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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 ...

Theater: Punchdrunk and a Piano

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Punchdrunk is a theater company that specializes in "immersive" theater. While Sleep No More may be unusual and hard to classify, it is also most assuredly theater of the highest order.

Theater: Brand New Shakespeare, The Scottish Play and Post-Apocalyptic Dancing!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

DOUBLE FALSEHOOD ** out of *** MACBETH ** BETWEEN WORLDS/ENTRE MUNDOS * 1/2 DOUBLE FALSEHOOD ** CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY Double Falsehood is a play tha...

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...

Stage Door: The Comedy of Errors

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

Bawdy, raucous and played with slapstick abandon, The Comedy of Errors at BAM's Harvey Theater has all the trademarks of the Propeller troupe: lively, gender-bender antics that celebrate Shakespeare's language with muscular verve.

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

Reinventing The Bard: Rajat Kapoor's Hamlet -- The Clown Prince Tours the UK

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

My award for the most creative re-interpretation of Shakespeare goes to Indian filmmaker Rajat Kapoor's production of Hamlet -- The Clown Prince.

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,...

Dirty Old (Literary) Men: Writing's Filthiest Perverted Geniuses

flavorwire.com | Nina MacLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There has been a lot of talk about books and sex in this space lately, and it's not just because of yesterday's holiday. Anyone who has taken English ...

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...

Love Now

Cynthia Dill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Dill

A pair of star-crossed lovers is a polite way to describe your beginning. He was dating someone his mother adored, and you were dating your boyfriend's (former) best friend.

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.

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 ...

Oscar-winning Dame Helen Mirren Stirs The Tempest & Makes Us See Red This Season

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

It's no surprise that British actress Helen Mirren has played royalty, especially Queens -- she's played monarchs six times. But that doesn't mean that this stage and screen doyen behaves in a haughty, doyen-ish manner.

When Will Americans Emulate the Street Protests in Europe?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danny Schechter

When they do speak out, many prefer sending emails or organizing Facebook pages. Where is the outrage and sense of solidarity or militancy?

HuffPost Review: The Tempest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Julie Taymor is a visual artist who uses film and theater as her medium. But no matter how you parse his work, William Shakespeare is about the words....