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Digitally Deconstructing Shakespeare

Ben Arogundade | Posted 11.23.2011 | Books
Ben Arogundade

Four hundred years after he wrote them, Shakespeare's words can be imbued with a brand new set of values, simply by re-arranging them on the page.

'Don't Expect Me To Call The Day After' And Other Modern Shakespeare Quote Translations

Madeleine Crum | Posted 11.21.2011 | Books

Most of us have been shushed by teachers while chuckling during a Shakespeare reading. When the clown in "Twelfth Night" jested of "well hanged" men, ...

Wagner, Walton and an English Country Lad

Howard Kissel | Posted 11.18.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Saturday night the New York Philharmonic performed the work of three great musicians -- fabulously.

Was Hamlet's Dad Gay?

Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Priscilla Frank

We've all felt haunted by our sexuality at some point or another, but most of us don't decide to project these frustrations onto one of the great literary masterpieces of all time, while claiming to show "what's really going on."

The Wire Tangles With Shakespeare

Ben Arogundade | Posted 11.13.2011 | Entertainment
Ben Arogundade

The link between The Wire and the works of Shakespeare has been a popular strand amongst both fans of the show and critics alike, ever since it was first aired on U.S. screens back in June of 2002.

Theater: Cymbeline Satisfies at Barrow Street

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.10.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This clever, crowd-pleasing production of one of Shakespeare's shakiest plays ran for two sold-out weeks in January. Now in a rare and worthy gamble, the Theatre For A New Audience revival is getting a limited run Off Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre. No excuses for missing it this time.

Turning To Shakespeare On September 11th

Terence Clarke | Posted 01.23.2012 | New York
Terence Clarke

The smoke still rose, still boiling, the dead still lying in their thousands. There is not an actor in the world that could effectively play a part in such a scene.

Of Tempests and Teapots

George Heymont | Posted 11.04.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Two Bay area theatre companies are currently staging literary classics. One has put a daring new spin on a 400-year-old Shakespearean play; the other is staging a British adaptation of a beloved novel that is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its publication.

Is Fiction Good for You?

Keith Oatley | Posted 10.28.2011 | Books
Keith Oatley

Are movies and novels simply pleasant ways to pass the time, like eating ice cream but less fattening? Since the ancient Greeks, it's been thought that fiction can be good for us.

PHOTOS: Most Memorable Othello Adaptations

Ben Arogundade | Posted 10.20.2011 | Books
Ben Arogundade

Originally entitled "The Moor of Venice," "Othello" was first performed by Shakespeare's theatre group, the King's Men on November 1, 1604, in the Banqueting House of London's Whitehall Palace. Today, over four hundred years later, it remains as popular as ever.

Senna: Director Asif Kapadia Explores The Man Vs. The Myth

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 10.18.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

You will laugh, you will cry, it is better than CATS. But most importantly, you will be moved. Senna is one of the most successful documentaries to come out of England to the States, ever.

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...

PHOTOS: Shakespeare's Guide To Italy

Hilary Roe Metternich | Posted 10.10.2011 | Books
Hilary Roe Metternich

For lovers of Shakespeare who simply love his plays, "The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels" by my late father Richard ...

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.

Top 10 Most Disturbing Shakespeare Deaths

Posted 04.22.2012 | Books

He is known for penning some of the most beautiful romances in literary history but, when writing tragedies, Shakespeare's murderous imagination ran w...

Texting Is So 19th Century

Pamela Newton | Posted 09.27.2011 | Technology
Pamela Newton

It has recently occurred to me that email and text messaging are actually a quaint throwback to the good old days of interpersonal communication.

WATCH: 25 AMAZING Celebrity Impressions In Under Four Minutes

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 09.21.2011 | Comedy

Actor Jim Meskimen has a knack for celebrity impressions, and in order to show them off he's made a video performing an incredibly long monologue from...

The Art of Seduction: Through the Eyes of an Artist -- Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam

Angella Nazarian | Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles
Angella Nazarian

There was no way of pegging his style. With classical Persian music sounding in the background, he performed elements of flamenco, Persian, Indonesian, martial arts, Indian Kathakali dance.

Street Art, Orgies & Car Crashes: The Work Of Miss Bugs

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A stunningly horrendous car crash. A windshield smashed in by a wooden stump. A shard of white light cutting sharply through a smoke cloud which rises...

On One Thing, Rupert Murdoch is Right

Christina Patterson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Media
Christina Patterson

The truth is often stranger than fiction, stranger than plays, stranger, even, than the "nonsense" that the Mayor of London initially said this all was. And it is journalism that uncovered this truth. And that's now, more than ever, under threat.

A Pound Of Flesh: Extraordinary Literary Debts

flavorwire.com | Posted 09.18.2011 | Books

Today marks the release of David Graeber’s new book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years. In this red-bound tome, Graeber explains the concept of debt and c...

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...

Was Shakespeare A Stoner?

Posted 04.22.2012 | Books

To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question. People wonder a lot of things about literary legend William Shakespeare, like if he really wrote a...

Watch: Was Shakespeare A Stoner?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

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What Happened to Shame?

Lydia Fisher | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

When I was growing up there was shame. Shame is defined as, "a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior." But this feeling seems to have disappeared from the way we do business in this country.