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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."

HuffPost Interview: Belgica Castro, star of Old Cats

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Belgica Castro, who will be 90 next month, is on the phone, speaking Spanish from her home in Chile, talking through Sebastian Silva, co-director of h...

HuffPost Interview: Director Kelly Asbury of Gnomeo and Juliet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Why gnomes? Why not gnomes?, says Kelly Asbury? The result is a computer-animated comedy aimed at children and adults, using Shakespeare's romantic tragedy as the jumping-off point for a more family-friendly fairy tale.

Ten Sexy Literary Innuendos

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

Anyone composing a steamy note or text message for their valentine this year could learn from what the greats have written about sex -- and what they haven't.

HuffPost Review: Gnomeo and Juliet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gnomeo and Juliet is exactly the kind of movie you wish for when you're the parent of small children. It's fast, funny and smart enough to tickle the ...

A Slice of Keach: Stage, Screen and Sparring

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Stacy Keach, who received acclaim with his breakthrough role as a boxer in John Huston's Fat City, returns to television on the new acclaimed F/X show Lights Out.

Bad Girls In Literature: Craziest, Most Evil Female Characters (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Be it hormones or just a wicked streak, there are plenty of evil, crazy women scattered throughout literature. This week, we asked you for the most e...

Central Park Summer Plays Announced

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — It will be "Measure for Measure" and "All's Well That Ends Well" this summer as the two free outdoor offerings from The Public Theate...

Seeing Comedy Get Made, and Made Better

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Danny Groner

It isn't just comedy, but really all creative arts, that asks artists to make everything seem effortless, natural, and completely ironed out.

Spontaneous Combustion And Accidental Circumcision:

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There are countless weird moments to be found in literature and after reaching out to readers we're not sure which minds were weirder--the ones that w...