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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

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.

During Its Fifth Season, Jessica Lang Dance Returns to the Joyce Theater

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Julie Fiorenza stands stationary -- completely frozen, stuck in an eternity of (dis)quiet. In the silence of her body lies a secret tension, a brooding psychology paradoxical to the simplicity of her one-legged stance, and her stillness begs for movement.

ABT's Isabella Boylston On Romeo And Juliet

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Isabella Boylston is steadily working her way up to the top rank of American Ballet Theatre's principal dancers. Her rise has been incremental rather than sudden, with some choice new roles added each season. With each new role her on stage presence seems to grow and she is becoming a deeply complex artist in addition to being technically gifted.

Shakespeare’s Trickiest Play Gets A Modern Revamp In ‘Vinegar Girl’

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.16.2016 | Arts

Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” -- perhaps his most contentious story -- starts with a bang, and ends with a whimper. Katherina, a head...

The Delacorte Tries 'Taming the Shrew' by Giving the Job to Women

ZEALnyc | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts

Cush Jumbo and Janet McTeer in Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park Production of 'The Taming of the Shrew,' Photo by Joan Marcus By Jil Picariel...

9 Awesome Things to Do in NYC Now | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel

On the docket for NYC this summer: a museum exhibit inspired by the Broadway hit Hamilton, the so-called "East Coach Coachella," a new landmark hotel ...

Why Shakespeare Can Help Silicon Valley CEOs With Their Passage to India

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.08.2016 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared as an op-ed in my column in the Indian Express. "Macbeth does not make my priority list," admitted Sun Microsystems found...

Game of Thrones: Health Hazard?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

It's apparently bad for children's brains. That's according to Graeme Whiting, a British private school teacher getting a lot of attention for clai...

"Age Shall Not Weary Them" - Shakespeare and Memorial Day

Paul_Smith | Posted 05.30.2016 | Arts

It's a phrase that resonates as we remember the warriors, the heroes, the veterans, those we continuously applaud, and particularly on Memorial Day, for their service.

More Than Just Their Bodies: The Women Behind the Nude Production of The Tempest

Chrissy Makris | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Chrissy Makris

You may have heard about the "controversial" all-female nude rendition of Shakespeare's The Tempest that took place in Central Park last Thursday and ...