Tyler Moss

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REVIEW: 'King Lear' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★★½

Barbara Gaines' raw and visceral Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of "King Lear" begins, poorly, with the titular monarch, he who hath ever but slenderly known himself, fast-forwarding through the songs of Frank Sinatra.<p>Smashing his plastic remotes on the ground in annoyance, Larry Yando's …

Astronomy and the Art of Verse: How Galileo Influenced Shakespeare

William Shakespeare — to the extent that he existed at all — lived during a remarkable period in human history. Born the same year as Galileo, a founding father of the Scientific Revolution, and shortly before Montaigne, the Bard witnessed an unprecedented intersection of science and philosophy as …

How Shakespeare Changed Everything

An ambitious and entertaining new book by <i>Esquire</i> columnist <b>Stephen Marche</b> explores the many, often unsuspected ways in which the great playwright shaped just about every facet of contemporary culture. <b>How Shakespeare Changed Everything</b> is equal parts homage to the iconic bard and rigorously …

9 maps that reveal London's secret history, from Shakespeare till today

Updated 29th June 2015

Shakespeare, with monsters and misogyny

<b>Richard III: The Pleasures of Violence</b><p>Written by William Shakespeare<p>Directed by Tatiana Jennings<p>Starring Lee McDonald<p>At Zuke Studios in Toronto<p>Two stars<p><b>Much Ado About Nothing</b><p>Written by William Shakespeare<p>Directed by Karen Knox<p>Starring Tyler Seguin and Helen Juvonen<p>At Spadina House in Toronto<p>Two and …

Government pays £1.5m to translate entire works of Shakespeare into Chinese

The Royal Shakespeare Company received £1.5m grant to translate entire works of Shakespeare into Chinese<p>The government has pledged a £1.5 million grant to the Royal Shakespeare Company, to translate the entire works of Shakespeare into Chinese.<p>The Department for Culture, Media and Sport will give …

Posner-Teller 'Tempest' stuns but lacks faith in Shakespeare

Extravaganza isn't the word that first springs to mind when thinking of Shakespeare, but in the newfangled version of "The Tempest" at South Coast Repertory the goal is clearly to dazzle.<p>The production, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner (author of the recent Theatre @ Boston Court hit "Stupid … …

Harvard

Does Shakespeare Suck, or Is He Relatable?

Nobody ever answered the summer’s big cultural question.<p>Summer 2014 ended without an answer to an important cultural question: Do the dramatic works …