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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...

Shakespeare Speaks To Japan

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Terry Kelhawk

In our society of high life-expectancy, death usually comes unseen behind the closed doors of nursing homes, or the curtains of a hospital room. We have gained, therefore, the luxury of deluding ourselves that we are here forever

WATCH: Danny Pudi Of 'Community' Drops Some Shakespeare

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

New York-based sketch group BriTANick have made a name for themselves over the last few years with their consistently strong web videos. The "Bri...

Most Frequently Reread Library Books (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We asked HuffPost Readers to tell us which books they reread the most. But we also wondered which library books people most frequently reread. It wasn...

Getting Slizzard: HuffPost Readers Pick Best Drinking Scenes In Literature (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In "Macbeth," Macduff famously asks, "What three things does drink especially provoke?" To which the porter replies, "Marry, sir, nose-painting, slee...

Reading As An Equalizer: What James Joyce, Shakespeare Can Teach Us Today

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rick Ayers

Kiberd reminds us to hold on to, and honor, the truly democratic project that education must be.

Literary Mixtape: What Was On Hamlet's iPod?

flavorwire.com | Emily Temple | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you've ever wondered what your favorite literary characters might be listening to while they save the world/contemplate existence/get into trouble,...

Othello, Long Beach Shakespeare Company

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James Scarborough

Staging full or nearly-full versions of Shakespeare in a black box theatre, director Helen Borgers proves that it's the words, not the spectacle, that matter.

The Taming of the Brew: Hudson Warehouse's Shakespeare in the Bar

John Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Marshall

Everyone's been to Shakespeare in the Park or Shakespeare in a park, but few people have experienced Shakespeare in a drinking establishment.

Jason Linkins

Argument For Copyright Protection Undermined By Half-Baked Metaphor About Shakespeare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I missed this on Valentine's Day, but in that day's edition of the New York Times, Scott Turow, Paul Aiken, and James Shapiro published an op-ed weigh...

Belated Valentine to American Theatre... and a Patron Named Joyce

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

10 minutes before curtain, I sat down next to an older man. He immediately turned to me said, "So I guess you 're my new friend. Not to get too personal but these were my wife's seats. She passed away a few weeks ago."