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All The Word's A Stage... Literally

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 09.15.2013 | Arts

LONDON — Shakespeare's Globe theater is about to take the Bard's words literally – "All the world's a stage." The London theater announce...

New Routes To Shakespeare

Howard Sherman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

I'm unable to see a Shakespeare play without thinking of my late mother. "How sweet," you think, "He and his mother must have shared many great ev...

Autocorrect Fails And The History Of Literature

Alfie Bown | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Tech
Alfie Bown

A popular entertainment on the Internet is the 'autocorrect fail' compilation, capitalizing on the tendency of smart phones to automatically 'correct' otherwise innocuous text messages into absurd and often obscene nonsense.

Brutal 'Macbeth' Scenes Cleared With CU-Boulder Police

The Boulder Daily Camera | BRITTANY ANAS | Posted 08.28.2013 | Denver

Leading up to an intense gunfight scene in a rehearsal of "Macbeth" on Thursday, weapons director Geoffrey Kent gave a rallying call to actors: "Are y...

Boys and Girls Together

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Once upon a time Joss Whedon wrote a TV show about a teenage girl who was basically Superman. Not a muscle-bound dull pretty-boy movie Superman but a ...

Recognizing That Poets Don't Peak Early: T.S. Eliot Reads Shakespeare

David Galenson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

T.S. Eliot was the quintessential conceptual young genius. The extended and gradual growth of the experimental Shakespeare was clearly puzzling, and perhaps uncomfortable, to the conceptual Eliot, whose own life cycle of creativity was so different.

Meet The Next King Lear

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Frank Langella will be taking on one of Shakespeare's greatest roles – King Lear – and letting audiences in two countries...

Gregory Beyer: 'Thou Common Whore of Mankind,' and Other Shakespeare Lines About our Messed-Up Relationship with Money

Gregory Beyer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
Gregory Beyer

In addition to his timeless observations on love and death and empire and pretty much every other aspect of the human experience, Shakespeare devoted quite a bit of ink to money and how it affects us.

Pericles, Pericles, Wherefore Art Thou?

George Heymont | Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether your name is Odysseus or Belle Poitrine, random encounters with multiple lovers or an errant cyclops can become major distractions. The important part of embracing change is to take that first big step toward finding a new you.

Aisle View: Venice Under Siege With Hip-Hop

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There's a cutting-edge, politically provocative, modernistic new-style musical at the Public Theater that will have you literally dancing in the aisles.

Hip-Hop Meets Shakespeare

AP | JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The rafters are shaking downtown at the Public Theater, where the dynamic new hip-hop musical, "Venice," is rocking the Anspacher Theater....

Popcorn Preview: Much Ado About Nothing

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Much Ado About Nothing (2012) Cast includes: Amy Acker (Catch Me If You Can), Alexis Denisof (Angel), Nathan Fillion (Castle), Clark Gregg (The ...

The New Macbeth

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The Scottish play isn't taking much of a break before coming back. Ethan Hawke plans to return to Broadway this winter to play the ti...

'Yes, Prime Minister' Debuts at Geffen Playhouse

Jay Weston | Posted 08.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Why should an American audience of fairly sophisticated theatregoers (yes, we are) go to the Geffen Playhouse (10886 LeConte, Ave. Westwood (310) 20...

A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Photo by Chelsea Sutton The Troubadour Theater Company - affectionately referred to by their fans as "The Troubies" - are a rascally and very tale...

Beliebing in Stratford, Ontario

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Whether you're into Bieber or the Bard, if you are a Chocoholic, batty for bacon, or if you just love to eat good food and see first-rate theater, Stratford, Ontario is one fun Getaway.

A Double Dose Of Rylance

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Broadway will get a double dose of Mark Rylance this winter – the two-time Tony Award-winning English actor will alternate between s...

A World Divided: Tracing the Origins of Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's Venice

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's version of Venice does not have canals or gondolas. It's not an ancient city in Italy or even a California beach. It's a city in ruins. A terrorist attack has led to a 20-year military occupation, and the citizens are on the brink of revolution.

Bringing Shakesy Back: New York Shakespeare Exchange's Sonnet Project

Bess Rowen | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Theater does not begin with the raising of a curtain, nor does it end with that curtain's fall. Those of us who believe in the power of theater and pe...

'No One Ever Told Me It Would Be Like This'

Myra Evans | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Myra Evans

I tried to hear what was wrong in between the sobs, but she only managed to get a few words out between the tears. She was gasping for air. My heart sank. I had 12 trustees waiting for me to finish a presentation on a $1 billion asset allocation strategy.

English Soccer and the Scots

Alan Black | Posted 07.10.2013 | Sports
Alan Black

This is how it went -- one wet day, in the 19th century, the English crossed the border for a game of footie and were shocked to see Scots making a pass. They left bewildered and shocked, sending them home to think again, and to pretend that they invented soccer.

Learning From Shakespeare

Bruce Fein | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Muslim antagonism towards the United States would not have awakened if we had refrained from material military, economic, or diplomatic assistance in favor of oppressive Muslim regimes.

Natalie Portman To Take On Iconic Villain

Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment

What's done is done -- and, in this case, we love it. Natalie Portman is set to play Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender's Macbeth in a recen...

Sister Acts

George Heymont | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Anyone who has been an avid theatergoer over the past two decades knows that the traditional three-act play has become an endangered species. More and more, one encounters one-act plays designed to be performed by two actors.

Michele Bachmann Fumbles Famous Line

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

While speaking on the House floor Friday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) tried to impress her colleagues by pulling out a famous quotation, but inste...