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Shakespeare Birthday

Happy Birthday, Bill!

Louis Fantasia | Posted 06.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Louis Fantasia

For Shakespeare's 450th birthday bash, Britweek -- the week-long celebration of all things British in LA -- has lined up a phenomenal cast of actors, both British and American for an evening of "Shakespeare, Music & Love!"

Knighthood for Shakespeare

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 06.21.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

April 23 marks the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare. On his birthday, I call for a posthumous knighthood for the flower of the English language.

5 Questions for Poets: Part 4

Jonathan Hobratsch | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Jonathan Hobratsch

In the 4th part of the National Poetry Month blog, I ask America's best poets to answer five more questions by readers of poetry.

WATCH: The 'Romeo & Juliet' Fish Tank Scene Gets Us Every Time

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 04.23.2013 | Style

Few movie scenes render us as useless as the fish tank moment in the 1996 version of "Romeo + Juliet." Just one look at Leonardo DiCaprio smiling at C...

Shakespeare's Sonnets Turned Into Pop Songs

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

Shakespeare may be the most quotable man in history, but is he the most musical? A group of England-based, Renaissance-style musicians seem to think s...

How to Enjoy Reading Shakespeare

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Joseph Smigelski

When you finally meet William Shakespeare on his own turf, his language begins to open new doors in your consciousness.

Quoting Shakespeare

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Arianna Huffington

The following bit of Shakespearean amusement was concocted by my great friend Bernard Levin. I've decided to post it here so that and all of you can have it to download, print out, e-mail, link to... and enjoy.

Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

What would happen if we all spoke the way Shakespeare wrote? Would we fall in love more deeply and seek revenge more swiftly? Today just might be the ...

Name That Play! Put Your Shakespeare Knowledge To The Test

Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

On this day, April 23, the reported would-be 448th birthday (and death day) of the one and only William Shakespeare, we celebrate The Bard's legacy wi...

Sending the Bard a Birthday Card

George Heymont | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Not only have Shakespeare's works survived directorial updating and near-villainous tampering with the text, they are still taught in high schools and colleges around the world. What has changed is the wealth of teaching tools now available in the classroom and on the Internet.

Shakespeare's Birthday: Is The Bard Disappearing From Classrooms?

Telegraph UK | Anthony Seldon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Forget the election, the Clegg bounces and the Brown gyrations. Blank out Icelandic volcanoes and flight disruptions. For today is the happy conjuncti...

If Shakespeare Were Still Around

Al Eisele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Al Eisele

In honor of Shakespeare's birthday, here is what the Bard might have written if he were around today.

"Talk Like Shakespeare Day" Declared For Thursday In Chicago

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- In honor of William Shakespeare's upcoming birthday, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has proclaimed "Talk Like Shakespeare Day" in the ...