Shakespeare

Last Night, We Saw "the Book Of Will" At The American Players Theater.

Highly recommended! The first scene and the last scene are particularly wonderful, with lots of players in action and doing lines from Shakespeare, beginning with a corrupted version of Hamlet's "To be or not to be," which dramatized the need to...

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Time For The Us To Calm Europe’s Troubled Economic Waters - Release: Aei Announces New Scholars...

As Shakespeare might have put it, economic troubles have now come to the European economy not as single spies but as battalions. This must make it in the United States’ own economic interest to seek to calm Europe’s troubled economic waters...

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"we At The Folger Revered Justice Stevens For His Independent-mindedness. But His Denial Of...

"... that no reputable Shakespeare scholar countenances. The historical evidence of Shakespeare’s career as an actor and a playwright—including praise of his greatness by his contemporaries—is clear and undeniable. Those interested in the...

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North Dakota Needs Workers, But Those Workers Need Shakespeare

Gov. Doug Burgum spoke at the Governor's Summit on Innovative Education on Thursday, Aug. 15, in Jamestown, N.D. Over 500 educators signed up for the two-day event. Emma Beyer / The Forum Last year I was invited to participate in a campus dialogue...

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How The Sound Of Your Name Shapes The Way People Think About You

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”—Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet There has always been an interest in how the name of a thing affects our interpretation of it. Does it matter what...

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Mike's Blog Round Up

The End of an Era Edition: skippy the bush kangaroo has shuffled from this mortal coil. (You may have known him in his other identity.) Melissa McEwan of Shakespeare's Sister is retiring from blogging, having reached the end of a proverbial road as...

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John Paul Jones Recites Shakespeare On 'bachelor In Paradise' And We're Shook

Post by Jenny Erikson. What is even happening on this season of Bachelor in Paradise? We've had two straight weeks of the Blake Horstmann show, Demi Burnett comes out as bisexual, and now our resident laidback, surfer-type, John Paul Jones, is...

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Tom Brady Calls Out Patriots Rookie On Instagram: 'study Your Playbook'

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn’t playing football to hear soliloquies, he’s playing to win more championships. So when a Patriots rookie took to Instagram to share a Shakespeare quote, Brady tried to get him back on track.Read...
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The 1968 Movie In My "imaginary Movie Project" — "romeo And Juliet."

I saw Franco Zeffirelli's version of the Shakespeare play when I was 17. Olivia Hussey (Juliet) was born in 1951, like me. She was 16 when the movie was made. Leonard Whiting (Romeo) was only one year older. We're told quite clearly in the text of...

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“sea Wall/a Life” And “coriolanus,” Reviewed

Vinson Cunningham reviews “Sea Wall/A Life,” starring Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal, on Broadway, and the Public’s new rendition of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus.”
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My Favorite Things Venice

1. Favorite playwright: Carlo Goldoni, eighteenth century, best if you can see one rather than try to read it. 2. Play, set in: William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.  Read it carefully and repeatedly, it is far subtler on issues of racism and...

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Britain's Unlikely Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has finally achieved his dream of moving into 10 Downing Street. How did he get there? Here's everything you need to know: Who is Boris Johnson? Husky and blond, he's a larger-than-life character who spouts Shakespeare and Latin but...

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'elsinore' Smartly Reimagines 'hamlet' With Ophelia As The Hero

The adventure game gives one of Shakespeare's most tragic characters the story she deserves.

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An Unexpected Letter From John Paul Stevens, Shakespeare Skeptic

James Shapiro writes about his six-month correspondence with Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died last month, about the authorship of William Shakespeare’s plays.

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Chris Cuomo Goes Full Shakespeare To Talk Dems And Impeachment: ‘what Light Through Yonder Court...

CNN’s Chris Cuomo went full Shakespeare Friday, quoting the Bard of Avon to describe the situation with Democrats and impeachment. “I burned a lot of calories on this one,” Cuomo said at the top of his closing remarks. He then...
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The Tortured Madness Of Donald Trump: It’s Clear The President Is Out Of His Mind

Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon could do literary justice to the tortured madness of Donald Trump, who fluctuates between petulant self-pity and weird self-praise. His brags are especially weird because they usually...
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'star Wars' Heroine Daisy Ridley Guesses Famous Quotes By Shakespeare And Yoda

Shakespeare or Yoda? In honor of her new film “Ophelia,” a feminist re-imagining of “Hamlet,” “Star Wars” actress Daisy Ridley guesses who said what.       
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Daisy Ridley Guesses Famous Quotes By Shakespeare And Yoda

Shakespeare or Yoda? In honor of film “Ophelia,” a feminist re-imagining of “Hamlet,” “Star Wars” actress Daisy Ridley tries to guess who said what.       
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'ophelia' Sees The World Differently Than Shakespeare's Prince Hamlet

Claire McCarthy's new film Ophelia takes the Bard's advice to "hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature," and finds a fresh angle on the story Shakespeare called Hamlet.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, 46, Flaunts Age-defying Figure In Blue Minidress

Gwyneth Paltrow updated her Instagram account with a photo that showed the actress looking much younger than her 46 years. The Shakespeare in Love actress smiled for the camera holding a small cup of ice cream while standing on a sidewalk outside a...
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