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War Zone Fresco

Steven Suskin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

New Yorkers have a rare chance, through August 10, to see a full-cast production of David Edgar's intriguing Pentecost.

First Nighter: 'Henry IV Part I' and 'Henry IV Part II' on Screen With Antony Sher

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

William Shakespeare historians have tried and failed to find a figure during the reigns of Henry IV and Henry V who might have been the inspiration for Sir John Falstaff, whom many of the playwright's advocates consider the preeminent Shakespeare character.

The Global Search for Education: To Be or Not to Be?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

If imagination be the food of disruption, is the Bard also to be considered worthy of a TriBeCa Disruptive innovation Award?

William Shakespeare at 450

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

How can any of us find the words to wish a happy 450th birthday to the single most significant, elegant, funny, wise and human writer ever to use the English language? That's what I, and countless others, have thought and think of Shakespeare.

Be The Person You Want Your Students to Be

American Teacher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
American Teacher

I do everything the school requires of me but I supplement that with my passions. Listen, I don't expect anyone to duplicate what I do because I am a lunatic, but I think teachers get so busy with the system -- teaching that chapter or this book -- that they lose themselves.

Problems in England

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.17.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Does the Arts Council "reduce from the bottom," zeroing out grants to the smallest grantees (effectively putting them out of business), or does it make drastic cuts to the largest organizations, which presumably have the easiest time raising private funds?

'Julius Caesar' Like You've Never Seen It Before

Leigh Silver | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Leigh Silver

When you step into the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater for the Royal Shakespeare Company's unique production of "Julius Caesar," you encoun...

Victor Hugo and Abraham Lincoln

Norman MacAfee | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

In this film awards season, two works embody enduring pinnacles of idealism.

Royal Shakespeare Company Goes All Out This Year

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | Arts

LONDON — "Doctor Who" star David Tennant is returning to the Royal Shakespeare Company this year to play a troubled king in "Richard II." Tenna...

Quoting Shakespeare Sparingly

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 09.22.2012 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

Quoting William Shakespeare is a little like breathing: every living person does it. "He's dead as a doornail," your roommate will say as she flips through the newspaper obits, never realizing she's just quoted part of a couplet from Henry VI.

Gregory Doran and Antony Sher: A Remembrance

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

It was exciting to read that Gregory Doran will become the new Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Greg is a wonderful director whose insightful productions have graced the stages of the Kennedy Center during my tenure.

'Romeo And Juliet,' Iraq Style

AP | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home

LONDON -- In a new staging of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," a Baghdad theater director has transformed the Montagues and Capulets into religious r...

There's A New Chief In Shakespeare Town

AP | Posted 05.22.2012 | Home

LONDON — The Royal Shakespeare Company says it has appointed Gregory Doran as its new artistic director. The company says Doran, who has direct...

'Matilda' Leads Race For London's Olivier Awards

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.15.2012 | Arts

LONDON — Broadway-bound show "Matilda The Musical" gained 10 nominations Thursday for British theater's Laurence Olivier Awards – includin...

Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' Is Heading To Broadway

AP | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — A musical about a girl with extraordinary powers is hoping to jump the Atlantic. The Royal Shakespeare Company said Tuesday it is pl...

Amy Lee

Does Shakespeare's Bleakest Play Work For Children?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

"So great is the suffering depicted in Shakespeare's 'King Lear' that one has trouble finding the words to write about it," begins the Folger Shakespe...

The Torture Of Playing King Lear

AP | By JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- On a "King Lear" day, the torture starts early in the morning for Greg Hicks. Even before the actor opens his eyes in his hotel room, the...

For Shakespeare Company, All New York's a Stage

Vera Haller | Posted 10.04.2011 | New York
Vera Haller

This summer is truly the season of the Brits in New York City. The fine actors of Britannia are ruling the city's summer theatrical scene.

Lucas Kavner

Is This The Most Ambitious Theater Project Ever?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Shipping 400 tons of steel, more than 60 performers and close to 50 separate 40-foot shipping containers across the Atlantic to build a br...

New Yorkers Can't Handle Shakespeare Company Skinning Rabbits On Stage

AP | Posted 09.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Royal Shakespeare Company has skipped the idea of skinning a rabbit on stage in New York. The troupe back in Britain had an acto...

My Trip to England: The Ministry of Culture

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

The importance of cultural tourism in England is astonishing, the level of theater, opera, symphony and dance performance is extraordinary, the museums are crowded and the export of arts of all kinds is thriving.

Roald Dahl Musical On London's West End

Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts

London's West End will soon be home to Roald Dahl's Matilda, the beloved children's tale. The story has been adapted into a musical written by Dennis ...

What Drew A Shakespearean Master To A Flashy Blockbuster About Viking Mythology?

Newsweek | Chris LeeMay 01, 2011 | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books

You’d be forgiven for wondering what precisely is up with Kenneth Branagh directing Marvel Studios’ new superhero flick Thor, a flashy $150 millio...

From the Crack Dens of Miami to the Royal Shakespeare Company: An Interview With Tarell Alvin McCraney

Johann Hari | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Johann Hari

McCraney has made an unusual journey in his life -- from the slums of Miami, where his crack-addicted mother died of AIDS and his brother ended up in jail, to writer-in-residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Roald Dahl's Matilda -- Now Singing and Dancing! (VIDEO)

Monica Edinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Monica Edinger

Beloved by generations of children and Americanized in a film, Roald Dahl's valiant heroine Matilda is now belting it out on one of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Stratford stages.