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

Jed Ryan | Posted 03.17.2017 | 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.

Playwright James Trivers' Provocative "Drinks with Mother Teresa" Selected for New Play Lab at 35th Inge Festival

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 03.10.2017 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many part...

This Theatre Group Performs Shakespeare, Only Drunker

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.03.2016 | Arts

The Bard bequeathed his fans and scholars with tomes and tomes worth of questions to pick apart: Was “The Taming of the Shrew” a patriarchal play,...

First Nighter: Shakespeare Globe Smartly Does the Bard's Jacobean Works

David Finkle | Posted 03.03.2017 | Arts
David Finkle

During the winter months the Shakespeare's Globe crowd--as the current artistic director Dominic Dromgoole is about to depart--is bringing William Shakespeare indoors.

How a Centuries-old Poem Hints at Shakespeare's Herbal 'Muse'

The Conversation Africa | Posted 01.31.2017 | Home
The Conversation Africa

Francis Thackeray, University of the Witwatersrand Material unearthed from William Shakespeare's garden and hometown suggests that the famed British ...

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

Christian Lewis | Posted 01.29.2017 | 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 01.27.2017 | Home
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...

10 Things You Might Not Know About Shakespeare

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home
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.

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

Paul_Smith | Posted 01.07.2017 | Arts
Paul_Smith

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.

The Force Awakens is Breaking Box Office Records, but It's The Empire Strikes Back That Will Forever Resonate Most With Audiences

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 01.04.2017 | Entertainment
Samuel C. Spitale

The Empire Strikes Back often eclipses the original Star Wars in popularity and sanctity. It remains the favorite of its leading stars, its legions of fans, and even most film critics.

First Nighter: The Rolin Jones-Billie Joe Armstrong 'These Paper Bullets!' Makes Much Ado Over The Beatles

David Finkle | Posted 12.16.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Since April 23, 2016 is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, it shouldn't be surprising that homages to the great playwright will be popping up right, left and center.

#ShakespeareLives in 2016: How Shakespeare's Plays Reflect Current Affairs

Paul_Smith | Posted 10.30.2016 | Arts
Paul_Smith

In 2016 the world gathers to applaud, to set Shakespeare free, liberating his plays into the meaning of our times. We remember him and must tell his story.

The José Limón International Dance Festival Takes on the Joyce

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.23.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It is one of the most pressing questions of American dance: how should we preserve the work of great 20th-century choreographers who glued their style to a generation distinct and removed from our own?

An Extraordinary Library: The Lilly Library, Indiana University

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 09.30.2016 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

After living in the Midwest for about 30 years I really didn't know too much about Indiana -- it seemed like a nice state but my sense was that the state was pretty limited, culturally.

First Nighter: Simon Russell Beale and Other London Come-Ons

David Finkle | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Though Samuel Foote is not remembered today and therefore another instance in the annals of the millions once famous and now forgotten, he was celebrated in 18th-century London as a wit as well as an actor.

First Nighter: The Royal Shakespeare Company's Outstanding "Othello" is Screened

David Finkle | Posted 09.23.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

About that embroidered handkerchief so crucial to Othello's undoing in the William Shakespeare tragedy that takes his name: When it's too late, Desdemona's loyal attendant Emilia (Ayesha Dharker) says of her mistress and the item: "She let it drop."

5 Famous Wedding Readings About Love

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 09.13.2016 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Wedding readings and poems are a great way to express certain feelings and share romantic and heartfelt language that is meaningful to you both.

First Nighter: The Royal Shakespeare Company's Outstanding 'Merchant of Venice' Is Screened

David Finkle | Posted 08.23.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

Shylock's inflexible insistence on the bond he made with Antonio for a pound of flesh were the 3,000 ducats not repaid -- that's to say, Shylock's unrelenting stance as a broader revenge on the Christians who've tormented him throughout life as a usurer -- is decidedly matched by his tormenters' virulent prejudice.

Liver Pudding

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.19.2016 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

I was able to walk to Fringe Central 2 in time for my 2 P.M. workshop and I'm so glad I got to be there. There was a lot of laughing involved.

First Nighter: William Shakespeare's and Daniel Sullivan's 'Cymbeline' Lights up Central Park

David Finkle | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

There's a reliable rule of the stage according to which, if the actors are having fun, the audience absolutely will. That's what's rambunctiously going on throughout Daniel Sullivan's fooling around with William Shakespeare's late romance, Cymbeline.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXII

Alan Black | Posted 08.10.2016 | San Francisco
Alan Black

These days, the sun shows no mercy. And Shakespeare in the Park is on.

Invoking Camus to Live

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.13.2016 | Home
Michael Shammas

In just two words of five syllables, medieval man brewed a bitter antidote to all from melancholy and regret to hubris and ostentation: memento mori.

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Suna Senman | Posted 07.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find.

Happiness and the Inner Voice of Destiny

Maura Sweeney | Posted 07.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maura Sweeney

Obey your inner voice and follow your destiny "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves." -- William Shakespeare You have a dest...

Why the 'New Shakespeare Portrait' Is NOT Shakespeare

Ros Barber | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Ros Barber

A great deal of fuss has been made this week about a supposed "newly discovered portrait of Shakespeare" found on the title page engraving of sixteent...