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Stage Door: King Lear

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.15.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Set on a bare stage at BAM's Harvey Theater, King Lear, as directed by Michael Grandage, is a straightforward, accessible production of the popular Shakespeare play.

5 Ways Shakespeare Changed The World

nypost.com | STEPHEN MARCHE | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

William Shakespeare was the most influential writer who ever lived. Even those who haven't read his plays know his words, from "to be or not to be" to...

LA Weekend Agenda: Rebel Bingo, La Cienega Art, Spring Blooms

| Katherine Spiers | Posted 07.12.2011 | Los Angeles

If you want something more active than lounging by the pool but working out is too ambitious, here are all the in-betweens this weekend. Friday: ...

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Do... Shakespeare

Jay Weston | Posted 07.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Last night I attended a benefit Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson co-hosted, a rather quirky but wildly fun-filled fundraiser for the Shakespeare Center called Simply Shakespeare.

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.

Movie Review: Thor

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Thor is a comic-book movie made by a Shakespearean -- Kenneth Branagh -- in 3D. And, intriguingly, he mostly makes it work.

Homeless Bones: The Mysterious Fate of Richard III

Fortean Times | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

King Richard III died in August 1485, but no one knows where his bones are. However, some people believe that an empty stone that, for many years,...

WATCH: Shakespeare In The Subway

Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

It's not exactly the Globe Theatre, but a subway car works just fine for Shakespeare. From the Wall Street Journal: Taking literally the Eliza...

A Collection Of Shakespeare's Raunchiest Lines

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.02.2011 | Books

A couple of weeks back we reported that reading Shakespeare makes you smarter. But to counterbalance that thesis, we thought we’d also better point ...

Shakespeare Raps About Bullying; Play Performed Live On Facebook

Posted 06.28.2011 | Education

Time to switch your profile language to "Ye Olde English." Weekly Reader's READ Magazine and social health nonprofit The Ophelia Project partnered ...

Why Shakespeare Never Fails To Get Brains Buzzing

The Observer | Robert McCrum | Posted 06.26.2011 | Books

Using EEG and fMRI scanning techniques, Davis has been testing individual responses to some of the playwright's most daring innovations. "I had an int...

'Do You Have Any Shakespeare Translated Into English?' And 12 Other Ridiculous Things Overheard In Bookstores (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

Is it really possible that some people don't know who Dante is, or, more shockingly, Shakespeare? According to bookstore employees, there are such peo...

Theater Review: A 'Merchant' for Modern Times

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 06.18.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

If you hurry to the Broad Stage before April 24, you might just catch the best Merchant of your life -- The Merchant of Venice, that is, Shakespeare's tragi-comic masterpiece.

Game 7: The Greatest Story on Earth

Anne Sobel | Posted 06.18.2011 | Sports
Anne Sobel

From the anticipation of the draft to the championship game, the narrative of a sports season is laced with heroes, villains, incredulous athletic feats, bitter failure and fate that can change in a split second.

Muti's Otello and War Horse

Howard Kissel | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts
Howard Kissel

Othello and War Horse are both works on a monumental scale. On these evenings I was reminded of why I chose to spend my life sitting in darkened theaters.

Book Review Roundup: Surviving Natural Disasters And Shakespeare On Justice

Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

"The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life" by Elijah Anderson Slate In Anderson's case, the greatest contribution of his book...

Theater: Punchdrunk and a Piano

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Punchdrunk is a theater company that specializes in "immersive" theater. While Sleep No More may be unusual and hard to classify, it is also most assuredly theater of the highest order.

'Sleep No More': Immersive 'Macbeth' In 100K Sq. Ft Chelsea Space

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- It took a while, but Lady Macbeth was finally located on the fifth floor. She was in a bathtub washing off blood and shrieking. And stark...

Epic, CGI Shakespeare Film Tackles Controversy

Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment

Emmerich is helming the upcoming film, "Anonymous," which, through a swirl of drama, political intrigue and even CGI, posits that Edward de Vere, the...

Why Can We Develop Athletes And Not Writers?

Slate Magazine | Bill James | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books

The population of Topeka, Kan., today is roughly the same as the population of London in the time of Shakespeare, and the population of Kansas now is ...

Stage Door: Wittenberg, Arcadia

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Blending pop-culture references -- from The Wild One to Shakespeare to Freudian therapy -- playwright David Davalos sets his dynamic comedy in 1517 Germany.

Blockbuster Shakespeare Exhibition To Open Before London Olympics

Telegraph | Roya Nikkhah, Arts Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

London 1612: Shakespeare's Theatre of the World, will open in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics and will explore the role of the capital as an em...

'A Thousand Twangling Instruments'

Tamsin Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamsin Smith

Suffering is not the opposite of joy -- they are foreground and background. One unfolds and magnifies the other. When a smile can be forged from anguish, then it's a thing of beauty and truth.

WATCH 'Beware The Ides Of March': Interviews In A Long Island Mall About The Origins Of The Phrase

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In Shakesepeare's "Julius Caesar," a soothsayer tells Caesar, "Beware the Ides of March." Caesar dismisses the warning, but then ends up being murdere...