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Theater Review: ‘Bernhardt/Hamlet’
NEW YORK—There's no doubt Janet McTeer would do a brilliant job of playing the title role in William Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Her playing Sarah Bernhardt playing Hamlet is another matter. The hodgepodge ...
October 9, 2018
Should We Scoff at the Idea of Love at First Sight?
For a lecture course I teach at Brown University called “Love Stories,” we begin at the beginning, with ...
September 26, 2018
The Minack Theatre Experience: It Started With Shakespeare
Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises, Sounds, and sweet air, that give delight and hurt ...
August 12, 2018
How Shakespeare Used Music to Tell Stories
Today we fully expect film, television, and theater to use music to shape meaning. The screeching violins of “Psycho” ...
June 4, 2018
Theater Review: ‘King Lear’
BROOKLYN, N.Y.—London's Royal Shakespeare Company has brought to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) its fine production of ...
April 27, 2018
Don’t Be Afraid to Teach Your Children Shakespeare
When Ken Ludwig’s daughter was just 6 years old, he, as with most dads, wanted to get to ...
April 25, 2018
Shakespeare’s Feasts of Fancy
Here’s an entertaining tip from the pages of a 16th-century English cookbook: Bake a hollow deep-dish pie, and ...
April 20, 2018
Theater Review: ‘Twelfth Night, or What You Will’
NEW YORK—Fiasco Theater has taken up residence at the Classic Stage Company to produce what many consider to ...
December 18, 2017
Theater Review: ‘The Book of Will’
Lauren Gunderson’s heartfelt and intelligent “Book of Will” is built around the few facts known about the 1623 ...
December 5, 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet Brings ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ to Lincoln Center
NEW YORK—The Bolshoi Ballet, now in its 241st season, has brought one of its most acclaimed new productions, ...
July 29, 2017
Russian Chamber Chorus to Bridge Celebrated Poets Shakespeare and Pushkin in Concert
NEW YORK—What do Shakespeare and Pushkin have in common? Despite the fact that they were writing in places ...
January 2, 2017
Theater Review: ‘Othello’
"Othello" is brilliantly brought to life by director Sam Gold and actors Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo at ...
December 24, 2016
Theater Review: ‘Coriolanus’
When it comes to politics, public image is everything—a clear point in Red Bull Theater’s timely and riveting ...
November 14, 2016
CD Review: ‘Shakespeare Songs’
Grammy winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have collaborated on an exceptional new album, “Shakespeare Songs.”
September 25, 2016
Theater Review: ‘Troilus and Cressida’
Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida," rarely performed but topical, is given an excellent revival at the Delacorte Theater through ...
August 13, 2016
In Today’s Most Popular Shows, Shakespeare’s Iconic Characters Live On
Though Shakespeare's death didn't attract much attention in 1616, it's big news today. To mark its 400th anniversary, ...
April 24, 2016
Royalty, Obama, and Fans Mark 400 Years Since Shakespeare Died
If all the world's a stage, William Shakespeare is its architect.
April 23, 2016
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Theater Review: ‘King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings’
Remember your allies and the promises you've made them, warns William Shakespeare in "Henry IV Part I," at ...
April 17, 2016
It’s Very Likely William Shakespeare’s Skull is Missing From His Grave (Video)
A radar analysis of Shakespeare's grave reveals his head is likely missing, and researchers say it might have ...
March 24, 2016
Theater Review: ‘Pericles’
There's triumph and tragedy aplenty in William Shakespeare's "Pericles."
March 24, 2016
10 Greatest Poems Ever Written
For your education, enjoyment, and (perhaps) excitement, this is a list of the greatest poems originally written in the ...
January 21, 2016
‘Cymbeline’: The Bard of Anarchy
In many ways, "Cymbeline" really is a mash-up of Shakespeare’s greatest hits.
March 17, 2015
How Numbers Help Us Spot Metaphors and Irony
New research uses computer modeling to understand how people communicate with nonliteral language, such as metaphors, hyperboles, and ...
August 10, 2014
Clifton B. Parker
Shakespeare Plays Key Role in Teaching Children to Take Creative Leaps
Somewhere, in the depths of your memory, you can probably still recall a quote or two from Shakespeare. ...
August 8, 2014
7 Longest Words in the World
Learn to pronounce Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch and find out if you have hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.
May 16, 2014
Keeping Up With Shakespeare
When I started writing on Shakespeare a couple of years ago, I had some kind of vague ambition—along ...
October 24, 2013
Fans Thrilled Over First Bangalore Comic Con
Thousands of fans from all over south India experienced a new level of fantasy-cum-fiction during the first Bangalore ...
June 11, 2013
Explosion at Chinese Chemical Plant Kills 47, Injures 640
Deadly Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 Crash Prevented a Day Earlier, Investigation Finds
Brazil’s Ex-President Temer Jailed, Accused of Heading ‘Criminal Organization’
US Imposes New North Korea Sanctions, First Since Failed Summit
Europe Offers UK a Little More Time for Brexit
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Mississippi Governor Signs Bill That Bans Abortions After Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Detected
Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses
ICE Released 107,000 Illegal Alien Family Members in 3 Months
Economic Models Show President Trump on Track for 2020 Landslide Win
Top Prosecutor Probing Ukrainian Plot to Boost Clinton in 2016 Election