Comedy
Paul Lander

A Midsummer Night's Shakespeare with Ryan Gosling To prove that nothing is outside Ryan Gosling's range as an actor, just add "Hey, Girl" to a line ...

Painting Through Tudor England: A Unique Way to View History

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.01.2016 | Travel
Barbara Ernst Prey

Barbara Ernst Prey painting at Thornbury Castle, England I have books filled with my European and Asian travel drawings and watercolors. Some of them...

The Everlasting Frenzy Of Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet,' 20 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.02.2016 | Entertainment

The moment the world fell in love with Leonardo DiCaprio, he was coated in the yellow shadow of a sunset, puffing on a cigarette and journaling about ...

The Last Ship's Lucy Butler: Travel Specialist Extraordinaire

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.20.2016 | Travel
Xaque Gruber

If there are two things that Los Angeles-based Lucy Butler knows about, it's acting and travel. As an actress, her success spans theatre (Chicago's Se...

Shakespeare: Bard - Or Clandestine Spiritual Master?

Paul Hunting | Posted 10.13.2016 | Books
Paul Hunting

As the 4th Centenary of Shakespeare's death draws to a close I'm wondering whether humanity has really changed over the past 400 years? Is there now more happiness, fulfilment and peace on our planet? If there is, it's hard to see.

ACT's King Charles III: A Brilliant 'Future History' of Britain, in a Less-Than-Affecting Production

Leo Stutzin | Posted 09.23.2016 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Photos by Kevin Berne Prince William (Christopher McLinden) speaks to reporters, watched by wife Kate (Allison Jean White) and King Charles III (Robe...

The Banned 400-Year-Old Shakespearean Speech Being Used For Refugee Rights Today

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 09.21.2016 | World

Some six hundred years ago in medieval England, feverish xenophobia swept through the population as 64,000 foreigners, from wealthy Lombard bankers to...

Birmingham Royal Ballet's 'The Tempest': Some 'Heavenly Music', Brought to Life by Dance

Meghan Feeks | Posted 09.20.2016 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

Shakespeare penned these famous words from The Tempest more than 400 years ago, but in a day of demagogues, Daesh and deep social divisions, they just as easily could have been uttered today.

Notes From A Dive Bar - Going Down

Alan Black | Posted 09.08.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

The dumpster diver surfaces. His hand clasps a small golden harp. He's no angel. His wings fly as high as a kite. I'm hurtin', man, he says. Can you g...

We Happy Few, We Band of Brothers -- 'A People's History of Tottenham Hotspur' As Told By Fans About Us Fans

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.29.2016 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

On September 14 at Wembley Stadium, England's Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and its hungry-for-success supporters will engage France's Monaco in both teams' opening game of the group stage of the Champions League, European soccer's elite club competition.

From Mohamed to Mordechai: Waiting for a New Generation

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 08.12.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

This is the story of two boys - an Egyptian and an Israeli - united in their convictions but separated by circumstances.

Shakespeare's Trojan War In Central Park

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 08.11.2016 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Be careful venturing into Central Park at night during the next few weeks. The overall crime rate is still low, but don't be surprised if a war is go...

Band Of Brothers--Veterans Seek Solace In Shakespeare

Farrah Alexander | Posted 08.11.2016 | Impact
Farrah Alexander

The founder of Shakespeare with Veterans, Fred Johnson, has said that no one in the English language speaks more directly to the Veteran experience and the warrior's heart than William Shakespeare.

Review: Nine Theatricals Presents Hamlet

Ron Mwangaguhunga | Posted 07.20.2016 | Arts
Ron Mwangaguhunga

Nine Theatricals Presents Hamlet at the Thirteenth Street Repertory Theater in New York, adapted by Matt de Rogatis and Jay Michaels is a fascinating addition to the stage history of this 400-year old miracle.

Life On A Spiral Staircase

Shayne Looper | Posted 07.15.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

It's been more than four decades since then and I'm still finding out who I am. That's the thing about people: we are bigger than we realize. We are more than the sum of our material parts.

Involvement Growth as an Alternative – from Balance Sheets to a Balanced World

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Vikash Bakrewala, Member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow Community. The pursuit of economic growth has shifted; the focu...

Misty Copeland and Daniil Simkin in the Greatest Tragedy of Them All: Romeo and Juliet at the Met

Carla Escoda | Posted 06.28.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

American Ballet Theatre's Daniil Simkin and Misty Copeland in Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York (Photo:...

Ralph Fiennes Triumphs As Richard III In Almeida Theatre [Review]

Sofia Katsali | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Sofia Katsali

When the University of Leicester in collaboration with Richard III society excavated the remains of King Richard III in a council car-park in 2012, I never thought I'd see a live adaptation of this discovery.

On Midsummer And Shakespeare: 'O What Fools These Mortals Be'

Paul_Smith | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts
Paul_Smith

June 2016 brings us to the halfway moment, the middle, the mid, indeed a season of midsummer nights, 'looking before and after'. So it would seem apt that it is A Midsummer Night's Dream that, for so many of us, captures more than any other of his plays the width and wisdom of all that is Shakespeare.