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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 05.11.2017 | 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 ...

Religious Hypocrites and Their Timeless Tactics: McCrory, Tartuffe, and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 05.22.2017 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

With HB 2, Pat McCrory fleeces every worker of employment protections including the right to sue in state court for discrimination based on "race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap."

A 'Heavy' Side of Bob Dylan at 75

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.17.2017 | Entertainment
Robert David Jaffee

He has been called the voice of a generation, but it may be more accurate to dub Bob Dylan, who turns 75 on May 24, as a voice, if not the voice, of the generations.

'To Be or Not to Be, I There's the Point.' Or Conversations Overheard!!

Tony Woodcock | Posted 05.15.2017 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Do you ever do that? Deliberately put yourself in line of hearing other people's conversations? My wife and I are terrible offenders, if indeed it is an offense. We know intuitively when there is a situation, a possibility, to observe and hear life and people unedited, which can yield such fascinating results.

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Opens New Shakespeare's Globe Season

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.12.2017 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Shakespeare's lushest, loopiest play, set in an Athenian June at court and in the green wood, is essentially a long poem. In even a poor production, the words can get you through.

What's Past is Prologue: The Renaissance of an Irish Hamlet

Pam Peterson | Posted 05.10.2017 | Travel
Pam Peterson

Picture the rolling green hills of the Irish countryside. Now envision a narrow lane winding through meadows of Queen Anne's lace and wavy foxtail grass, arriving at an iron gate that leads to a tranquil enclave of stone cottages amidst lush gardens. This is Ballilogue.

Shakespeare Remixed: 400 Years of the Bard

Katy Woodring | Posted 04.27.2017 | Arts
Katy Woodring

Shakespeare may have shuffled off his mortal coil 400 years ago, but actors, scholars, dancers, videogaming tech nerds, restaurateurs, and the average consumer are no less sick of him.

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 1: Why Students Need the Humanities Now More Than Ever

Frank Breslin | Posted 04.26.2017 | Education
Frank Breslin

Students today grow up in such a distracted and meaningless world that, unless schools give them some idea of where we have come from as a cultural tradition, schools themselves run the risk of becoming part of that meaninglessness.

This Divorced Dad Tried Sexting For The First Time And Had An Epiphany

Matthew Williams | Posted 04.25.2017 | Comedy
Matthew Williams

The first rule of sexting is never, ever, ever read back the messages that you have sent. Ever.

Shakespeare at the Top of the Charts after 400 Years

Ken Adelman | Posted 04.23.2017 | Entertainment
Ken Adelman

Why Shakespeare? Why this weekend, everywhere around the world, will this man, with but a seventh grade education, be heralded 400 years after his de...

11 Books Inspired by Shakespeare

Off The Shelf | Posted 04.26.2017 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Allison Tyler | Off the Shelf It's been 400 years since William Shakespeare shuffled off his mortal coil on April 23, 1616. To honor the Bard of A...

Shakespeare Died 400 Years Ago, Yet His Language Lives On In These Phrases

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.22.2016 | Arts

If brevity is the soul of wit, we probably aren't doing Shakespeare any favors by drawing out his best lines for nearly half a millennium. Then again,...

All-Female Theater Troupe Tackles Gender Issues In Shakespeare's Plays

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.22.2016 | Arts

William Shakespeare’s name is interchangeable with timelessness; our curiosity about the man himself is eclipsed by our fascination with the daring ...

Stage Door: Richard II, Henry IV Part I and II, Henry V

Fern Siegel | Posted 04.22.2017 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Played with a kind of exhausted grandeur by David Tennant (of Dr. Who fame), this Richard's primary motivation seems to be his ongoing fascination with his own suffering at the hands of political operatives.

Shakespeare's Heroes and Heroines Live On Forever, Like Them or Not

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.21.2017 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

Shakespeare has an infinite variety. His plays have lasted 400 years since his passing. May they play on forever in new heaven, new earth!

Helen Vendler and the Science of Poetry

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 04.20.2017 | Home
M.W. Jacobs

Helen Vendler is a national treasure, and at least as deserving of a Kennedy Center Honor from the President as some of the actors and pop singers who...

Anyone Can Be A Shakespearean Player At This Inclusive Sonnet Slam

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts

Imagine yourself striding confidently on stage, all eyes on you as you adjust the mic and take a deep breath. It’s a warm spring day in New York Cit...