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Complete Works of William Shakespeare in One Weekend - An Interview With Company's Marathon 2013 Producer Winnie Lok

Carey Purcell | Posted 06.08.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare in 90 minutes is one thing, while the Complete Works of William Shakespeare in one weekend is entirely another. But that is exactly what Company's Marathon 2013 is bringing.

Celebrate Poetry Month: Dream of Your Dreams

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 06.01.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

It must be no accident that National Poetry Month starts on April 1st, because what are poems but a fine foolery, or a fine frenzy as Theseus would have it, in Act V of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Study Reveals Shocking Truth About Shakespeare

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

LONDON — Hoarder, moneylender, tax dodger – it's not how we usually think of William Shakespeare. But we should, according to a group of ...

Lantern Theater's Henry V Brushes Up Our Shakespeare

Lew Whittington | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Lew Whittington

This play, is indeed cinematic in scope. 450 years later, the modestly equipped Lantern Theater and director Charles McMahon solve any issues of scale, with kinetic and fully engaged stagecraft. Theirs is nothing less than an intimate epic.

Richard III Reportedly Rolling Over

Tony Phillips | Posted 05.27.2013 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

It doesn't really matter who an American is descended from. We're all mixed breed yokels anyhow. But breeding matters to the English. They have aristocrats. A family of note is no less notable 500 years after it ceased to matter. No sir.

Iraq, Stalingrad, Gettysburg and the Limits of Remembrance

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

Anniversaries show us the eventual futility and limits of human remembrance -- especially when it comes to tragic political events like wars and battles. 2013 marks a striking confluence of martial anniversaries.

Love, Death and Pennies: John Green on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Green talks hating pennies, loving the world and everything in between. Please, please excuse the continual screwing up of the title of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona."

Goodman's Robert Falls Talks Shakespeare, Brian Dennehy ... and Ron Jeremy on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Robert Falls, the Artistic Director for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, stopped by The Interview Show to talk with me about his new production of Measure for Measure, why Shakespeare is usually boring, how to direct Brian Dennehy, and lots more.

The Winter Of Our Discontents

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

It was the quintessential evening of contentment. That is, until this ostentatious and well-to-do couple sat down at the table beside us. From the moment they took possession of their seats, nothing was right. The room was too cold. Then, it was too hot. The music too loud; then not loud enough.

Christopher Rosen

Joss Whedon's One Regret About His New Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.10.2013 | Entertainment

For Joss Whedon, to write and read comes by nature. On a two-week break from completing "Marvel's The Avengers" in 2011, Whedon summoned a bunch of hi...

WATCH: Joss Whedon's Shakespeare Movie

Posted 03.07.2013 | Entertainment

How did Joss Whedon celebrate the end of shooting on "Marvel's The Avengers"? By getting a bunch of friends together at his house and adapting the Wil...

"Frailty, Thy Name Is Woman!" - Not So Much. An Interview With "Woman of Will" Creator and Star Tina Packer

Carey Purcell | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

Women of Will is an examination of the women in Shakespeare's works, in which Packer performs every single female role with co-star Nigel Gore, as well as delivering short lectures on each of the segments in the show.

Historical Fictions: Stranger than Truth?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Evan Gottlieb

This awards season, several movies that contended for Best Picture prizes came in for an unusual degree of scrutiny regarding their historical accuracy -- or lack of it. But playing fast and loose with history is nothing new.

'Much Ado About Nothing' Is A Must-See

AP | By JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- William Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing" benefits from a lighthearted approach and an evenly-matched pair of verbal jousters ...

Love Might Be Blind, but She Is Rarely Deaf

Jag Bhalla | Posted 04.16.2013 | Science
Jag Bhalla

Love might be blind, but she is rarely deaf: Language and love have always been intimately entangled. Indeed Darwin believed love was one of the main ...

If You Care About Shakespeare at All, Get Thee to Women of Will

Carey Purcell | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
Carey Purcell

"Why would a card-carrying feminist spend all her time with a dead white male?" Why, indeed? The answer can be found in Women of Will, Tina Packer's exploration of women in the Shakespearean canon.

Can Shakespeare Help You Score This Valentine's Day?

Amy Helmes | Posted 04.09.2013 | Books
Amy Helmes

Want to spice things up this Valentine's Day? Forget flowers and chocolate -- a soliloquy just might do the trick. After all, William Shakespeare isn't known as the "Bawdy Bard" for nothing.

Royal Shakespeare Company Goes All Out This Year

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | Arts

LONDON — "Doctor Who" star David Tennant is returning to the Royal Shakespeare Company this year to play a troubled king in "Richard II." Tenna...

Shakespeare Is Hot Again

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Lesleyann Coker

A slew of current projects -- ranging from young adult novels to television to a rumored Anne Hathaway film -- aim to make Shakespeare accessible to a contemporary audience.

What She's Doing Next

Posted 01.15.2013 | Entertainment

Fresh off her Golden Globes win for Best Supporting Actress, "Les Miserables" star Anne Hathaway has apparently found her next film. According to TheW...

CultureZohn: I Spent New Year's Eve With Richard Burton

Patricia Zohn | Posted 03.12.2013 | Books
Patricia Zohn

It had taken all fall to try to set this up -- and I even had to take a back seat to Lindsay Lohan. But it was worth the wait. Richard Burton was the kind of man I had always imagined for whom one could throw everything over. We all get crushes on movie stars and rock stars but Burton was something unique.

To Tweet Or Not to Tweet? Shakespeare Plays Retold, Twitter-Style

Amy Helmes | Posted 02.16.2013 | Books
Amy Helmes

We're such Shakespeare nerds (#humblebrag), we've gone and summarized the legendary playwright's works into "twitter speak" of 140 characters or less. Brevity is, after all, the soul of wit!

Interview With Kim Askew and Amy Helmes About Their Twisted Lit Series

Nicki Richesin | Posted 02.15.2013 | Books
Nicki Richesin

Whether you're still searching for a holiday gift for your choosiest bookish friend or a gripping read for yourself, may I recommend the new Twisted Lit series?

An Unknown Hero Named Dietrich

William Dietrich | Posted 02.02.2013 | Books
William Dietrich

Names are powerful in helping define who we are. Now, just in time for the movie of The Hobbit, I've discovered -- much to my surprise -- a legendary and heroic Dietrich who lent fuel to Tolkien's tale and many others.

When Does Quoting Poetry in Movies Work?

John Lundberg | Posted 02.02.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

So when are poems used appropriately in movies? They tend to work in two cases: when the grandeur of a scene is already elevated, or when a scene brings the grandeur of a poem down to its level. I've collected a few of my favorite examples.