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Outrageous Fortune

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In his famously febrile ruminations, Hamlet contemplated suicide as perhaps the one and only way to avoid the "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune...

Sam Waterston: A Temperate Prospero in The Tempest in the Park

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.19.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

On the evening I ventured into Central Park, to the Delacorte Theater for the always delightful experience of seeing Shakespeare under the night sky, rain was in the forecast.

My One Exception To The 'I Don't Like Shakespeare' Rule

Reilly Wieland | Posted 06.16.2015 | Teen
Reilly Wieland

I have to admit the cardinal sin of all book lovers: I don't really love Shakespeare.

The Extinction of Language?

David Sable | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
David Sable

Language is how we communicate. Language can be spoken, signed and sung. Language can be pictures -- fashion or food. DNA is a language of sorts.

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

Ira World Premiere Benefits Shrunken Shakespeare and the Actors' Fund

Tim Ranney | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Tim Ranney

The plucky Shrunken Shakespeare Company has had some pretty big scores for their productions and parties considering they've only been around since 2012.

Why the 'New Shakespeare Portrait' Is NOT Shakespeare

Ros Barber | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Ros Barber

A great deal of fuss has been made this week about a supposed "newly discovered portrait of Shakespeare" found on the title page engraving of sixteent...

Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali

Francis Levy | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

What makes the masters of twentieth century cinema great was the ambitiousness of their project. Kurosawa's Ikiru ("To Live"), Bergman's Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal, Fellini's La Dolce Vita, Mizoguchi's Ugetsu and Antonioni's L'avventura don't shy away from grappling with life and death.

Cheryl Williams, The Mentor Who Goes Above And Beyond

Anna Snapp | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Anna Snapp

She teaches her students to listen closely to the rhythm of Shakespeare's words and find meaning in them. She teaches her students to not just find meaning in these ancient texts, but also to find meaning in every day human relationships.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Pretty, But What's the Point?

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"Truth hath better deeds than words to grace it." Such is the unlikely thesis of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, penned by one of posterity's greatest playwrights to reflect on the fickleness of lust and persistence of love.

Something Rotten: Theatre of the Absurd

Danny Groner | Posted 05.01.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

I've never seen a Broadway audience as raucous in a completely rational and organized way as during a couple spots during Something Rotten!.

The Hungry Ocean: Sustainability and the Curriculum

Peter W. Wood | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Peter W. Wood

On campus, our universities are increasingly dominated by the view that we live in environmentally desperate times, and desperate times require desperate measures. It is a dangerously intemperate view.

Publisher Rejection Letters From Sophocles to Hitler

Andy Ross | Posted 06.28.2015 | Comedy
Andy Ross

Here is a mental exercise of employing standard publisher rejection templates as they might have been used for some of the great (or notorious) classics of Western Civilization.

19 Dramatic Animals Who Think All The World's A Stage

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.29.2015 | Good News

CURTAINS UP! 1. I'M MORE OF A SOLO PERFORMER. gifbay.com via Giphy 2. I'M NOT AVAILABLE FOR AN INTERVIEW AT THE MOMENT vavyanl...

A Poetic Celebration of Shakespeare on His Birthday

The New York Public Library | Posted 06.23.2015 | New York
The New York Public Library

Aristotle wrote that poetry and music are essential elements of theatre, and I agree.

Claire Fallon

7 Teen Movies Based On Shakespeare That Would Make Him Roll Over In His Grave

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.23.2015 | Arts

Happy birthday, William Shakespeare! Well, happy death day, at least. We observe both the birth and the death of the Bard on the date he died, April 2...

Suggestions to High-School Students for Reading Shakespeare -- Part 5

Frank Breslin | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

As impressed as we may be when reading Shakespeare, we shouldn't think that we've plumbed the depths of his meaning. As we mature, our understanding of his plays will deepen, as time and heartache teach us more about life than we may care to discover.

Peter Sarsgaard Is a Unique Modern 'Hamlet' at CSC

Isa Freeling | Posted 06.12.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

There is a new Hamlet in town, and Peter Sarsgaard has his back, giving this poetic youth of the ages a crisp, nuanced, and strikingly modern voice. This Hamlet is fresh faced and wears a hipster's suit at a wedding that could be set at trendy downtown digs.

Suggestions to High-School Students for Reading Shakespeare -- Part 4

Frank Breslin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

There are several ways of reading. We can read to escape or to be entertained; to be confirmed in our own point of view or be challenged by another; to be inspired or attack; to evaluate critically or challenge; to judge, condemn, or simply to understand. It is this last way of reading - of wanting to understand the human heart in its many permutations in Shakespeare that interests us here.

Anna Deavere Smith on the 44th Jefferson Lecture and the Search for American Character

Greg Archer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Greg Archer

Humanities, the arts, words, culture, character, the language that people really speak when they speak to each other -- oh, these are creatively deep waters for somebody like Anna Deavere Smith to swim through.

Coming to Los Angeles: Labyrinth

Steven Denlinger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

The novella 'Coming to Los Angeles' continues as a serial this week. Chapter 1: Labyrinth IN THE FALL OF 1998, I was teaching in the North Canton C...

Shakespeare's Parting Words

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 05.30.2015 | Books
M.W. Jacobs

The speech 'Our revels now are ended' is famous as Shakespeare's farewell address to us, his audience. It is usually delivered indirectly to the theater audience by the retiring magician Prospero near the end of The Tempest , the last play written entirely by Shakespeare and written at the end of his career.

Dunsinane at the Wallis Annenberg

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

What is ostensibly an excursion into the troubled history between Scotland and England bursts forth into a universal exploration of the tragedies of war and occupation and the poignant complexities of culture and politics.

First Nighter: Bedlam Company's Double Go at 'Twelfth Night, or What You Will' Perhaps Too Much Bedlam

David Finkle | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

In the program's statement of company purpose, there's a sentence about the fun for them and the audience of "inciting laughter and chaos." There's nothing wrong with inciting laughter, but they might be advised to keep on a closer eye on the chaos.

What Are The TL;DR Versions Of Shakespeare Plays?

Quora | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Quora

Antony and Cleopatra: Pretending to be dead to make your lover sorry doesn't work.