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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

Trump as the Shakespearean Fool

Pamela Hale | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Pamela Hale

Since the function of the Shakespearean fool was to wake people up, I keep hoping that Trump is among us simply for that. The way that he presents himself and the things he says are so utterly grotesque that one advantage is he makes it clear what we don't want.

What Do You Do With All your Rage?

Johanna Evans | Posted 02.15.2016 | Women
Johanna Evans

Because the experience of sexual assault involved losing both my agency and control of the situation, for a longtime the awareness of losing control triggered the feeling that my agency was in jeopardy.

Can Any Writer Equal Shakespeare's Ability To Spread The Empathy?

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.18.2016 | Arts

The Hogarth Shakespeare series, which aims to update Will’s most well-known plays with novelistic retellings by accomplished novelists, hasn’t hes...

Poetry at Stake

Tara Skurtu | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Poetry has the logic of memory, the spontaneity of dreams, yet is much like calculus--each line is, in a sense, an asymptote composed of and continual...

Widower's Definition Of Love Could Impress Shakespeare Himself

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Even Romeo and Juliet's legendary romance can't beat one widower's love for his late wife. Humans of New York shared the beautiful love story of an ol...

"Something Rotten!" Soars where "King Charles III" Bores

Christian Lewis | Posted 01.29.2016 | Arts
Christian Lewis

For anyone involved with theater, Shakespeare seems universal. However, he also can feel over done, wordy, or boring. Regardless, theater goers and actors alike will never stop obsessing over him and thus, Shakespeare will always have a presence on Broadway.

Immortal Beloved

Poetry Foundation | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

On the missing persons of love poetry. by Austin Allen Immortalizing the beloved is supposed to be one of the poet's supreme powers. What journal-tot...

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion: The Social Values of Shakespeare

Paul_Smith | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts

Ours is currently a world that is necessarily fixated on inclusion and exclusion - who we want in our communities and who we don't, who is 'one of us' and who is 'The Other' or, as Lear on his way to prison, that symbolic place of exclusion, says, "who's in, who's out."

10 Things You Might Not Know About Shakespeare

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 01.14.2016 | Books
Paul Anthony Jones

Chances are you could name most -- if not all -- of his plays. But how much do we really know about Shakespeare? Well, here are 10 much less familiar facts about arguably the world's most famous writer.

Brian Bedford: In Memoriam

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Molière was as important to me as Shakespeare, maybe even more so, and Richard Wilbur's deft translations were a revelation.

What's That Smell? That Which We Call 'Dietary Guidelines'...

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Since the release last week of the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and in my case at least, a resulting bout of projectile vomiting, the nut...

The 'Logos' in Mythology

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 01.08.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

It was 1998, I just migrated to the United States from Jordan with my mother to start a new life. As I reflect now on that time period, I realize that I had subconsciously sought a certain cultural trace in order to understand and appreciate America.

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

George Heymont | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Next to West Side Story the most popular Shakespeare-inspired musical is, without doubt, Cole Porter's 1948 hit, Kiss Me, Kate.

'What Country Friends Is This?' -- Shakespeare and Twelfth Night

Paul_Smith | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts

It is the turn of the year, the end of the festivities, the return to work, and it is Twelfth Night. This reminds us that it is also the start of the glorious 2016 Shakespeare quartercentenary commemoration year.

Much Ado About Shakespeare

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
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Verelyn Gibbs Watson

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. It's perhaps somewhat macabre to pay such close attention to a death (birthdays are more joyous), but in the case of Shakespeare, it's worth it. His plays, and their themes, continue to influence us.