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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.

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 ...

First Nighter: Paul Giamatti's Superlative Prince in James Bundy's New Haven Hamlet

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Since it's the extremely rare Yale Repertory Theatre production that travels to Manhattan, Shakespeare lovers hungry for a transcendent Hamlet and Hamlet had better get themselves to New Haven by April 13 or prepare to heap on themselves many a stinging "Fie!"

"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.

Theater: 'Much Ado?' Really. 'Really Really?' Not Really.

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

One of Shakespeare's most frustrating plays, Much Ado About Nothing features young lovers you don't really want to see get together. But if you've got a battling Beatrice and Benedick, the night is sure to be rescued. That's certainly the case with this new production.

'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 ...

First Nighter: Much Ado About Nothing, Parsifal, The Laramie Project, Powder Her Face All on Tap If Not All Tip-Top

David Finkle | Posted 04.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

It's hard to think that anyone simply listening to the Metropolitan Opera's new production as conducted by Daniele Gatti wouldn't be transported the instant the composer's moody prelude begins.

With Little Political or Policy Impact and Dumbed Down Language, Does the State of the Union Even Matter?

William Bradley | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

America has serious issues to deal with, many of them raised by Obama in his laundry list State of the Union addresses. But let's not pretend the State of the Union itself is not an empty institution -- bloated, hollow, self-congratulatory, increasingly shallow, largely irrelevant.

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.

Theater: Women Of Will and Shakespeare's Feminine Mystique

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

If Women of Will were a lecture rather than a piece of theater, it would certainly be the best bit of acting in a classroom setting. But as it is, this look at the female characters of William Shakespeare and how they chart his growth as an artist is deeply frustrating.

Jeremy Irons Helps PBS Bring Shakespeare's Work To Life

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 03.27.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES — Jeremy Irons has a suggestion for "Downton Abbey" fans: Give William Shakespeare a try, too. Irons is among the prominent hosts o...

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.

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?

Notes on London Theater

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

As a playwright, I relish the abundance of serious drama on offer in what many consider the theater capital of the world; I also admire how seriously Londoners take their theater.

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.

Why Watch Shakespeare: All the Stage's a World

Frank H. Wu | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
Frank H. Wu

This year I finished a project I began more than half a lifetime ago. I finally watched every one of William Shakespeare's 38 plays performed in a theatre.

Is 'Shakespeare' Bad Branding?

Howard Sherman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Howard Sherman

If Shakespeare is less prominent on the stage, perhaps it is best to not fly him as the company banner, especially since conventional wisdom holds that many people find the works of the playwright to be difficult and off-putting, a perception aided by years of dull literature teachers in secondary schools.

The App's The Thing To Get Your Kids Into Shakespeare

Reuters | Natasha Baker | Posted 01.04.2013 | Technology

By Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - William Shakespeare's plays are getting a 21st century-style makeover in the form of new apps for ...

Who's Crazy Now?

George Heymont | Posted 12.31.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Which messenger from an alternate universe would you prefer to hear from? A ghost who walks at midnight or a suburban nut job who tried to assassinate the President of the United States?

Scientists Pinpoint Site Where Caesar Was Stabbed

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.15.2012 | Science

Archeologists from the Spanish National Research Council believe they have found the precise spot where Julius Caesar was stabbed in Rome--and what th...

A New TV Comedy From Julia Roberts

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 12.03.2012 | TV

Julia Roberts is bringing The Taming of the Shrew to TV -- sort of. A half-hour comedy of the same name, which references William Shakespeare's pla...

Four Poems for Autumn

John Lundberg | Posted 11.23.2012 | Arts
John Lundberg

Here are poems by William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, William Blake and Carl Sandburg that explore what the fall can teach us about our humanity.

King Richard III Buried Underneath A Parking Lot?

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 08.25.2012 | Weird News

Seems like England's Richard III may have gotten a burial not-quite fit for a king. Archaeologists believe the king, who was killed in battle in 14...

Remains Of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre Found

Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

Jill Lawless, The Associated Press LONDON — Archaeologists in London have discovered the remains of an Elizabethan theater where some of William ...