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How Becoming a Student Again Led Hello, Dolly!'s Gavin Creel to a 3rd Tony Nomination

Last fall, Gavin Creel found himself back at his alma mater, the University of Michigan, teaching a course called <i>The Process Project</i>. "I forced …

University of Michigan

Tracy Chevalier on "New Boy," her retelling of Shakespeare's Othello

Tracy Chevalier’s <i>New Boy</i> retells the story of Shakespeare’s <i>Othello</i> and is the latest book in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, in which Chevalier joins …

Books

A cork Hamlet from the Folger collection that's almost too fragile to open

Today, we bring you a Folger Find that might remain a bit of a mystery.<p>First, take a look at these pages, and then take a guess why they look a …

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TV Review: Shondaland’s ‘Still Star-Crossed’ on ABC

On paper, the combination of Shondaland and Shakespeare is tantalizing: Both brands promise high drama, dangerous romance and memorable monologues. …

TV

Shakespeare's Missing Mothers, part 1

Where Art Thou, ‘Cardenio’? Shakespeare’s Lost Play

Inspired by 'Don Quixote,' Shakespeare's 'Cardenio' is believed to have been performed in 1612. But all written copies of the comedic drama have been lost.<p>In 1612, a literary sensation swept through London’s cultural class. For the first time, part one of Miguel Cervantes’s 1605 novel <i>Don Quixote</i> …

Literature

Shakespeare: the apex predator

Scuba Diving

You're Missing Shakespeare's Best, Most Sophisticated Boner Jokes

It’s no secret to anyone who’s taken freshman English that William Shakespeare loved—<i>loved—</i>puns. Helge Kökeritz’s classic 1953 book <i>Shakespeare’s</i> …

Shakespeare’s Hot Mess: What We Can Learn From Falstaff

<b>FALSTAFF</b> <b><br>Give Me Life</b><br>By Harold Bloom<br>158 pp. Scribner. $23.<p>Harold Bloom fell in love with Shakespeare’s Sir John Falstaff when, as a boy of 12, “I turned to him out of need, because I was lonely.”<p>That was 75 years ago; Bloom has been faithful ever since, and “Falstaff: Give Me Life” may be his last …

The Winter's Tale

Steve Bannon’s rap musical has been found, and it is some unhinged nonsense

Steve Bannon’s past continues to be fascinating, for the seeming contradictions represented by his onetime progressivism, for the crude appeal of discovering how he transformed into a festering mound of liver spots and in-grown neck hairs, and for the overwhelming artistic ambitions he once …

Steve Bannon

‘Pilgrims’ hands do touch’: Romeo and Juliet

Dumbing down Shakespeare: Are Americans too intellectually lazy to appreciate his genius?

Chances are, unless you’re an English grad student or engaged in a lifelong swoon over Shakespeare, you haven’t read or seen “Timon of Athens.” Or even heard of it. Heck, my job is covering Shakespeare and I’ve never seen it. So the Folger Theatre’s mission at the moment — staging a modern-dress …

William Shakespeare

What's next for pioneering Twin Cities director Michelle Hensley? Not theater, she says

After nearly three decades, the pioneering theater director prepares to step away from her troupe Ten Thousand Things.

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One American’s 44-Year Battle to Rebuild Shakespeare’s Theater

In 1949, a young American actor of some distinction, Sam Wanamaker, arrived in London. He was making a pre-emptive dash and quitting the United …

History

Emma Rice, Shakespeare’s Globe Director, Offers Some Parting Shots

LONDON — Emma Rice, whose short stint as the artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe ended with a spat with the board and a sudden departure from the role, wrote a spirited letter to her successor that was posted to the theater’s website this week.<p>In the letter, addressed to the as-yet-unnamed …

William Shakespeare

Review: Shakespeare for the Very Young (Sheep Ears Included)

Are toddlers ready for a play about the ravages of sexual jealousy? You bet.<p>“In a Pickle,” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is the English company Oily Cart’s interactive adaptation of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” intended for ages 2 through 5. Loopy, lovely and almost impossibly …

The Winter's Tale

15 Ways To Throw Shade, Shakespeare Style

It’s hard to come up with a biting come back these days. Something that will really make your friends “ohhhhh” appreciatively. Luckily Shakespeare …

Announcing Pop-Up Shakespeare!

We’re thrilled to announce the publication of <b>Pop-Up Shakespeare</b>, the fun and interactive book for Shakespeareans of all ages, beautifully illustrated …

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Are You The Next Shakespeare? American Shakespeare Center Unveils International Playwrighting Competition

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) today is launching an industry-changing international playwrighting competition that will create a modern canon …

Kate Burton and Richard Thomas in Annual Central Park Shakespeare Slam

Both actors are currently on Broadway, in Present Laughter and The Little Foxes, respectively.<p>Those 453 years have gone fast, haven’t they? Hard to …

Shakespeare died 401 years ago, but original scripts from his era live on in a new digital archive

One was a roguish figure and possible spy, stabbed to death after a mysterious arrest. Another wrote works of biting and often cynical satire. A third wrote only a few plays before dying in his early 30s, but not after penning some of the finest, and still startling, works of Elizabethan …

William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Celebrations LIVE BLOG - Stratford Herald

We’ll be posting updates throughout the day as Stratford-upon-Avon celebrates its most famous son, William Shakespeare…<p>The celebrations officially …

Their Hours Upon the Stage: Performing ‘Hamlet’ Around the World

<b>HAMLET GLOBE TO GLOBE</b> <b><br>Two Years, 190,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play</b><br>By Dominic Dromgoole<br>Illustrated. 390 pp. Grove Press. $27.<p>It began, we are told, as a whim lubricated by strong drink. In 2012 the management of Shakespeare’s Globe — the splendid replica of the Elizabethan open-air playhouse, …

Hamlet

‘Hamlet Globe to Globe’

<b>Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play Music</b><p>In The New York Times Book Review, Stephen Greenblatt reviews Dominic Dromgoole’s “Hamlet Globe to Globe.” Greenblatt writes:<p>“Hamlet Globe to Globe” is a compulsively readable, intensely personal chronicle of performances in places as various as Djibouti and …

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Kate Burton and Richard Thomas in Annual Central Park Shakespeare Slam | Playbill

http://www.playbill.com/article/kate-burton-and-richard-thomas-in-annual-central-park-shakespeare-slam-for-bards-birthday<p>article<p>Playbill<p>Both actors …

Shakespeare's Globe Blog

Uh Oh. Research Shows Death Has a Thing for Birthdays.

When William Shakespeare coined the phrase “come full circle” in act five of <i>King Lear</i>, he could not have known how perfectly the words would fit his …

William Shakespeare

BSL introduction to the Summer of Love season