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Steve Bannon's Failed 'Star Wars'-Meets-Shakespeare Movie Script

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 05.10.2017 | Entertainment

It sounded kind of smart, at least in the beginning. “Basically, what we were doing was a cross between Shakespeare and ‘Star Wars.’” Steve Ba...

11 Characters Who Are Definitely Having A Worse Day Than You Are

Kirkus | Posted 05.03.2017 | Home

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here. Ill Will by Dan Chaon “A shadowy narrative that’s carried well by the author...

How This Trans Actress Was Happily Proven Wrong About Show Business

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.01.2017 | Queer Voices

In order for Aneesh Sheth to find her voice as an actress, she had to walk away from show business first. Sheth, who is transgender, can currently b...

Statues Of Celebrities That Look Nothing Like Them

Architectural Digest | Posted 04.03.2017 | Entertainment
Architectural Digest

For Architectural Digest, by Nick Mafi. It's one thing to be a celebrity; it's something else to be a celebrity with a statue erected in your honor. I...

Prison Shakespeare Programs Have Dramatic Impact On Inmates

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 03.30.2017 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

By Christopher Zoukis Prison might be the last place you would expect to see a great performance of Shakespeare. But for more than a decade, Marin Sha...

Romeo And Juliet Born Hours Apart In Same Hospital Star In Shakespearean Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.27.2017 | Parents

Two babies born 18 hours apart in the same hospital made headlines last week when they were coincidentally named Romeo and Juliet. Romeo Archangel Her...

Romeo And Juliet Born In Same Hospital Just Hours Apart

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.22.2017 | Parents

It’s the sort of star-crossed coincidence worthy of William Shakespeare: two babies born in the same hospital 18 hours apart, one named Romeo and on...

Meet Volunteers Who Answer Love Letters to Shakespeare's Juliet

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 02.16.2017 | OWN

It’s believed that the notes have been arriving for more than a century, with a photograph of some dating back to the late 1800s. Many are mailed to...

Aisle View: Iago On Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 12.13.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig in Othello Photo: Chad Batka That green-eyed monster is back in town, down at NYTW. With a steely-determined Dan...

Painting Through Tudor England: A Unique Way to View History

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.01.2016 | Travel
Barbara Ernst Prey

Barbara Ernst Prey painting at Thornbury Castle, England I have books filled with my European and Asian travel drawings and watercolors. Some of them...

Another Man Has Officially Been Credited As Shakespeare's Co-Author

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.27.2016 | Arts

If this month’s Elena Ferrante–related news has taught us anything about our reading habits, it’s that we’re obsessed with authorship. The wom...

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Act Out The Most Famous 'Hamlet' Scene

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 10.24.2016 | Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch taking on the title role in “Hamlet” became the fastest selling show in London theater history last year, with 100,000 ticket...

Viktoria Modesta: Not Your Grandfather's Shakespeare Interpreter

Michael Levin | Posted 10.20.2016 | Arts
Michael Levin

It's been 400 years since William Shakespeare passed away. So how do you bring him back to life? If you're the British Council, charged with finding a 21st century audience for a 16th century playwright, you call Viktoria Modesta.

Dream On

John David Mann | Posted 10.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John David Mann

"What do you see when you turn out the light? I can't tell you, but I know it's mine." -- Lennon and McCartney What is the last thing you think about...

Shakespearean Actresses Get Nude Again, In The Name Of Expression

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.02.2016 | Arts

Earlier this year, enterprising theatre troupe The Torn Out Theatre company stripped one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays down to its bare bones....

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.

First Nighter: London's Impressive "Macbeth," "The Taming of the Shrew," Charlene James's "Cuttin' It," Daniel Evans's Sizzling "Show Boat"

David Finkle | Posted 06.30.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

London--Emma Rice, formerly the joint artistic director of the superb Kneehigh company, is now the Globe Theatre artistic director and offering her fi...

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.

Aisle View: Wiving It Wealthily in Central Park

Steven Suskin | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Cush Jumbo and Janet McTeer in The Taming of the Shrew Photo: Joan Marcus Breezy adaptation, canny casting and a handful of delectable performanc...

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...

"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.

Welcome To The Nude, All-Women Production Of A Shakespeare Play

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts

Shakespeare’s plays express an affinity for expressive dress. In “The Taming of the Shrew,” the caddish Petruchio withholds food, sleep and beau...

'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.

Shakespeare at 400, Jack London at 100: Genius Lives

Jonah Raskin | Posted 04.28.2017 | Arts
Jonah Raskin

In William Shakespeare's comedy, "As You Like It, a traveler named Jaques waxes poetical in lines that have achieved literary immortality.

Did Shakespeare Realize the Strength in His Words?

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 04.26.2017 | Entertainment
Siobhan Kukolic

Shakespeare's words changed how people were entertained. What people thought. What people felt. And they continue to do so today.