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Did Shakespeare Really Write All Those Plays? New Film Says No

Posted 12.27.2011 | Home

BY JOCELYN NOVECK, The Associated Press NEW YORK — O, for a juicy literary dispute that would pit scholars against Hollywood, with charges of sno...

Movie Review: Anonymous

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Sprawling, bloody, romantic and witty, Roland Emmerich's Anonymous (opening Friday 10/28/11) captures the magic of the theater, even as it folds in th...

Andrew Losowsky

Prisoners Sue For Access To Books

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 12.02.2011 | Books

When Mark Melvin asked his friend to order him a Pulitzer Prize-winning history book, he didn't expect to have to file a lawsuit in order to read it. ...

Monkeys, Shakespeare and the Infinite Library

John Lundberg | Posted 12.02.2011 | Technology
John Lundberg

An American named Jesse Anderson has developed a computer program that tests whether enough monkeys typing on enough typewriters could ever reproduce the works of William Shakespeare.

Actor Josh Hartnett Toys With Swordplay in Bunraku and Lives to Discuss It

Brad Balfour | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Through Bunraku, an archly-stylized swordplay fantasy, Josh Hartnett returns to the genre spotlight. This computer-enhanced tale revolves around a "Man with No Name," and draws heavily on Samurai and Western tropes in an alternate-world dystopia.

Shakespeare WIll Be Acted Out In Sign Language

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home

From British Sign Language to Swahili London's Globe Theatre plans to show all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays performed in 37 languages. As part...

Digitally Deconstructing Shakespeare

Ben Arogundade | Posted 11.23.2011 | Books
Ben Arogundade

Four hundred years after he wrote them, Shakespeare's words can be imbued with a brand new set of values, simply by re-arranging them on the page.

Was Hamlet's Dad Gay?

Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts
Priscilla Frank

We've all felt haunted by our sexuality at some point or another, but most of us don't decide to project these frustrations onto one of the great literary masterpieces of all time, while claiming to show "what's really going on."

WATCH: Shakespeare On A Train

Posted 10.17.2011 | Comedy

The subway is home to many a performer, busker and motivational speaker. It's also the site of an occasional Shakespearian performance thanks to a cou...

PHOTOS: Shakespeare's Guide To Italy

Hilary Roe Metternich | Posted 10.10.2011 | Books
Hilary Roe Metternich

For lovers of Shakespeare who simply love his plays, "The Shakespeare Guide to Italy: Retracing the Bard's Unknown Travels" by my late father Richard ...

"Too Darn Hot": A Cool Playlist for These Overheated Times

David Wild | Posted 09.21.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

With all the heat currently being felt in Washington -- and in so many places around the country -- let's all look out for ourselves and even for each other. Please stay cool as possible, America.

Need A Good Insult? Ask The Bard

Posted 09.16.2011 | Books

William Shakespeare is considered by many to be the greatest English writer to ever have lived. He was, of course, a true master of words. But just as...

Stage Door: Cirque du Soliel Zarkana, Measure For Measure

Fern Siegel | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

By moving from its usual big top on Randall's Island to the magnificence of Radio City Music Hall, Zarkana ups its theatrical impact. Set in an abando...

First Nighter: Two Shakespeare "Problem" Plays Cause Additional Problems in Central Park

David Finkle | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The "problem plays" Shakespeare uncorked in the early 17th century contain enough problems that there's no call for directors and players to add new ones. That, however, is what's transpiring in the Public Theater's summer 2011 Central Park offerings.

Was Shakespeare A Stoner?

Posted 04.22.2012 | Books

To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question. People wonder a lot of things about literary legend William Shakespeare, like if he really wrote a...

Watch: Was Shakespeare A Stoner?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

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First Nighter: Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor About to Make Movie Screens Merry

David Finkle | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Falstaff is going global. Or you might say, Falstaff is going Globe-al. What's meant by that? Well, Shakespeare's Globe London Cinema Series begins tonight with 6:30 p. m. screenings in theaters across the country.

Central Park: A Performance in Four Seasons (Summer)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Jack Schimmelman

Central Park lights the stage in all her glory, for summer has arrived, voluptuous and steady. No longer do the denizens of the city fear nature's vacillating affection.

Dueling Shakespeare 'Problem Plays' Hit Central Park This Summer

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts

The cancellation of the New York Philharmonic's annual park appearances came as a disappointment to many Gothamites. But the city's legion of free cul...

Out On DVD, The Secret life of Gnomeo & Juliet Is Revealed -- As Told by Its Director

Brad Balfour | Posted 08.08.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Summer is almost upon us, so what a perfect time to release Gnomeo and Juliet on DVD. In this exclusive interview, Veteran Director Kelly Asbury tells his tale of the film's creation and all the in-jokes considered.

With the Tony Awards At Hand, Best Actress Nominee Lily Rabe Has Been Having a Good Year

Brad Balfour | Posted 08.06.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

"In a year filled with so many productions... Almost as much as I love doing plays, [I love] going to see them, and there are so many incredible productions and performances right now."

Theater: "Much Ado" "Ends Well" at Globe

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.30.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It seems unfair not to mention every actor since so many are so good. As with all the shows at the Globe, they end with a dance as was traditional in Shakespeare's day. It's all you can do not to join in with them, so transporting is their work.

Birthday Tribute: Albert Finney's Finest

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Finney cares a great deal about his work, but very little about publicity. Nominated five times for an Oscar, he has never once attended the ceremony.

The Book Doctors Present: As You Like It, Or the Power of Facebook for Authors

David Henry Sterry | Posted 07.17.2011 | Books
David Henry Sterry

Every day writers of all ages, races and creeds; published, self-published and unpublished, breathlessly ask us, "Do I really have to have a Facebook page, and if so, what the heck do I do with it?"

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 ...