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Shakespeare, Popular Culture And Religiously Motivated Censorship

Michael Gilmour | Posted 02.01.2012 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

Shakespeare captures such things as the joys of romantic love, religious hypocrisy, existential despair, and fear of the grave. He teaches us what it means to be human.

Movie review: Outrage

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Takeshi Kitano has always been a rule-breaker so it's no surprise that Outrage, his latest gangster film, should foil expectations. A good part of th...

Stage Door: Seminar, Richard II

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.24.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Seminar has one overarching reason for being on Broadway: Alan Rickman.

Weirdest Bucket List Ever?

John Blumenthal | Posted 01.17.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

After much prodding from my mortician, I've finally decided to put together my bucket list. I probably should have written it years ago since I'm beyond middle age now and a little decrepit, but better late than never.

Marilyn Monroe: Still Dead. Still Selling. How Come?

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Marilyn Monroe lives on as the last of an archetype we cling to from our innocent past but is now gone forever -- or until a future generation invents her again.

Shakespeare Is Shakespeare

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

In an effort to do my academic duty to save young minds from going astray, I present to you ten of the most obvious reasons that William Shakespeare is the author of the works of William Shakespeare.

CliffsNotes Films Takes On Shakespeare

Posted 01.02.2012 | Books

"CliffsNotes Films -- The Fastest Way to Learn," a collaboration among AOL, Mark Burnett, Coalition Films and Josh Faure-Brac, has launched with a ser...

Shakespeare Made Stress-Free (VIDEOS)

| Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

It's one in the morning, your eyelids are dropping, and you're still not nearly done reviewing for your AP English in-class essay on Macbeth tomorro...

'Read' Shakespeare In Minutes? CliffsNotes Films Makes It Happen

Posted 12.28.2011 | Education

We've all been there before -- 10th grade English teacher assigns reading homework for the night, and it's a third of William Shakespeare's The Traged...

Shakespeare As A Fraud, And 7 OTHER Literary Scandal In Film

Posted 12.28.2011 | Books

By Christine Spines via Word & Film: In the annals of provocative movie taglines, “Was Shakespeare a Fraud?” ranks right up there with “Meet ...

Youyoung Lee

Q&A With 'Anonymous' Director Roland Emmerich | Youyoung Lee | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment

Roland Emmerich knows he's no William Shakespeare, but that's exactly the point. The director behind such catastrophe films as "2012," "Godzilla" and ...

The Shakespeare Authorship Question

John Orloff | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
John Orloff

I hate to use the word "lies," but children are, indeed, being taught at best a number of half-truths about William Shakespeare.

Did Shakespeare Really Write All Those Plays? New Film Says No

Posted 12.27.2011 | Home

BY JOCELYN NOVECK, The Associated Press NEW YORK — O, for a juicy literary dispute that would pit scholars against Hollywood, with charges of sno...

Blood, Blood, Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

George Heymont | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Hamlet vs. Zombies offers audiences 90 minutes of inspired lunacy. I suspect this show will have a great future touring the college circuit and getting guest bookings with regional Fringe and Shakespeare festivals.

Youyoung Lee

WATCH: Ten Reasons Shakespeare Was A Fraud | Youyoung Lee | Posted 12.14.2011 | Celebrity

It's been a long-standing urban legend that Shakespeare didn't actually write his own work, but now a new film brings this theory to the big screen. ...

Timing and Political Leadership

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

Amid the worsening economic picture, political leaders across the globe are under attack for their lack of leadership and failure to inspire confidence in their constituencies in the face of mounting global problems.

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews: Shakespeare, Pop Art & Taiwan

Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

George Clooney: 'Hollywood Could Teach a Lot to Politicians'

Felice Arenas | Posted 12.06.2011 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

Should Capitol Hill be looking to Hollywood for better scripts? Actor George Clooney thinks that while Democrats have accomplished a great deal for the U.S., they "have done a terrible job so far" of getting this through to Americans.

Monkeys, Shakespeare and the Infinite Library

John Lundberg | Posted 12.02.2011 | Technology
John Lundberg

An American named Jesse Anderson has developed a computer program that tests whether enough monkeys typing on enough typewriters could ever reproduce the works of William Shakespeare.

A Thinking Girl's Guide to Taming of the Shrew

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

No matter how smart the direction, how poised the Kate, how fiery the lust between our violent lovers, The Taming of the Shrew is still a play about a mean woman tricked and trapped to the point of submission.

Shakespeare WIll Be Acted Out In Sign Language

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home

From British Sign Language to Swahili London's Globe Theatre plans to show all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays performed in 37 languages. As part...

Rotten Thing Finally Located in Denmark

Mark C. Miller | Posted 11.27.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Curious about the phrase's origin, Danish explorer Andreas Fridtjof has successfully concluded his seven year search for the actual rotten item that inspired the saying.

Digitally Deconstructing Shakespeare

Ben Arogundade | Posted 11.23.2011 | Books
Ben Arogundade

Four hundred years after he wrote them, Shakespeare's words can be imbued with a brand new set of values, simply by re-arranging them on the page.

'Don't Expect Me To Call The Day After' And Other Modern Shakespeare Quote Translations

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.21.2011 | Books

Most of us have been shushed by teachers while chuckling during a Shakespeare reading. When the clown in "Twelfth Night" jested of "well hanged" men, ...

Wagner, Walton and an English Country Lad

Howard Kissel | Posted 11.18.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Saturday night the New York Philharmonic performed the work of three great musicians -- fabulously.