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Poem of the week: To His Coy Mistress

Marvell's great poem manages to be serious and light, epic and personal, as aware of the pleasures of the flesh as the transience of life<p>The male poet strides through European literature, eloquently pleading with his mistress to seize the day, ie come to bed. We don't hear much from the mistress – …

Mark Hamill: Luke Skywalker could be gay

After JJ Abrams suggested gay characters are coming to Star Wars, Hamill has said his character’s sexuality is open to interpretation<p>Mark Hamill has said that his Star Wars character, Luke Skywalker, could be gay.<p>The 64-year-old actor has spoken about the issue after the Force Awakens director, JJ …

Mark Hamill

Star Wars Hunk Oscar Isaac to Headline Hamlet in Brooklyn

Oscar Isaac, famous for playing fighter pilot Poe Dameron in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, is going back to his roots. The actor is eyeing a return to …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

All The Books You Should Read, According To Your Binge TV Preferences

Raise your hand if you think you watch too much television. *Slowly raises hand.* Now raise your hand if you think you should read more books. *Sheepishly repeats gesture.*<p>I'm imagining a lot of arms in the air right now, which, hey, we're in the golden age of television. There's no shame in a …

11 Must-Read Biographies About Incredible Women

This Women's History Month, one of the greatest ways to honor those who came before us is to celebrate the extraordinary lives of some phenomenal ladies.<p>We've rounded up 11 biographies of 11 vastly different women, whose remarkable -- and often controversial -- journeys will inspire and educate.<p><i>1.</i> …

Books

This Week in Linux News: The Linux Foundation Advocates for Gender Diversity With New Partnership, SCO Lawsuit Comes to an End, & More.

This week in Linux news, The Linux Foundation advocates for gender diversity in tech industry events with new Women Who Code partnership, SCO lawsuit …

Linux

Zara Drops a New Genderless Clothing Line

Zara is joining the movement towards genderless fashion with the drop of its new ungendered line. This week, the fast-fashion retailer released a set …

Clothing

Female heroes are even more important for boys than girls

I recently asked my 12-year-old cousin—the family member whose viewing tastes most closely match my own—what TV shows he’s watching. “Umm, <i>The Flash, Arrow, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.,</i> and <i>Supergirl</i>,” he explained. “You know, all of the superhero shows.” I didn’t say anything in the moment for fear of …

Feminism

Rereading: The Go-Between by LP Hartley

A story of lost innocence, hypocrisy and Britishness – but LP Hartley's masterpiece can also be read as a sophisticated gay novel<p>"The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there." For the past year or so, when I've been giving readings, I've asked the people in the audience if they …

Epic Games: Microsoft can't be allowed to control PC gaming

Tim Sweeney, co-founder of Epic Games (Unreal Engine, <i>Gears of War</i>), has written a scathing op-ed about Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform initiative for <i>The Guardian</i>. Sweeney argues that Microsoft is creating a closed platform for Windows 10 "the first apparent step" towards locking down a …

Shakespeare's Othello - Othello's Relationship with Desdemona - Shakespeare and Race

Shakespeare and Race: Othello's Relationship with Desdemona<p>From <i>Hamlet, an ideal prince, and other essays in Shakesperean interpretation: Hamlet;</i> …

Why is Othello black? Understanding why Shakespeare made his hero a Moor.

Is Othello black?With the news that David Oyelowo will play Othello opposite Daniel Craig’s Iago and that the Metropolitan Opera is finally …

William Shakespeare

RSC casts its first black Iago for next year's Stratford-staged Othello

Game Of Thrones actor Lucian Msamati will play racist character opposite Hugh Quarshie in the title role<p>The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has cast its first ever black Iago, leading the company's artistic director Gregory Doran to acknowledge it could make Othello a very different play when it's …

Who owns the HANDKERCHIEF?

<b>Bianca & Cassio seemed to be very happy together, right? Well, after the following occurrence I changed my mind. Emilia recently found the</b> …

Weddings

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Coming soon: Adrian Lester, Roger Allam and Joanna Lumley star in Shakespeare Solos – video

Adrian Lester as Hamlet, David Morrissey as Richard III, Joanna Lumley as Viola, Daniel Mays as Macbeth … To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, we asked leading actors to perform some of his greatest speeches. The first six videos are released at noon GMT on Monday 1 February. …

Joanna Lumley

Othello review – a powerful, sickening parable of modern man

Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Nescha Jelk rips away from the familliar story of racism and jealousy, using Shakespeare’s script to explore a masculinity that thrusts violence among men – and against women<p>Towards the end of the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s Othello, Desdemona (Ashton …

Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear: 'Othello and Iago are a bit cracked'

As they prepare lock horns as Othello and Iago at the National Theatre, the actors talk about jealousy, the horrors of war – and who Shakespeare's play is really about<p>Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear are seated close together in a little room at the National theatre, murmuring to one another, …

First black Iago cast in Shakespeare's Othello

‘I hate the Moor’, declares Iago in Act One of Shakespeare’s play 'Othello'. Iago, one of literature’s darkest villains, is on a single-minded …

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