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Shakespeare As A Fraud, And 7 OTHER Literary Scandal In Film

Posted 12.28.2011 | Books

By Christine Spines via Word & Film: In the annals of provocative movie taglines, “Was Shakespeare a Fraud?” ranks right up there with “Meet ...

Youyoung Lee

Q&A With 'Anonymous' Director Roland Emmerich

HuffingtonPost.com | Youyoung Lee | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment

Roland Emmerich knows he's no William Shakespeare, but that's exactly the point. The director behind such catastrophe films as "2012," "Godzilla" and ...

The Shakespeare Authorship Question

John Orloff | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment
John Orloff

I hate to use the word "lies," but children are, indeed, being taught at best a number of half-truths about William Shakespeare.

Did Shakespeare Really Write All Those Plays? New Film Says No

Posted 12.27.2011 | Home

BY JOCELYN NOVECK, The Associated Press NEW YORK — O, for a juicy literary dispute that would pit scholars against Hollywood, with charges of sno...

Blood, Blood, Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

George Heymont | Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Hamlet vs. Zombies offers audiences 90 minutes of inspired lunacy. I suspect this show will have a great future touring the college circuit and getting guest bookings with regional Fringe and Shakespeare festivals.

Youyoung Lee

WATCH: Ten Reasons Shakespeare Was A Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Youyoung Lee | Posted 12.14.2011 | Celebrity

It's been a long-standing urban legend that Shakespeare didn't actually write his own work, but now a new film brings this theory to the big screen. ...

Timing and Political Leadership

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

Amid the worsening economic picture, political leaders across the globe are under attack for their lack of leadership and failure to inspire confidence in their constituencies in the face of mounting global problems.

PHOTOS: Haiku Reviews: Shakespeare, Pop Art & Taiwan

Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

George Clooney: 'Hollywood Could Teach a Lot to Politicians'

Felice Arenas | Posted 12.06.2011 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

Should Capitol Hill be looking to Hollywood for better scripts? Actor George Clooney thinks that while Democrats have accomplished a great deal for the U.S., they "have done a terrible job so far" of getting this through to Americans.

Monkeys, Shakespeare and the Infinite Library

John Lundberg | Posted 12.02.2011 | Technology
John Lundberg

An American named Jesse Anderson has developed a computer program that tests whether enough monkeys typing on enough typewriters could ever reproduce the works of William Shakespeare.

A Thinking Girl's Guide to Taming of the Shrew

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

No matter how smart the direction, how poised the Kate, how fiery the lust between our violent lovers, The Taming of the Shrew is still a play about a mean woman tricked and trapped to the point of submission.

Shakespeare WIll Be Acted Out In Sign Language

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home

From British Sign Language to Swahili London's Globe Theatre plans to show all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays performed in 37 languages. As part...

Rotten Thing Finally Located in Denmark

Mark C. Miller | Posted 11.27.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Curious about the phrase's origin, Danish explorer Andreas Fridtjof has successfully concluded his seven year search for the actual rotten item that inspired the saying.

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...