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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 05.11.2016 | 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 04.27.2016 | 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 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Siobhan Kukolic

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

Poetry off the Shelf Podcast: Who Are They Anyway?

Poetry Foundation | Posted 04.26.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Producer Curtis Fox explores the diverse world of contemporary American poetry with readings by poets, interviews with critics, and short poetry docum...

11 Books Inspired by Shakespeare

Off The Shelf | Posted 04.25.2016 | Books
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,...

Lego Marks Anniversary Of Shakespeare's Death In Typically Awesome Way

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts

Lego has given a very modern twist to William Shakespeare's classic plays. The Danish company recreated scenes from "Romeo & Juliet," "Macbeth" and "A...

William Shakespeare, Political Pundit, on Leadership and Sacrifice

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Henry G. Brinton

Former U.S. Senator Bob Torricelli recently gave a nod to William Shakespeare when he paraphrased his "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" speech from Julius Caesar: "We've come not to bury Bernie Sanders, but to praise him."

All the World's a Stage

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
C. M. Rubin

"Whether it's in Asia, Europe, South America, or Africa, Shakespeare's plays are happening in geographically diverse territories within their respecti...

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.