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The Glories of Caesar -- Patriotism, Ambition, Corruption

David Behling | Posted 07.25.2012 | College
David Behling

Shakespeare's play, however, is more about politics than it is about ancient heroes, about the politics of Rome as the elected government gave way to dictatorship. It's a story about patriotism and corruption, about conspiracies and alliances.

Globe to Globe: Shakespeare and Going Beyond Understanding

Beth Burns | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Beth Burns

My concerns about missing the most perfect turns of the English language were largely unfounded. The plays are so good, that in the hands of passionate performers they go beyond the need to comprehend the words to get their meaning.

Your Guide to Surviving Shakespeare in College

Uloop | Posted 07.17.2012 | College
Uloop

This is the one time in class where viewing the movie is beneficial. Shakespeare was written as a play, not a book, so seeing the scenes played out is helpful when trying to decipher the plot-line and character motivation.

Folger Library Looks To Bring Shakespeare To Virtual Audience

| Posted 05.15.2012 | DC

By Emily Cahn Roll Call Staff For 80 years, the staff at the Folger Shakespeare Library has worked to make the works of playwright William Shakesp...

How Did William Shakespeare Die?

Ben Arogundade | Posted 07.10.2012 | Books
Ben Arogundade

The exact nature of Shakespeare's illness, and subsequent death, remains unknown, and is still the subject of much speculation. Here are the hypotheses currently debated by scholars.

Alien Invasion 2012: Four Humans Who Could Be Aliens

Briony Westinghouse | Posted 06.16.2012 | Weird News
Briony Westinghouse

Briony Westinghouse reporting from the field with Part Two of my investigative series, "Earth Things Which Could Be Aliens." In this segment, I uncover the true identities of high-profile extraterrestrials living among us.

The Week In Art: Cardboard Boxes, Thai Temples And The Bard's Birthday

Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts

This week we saw some crazy art endeavors, whether they involved 24 hours converted into a single photo or drawings that look exactly like photographs...

Is Othello Really Black?

Ben Arogundade | Posted 06.23.2012 | Books
Ben Arogundade

William Shakespeare's character Othello is generally regarded as a black African. But is this true? Could he have been an Arab or a Spanish Moor?

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 Shakespeare Teaches Us To Steal

Nicole Galland | Posted 06.23.2012 | Books
Nicole Galland

We need Shakespeare to teach us how to steal. Nobody steals like William Shakespeare. Not even Steven Spielberg.

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.

See Shakespeare In The Park Or Parking Lot

Posted 06.23.2012 | Arts

From his sharp wit, profound devotion to language and characters which resound with contemporary audiences, Shakespeare's legacy is felt from the high...

Man Performs Shakespeare With 25 Different Voices

Posted 04.23.2012 | Arts

Today marks the approximate birth and death of our friend, William Shakespeare. We would like to mourn the passing of the Great Bard through a silly v...

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...

Was Shakespeare A Stoner?

Posted 06.22.2012 | Books

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, we're featuring some of our favorite archival pieces about his life and work. This one was first published in Jun...

Top 10 Most Disturbing Shakespeare Deaths

Posted 06.22.2012 | Books

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, we're featuring some of our favorite archival pieces about his life and work. This one was first published in Aug...

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.

If Shakespeare Had Twitter

Josh Barrie | Posted 06.11.2012 | Technology
Josh Barrie

It's hard to imagine what it would be like to follow Shakespeare. While these poems are a far cry from his escalated word-smithery, they are still very entertaining.

To Be or Not to Be

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 05.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

Anyone who has traveled the rocky roads of self-transformation can tell you that embarking on a journey of discovery is not for the faint at heart. It requires a warrior's heart and a fierce determination to conquer the unknown.

Truth, Lies and the Allure of Fact-based Journalism

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Robert Teitelman

He borrows the power of the truth business to create drama. He's like the politician that lies about his résumé. But is the lying pol better or worse than the demagogue who speaks from the heart?

'Beware The Ides Of March,' And 8 Other Bad Omens In Literature

Posted 03.15.2012 | Books

March 15 is a day to be wary of, as we're taught by high school English teachers and the Bard himself. In William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," a...

Musing About Muses (Part 1)

Irene Tanner | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Do you realize that we all have an intuitive muse available to us? All we have to do is extend an invitation.

Pierce the Mist

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

For me, poetry is indeed the key that unlocks. I'd forgotten how long that's been true.