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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 04.21.2016 | 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 04.20.2016 | Books
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 04.20.2016 | Books
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...

Books Opened the Doors of the World to Me

Vyjay Rao | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Vyjay Rao

Years ago, much, much before the travel bug ensnared me in its magical web, I had already begun my voyages around the world on the wings of my imagina...

Stratford Upon the East River

Glen Roven | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Glen Roven

Over the last few weeks I was reminded of those halcyon times as I saw two vastly different productions by two vastly different companies, but this time they weren't across the Thames but across the East River, in Brooklyn.

Astoria Characters: The Clown Juggling a Double-Fun Life

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.12.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

David Ellis can't stop the clowning around. His 4-year-old daughter, the so-called Lady S, is looking down on him, longingly, from the second-floor bedroom window.

The Real Housewife of 11th-Century Scotland

George Heymont | Posted 04.10.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

New breakthroughs in technology have a long history of disrupting the status quo. When I first learned how to type, it was on a manual typewriter that, if you hit the carriage return handle hard enough, might fall off the desk.

Spend The 400th Anniversary Of Shakespeare's Death In Hamlet's Castle

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts

"Act I, Scene I: Elsinore. A platform before the castle." These are the very first words to appear on the page of William Shakespeare's great tragedy...

Culture Is Only A Thin Apple Peel Over A Glowing Chaos

Lena Hades | Posted 04.04.2016 | Arts
Lena Hades

All great artists which I call artistocrats have a constant lifelong desire to communicate vitally important messages. But sometimes a fervent desire to be understood and to convey an important message looks like a declamation of a Shakespeare's Sonnet to a hungry dog.

Please Don't Say Unpack

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 04.01.2016 | Business
Stanley Hainsworth

For the sake of the English language, please stop using the word 'unpack' (unless you are removing your travel essentials from a valise). How about: discover, uncover, reveal, unearth, expose, ascertain, discern, lay bare or just find out.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Taking Her Talents To The Stage

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics

To dispel any possible doubts about her talents, the Notorious RBG, sometimes known as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is adding actress to...

A Taxonomy of the Species You Encounter Waiting in Line For Shakespeare in the Park

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 03.28.2016 | New York
Elizabeth Logan

The early-morning line for Shakespeare in the Park tickets is a realm unto itself, an eco-system unlike any other.

Shakespeare's Skull Is Believed To Be Missing From His Grave

Reuters | Nina Golgowski | Posted 03.24.2016 | Weird News

Shakespeare's skull is likely missing from his grave, an archaeologist has concluded, confirming rumors which have swirled for years about grave-robbe...

Astoria Characters: The Actor Who's Wooing the World

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.22.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Actors make their living manufacturing emotions at a moment's notice. Happy. Sad. Surprised.

Celebrate The 400th Anniversary Of Shakespeare's Death In Style

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 03.18.2016 | Arts

Los Angeles Shakespeare lovers, rejoice. In honor of the famed poet's birthday (and the 400th anniversary of his death) on April 23, Britweek -- an or...

A Lost Shakespeare Play Grows in Brooklyn: 'Double Falsehood' Comes to New York City

Jed Ryan | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Jed Ryan

Double Falsehood is considered to be a "controversial" work -- not so much because of its content, but rather for the debate over just how much of the play was actually written by Mr. Shakespeare. It's an emotionally charged debate that has been studied, argued, and revisited through the years.

Fear: The Root of Hatred and Great Enemy of Community

Khristi Adams | Posted 03.14.2016 | Religion
Khristi Adams

I've been hearing the word "hate" a lot lately. It's not a new concept. Though one may try and protect the unconditional loving innocence of a child, hatred is a notion that one grows into this world understanding at an early age.

Using Republican Tactics in Real Life

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

Last week, I used GOP leadership skills to teach my Shakespeare class. I put myself in a Republican mindset and kicked out all but the male, white, Christian students.

A Republican Leadership Lesson Plan

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The leadership skills displayed by the Republican presidential candidates inspire me. I am a teacher and I recently applied GOP leadership techniques in my classroom. They work like a charm!

Macbeth at Berkeley Rep: Visually Stunning but Short on Dramatic Interplay and Impact

Leo Stutzin | Posted 03.02.2016 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Conleth Hill as Macbeth, Frances McDormand as Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's classic tale Photos by Kevin Berne Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow ...

Data Artist Proves Just How Unique Shakespeare's 154 Sonnets Really Are

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts

Humans are creatures of staggering complexity, each of the billions on the planet different from the rest in innumerable ways. Our uniqueness can't si...

Shakespeare on Trump: Money Made the Man

Brian Leiter | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Brian Leiter

The phenomenon that Trump represents, alas, is ancient, and the only question is whether Americans in the year 2016 will be the latest "suckers" and "losers," as Trump would say, to fall for the illusion that money alters the real nature of the man