Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth—starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard—opens on a shot of a dead child’s face and only gets darker from there. While Shakespeare’s play about the Scottish thane and his wife who murder their way into power has never been a joyous romp, there’s something staggeringly bleak about this…
2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Williams Shakespeare and the whole planet is about to come down with a terrible case of Bard fever. Hope you’re all big Cymbeline fans!
The Church of England has ruled that there will be no DNA testing of a stray skull to determine whether it belonged to William Shakespeare. Sorry, lit nerds.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Ryan Adams, pop musician and Taylor Swift cover artist, compared the blonde-mopped scribe of hits such as “Bad Blood” and “Our Song” to Shakespeare himself. This is sweet of him, and his comparison feels hyperbolic yet utterly genuine; he goes on to emphasize how much her music…
Something wicked this way comes, and that, my friends, is fantastic. The trailer for the newest Macbeth adaption, starring gorgeous creatures Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, awaits you on YouTube. Your heart will race for its duration.
She's back! Nina Millin is back with more of her karaoke disaster-turned-YouTube hit, The Beyoncélogues.
Today is the day that I read several conflicting accounts about the shape of Drake's celebrity penis and what he likes people to do or not do with his butthole while he touches said controversially shaped penis. Today is also the day that I realized that every other non-today day of my life has been wasted.
A day or so ago this news story posted, and it's been making the rounds among several of my colleagues. The short version is simple: a lost Shakespeare play, The History of Cardenio, has been found.
Watch as Tom Hiddleston prepares for his role in Coriolanus at Donmar Warehouse. He swordfights. He hugs his opponent. He does some TRX. He jumps rope. He pants. He indulges in some theater exercises. He laughs. He is wonderful.
Shakespeare With a Twist is happening everywhere right now; in New York on Broadway, Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad star in an interracial version of Romeo and Juliet. And in Philadelphia, the Curio Theater is producing the same play — with two women in the title roles.
Oh, Romeo. My Romeo. Everyone's Romeo.
A new staging of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by director David Leveaux will have a twist: Romeo will be white and Juliet will be black.
A brand new study of William Shakespeare, the historical person, has revealed once and for all that Roland Emmerich's poors-can't-write movie Anonymous is of absolutely no consequence. Not only was ol' Billy Shakespeare a prolific playwright, poet, and all-around ink-dripping rapscallion, he was also a successful…
If you ever doubted the talent and drive of Joss Whedon, keep in mind that his upcoming film adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing — which is already getting praised by critics all over the place — is just something he threw together for fun on his short bit of downtime after he wrapped on The Avengers.…
Should the Royal Shakespeare Company be forced to employ equal numbers of male and female actors? Director Phyllida Lloyd (her most recent work is the Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady) says yes. But what about the fact that Shakespeare wrote way fewer parts for women than for men? That shouldn't matter, according to The…
Paul Marino in the role of King Henry VIII leads spectators to a location in William Shakespeare's Utopia, based on a work of fiction by English social philosopher and author Sir Thomas More, at Goerlitzer Park in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
In this theater image released by The Publicity Office, Christina Ricci performs in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," in New York. (AP Photo/The Publicity Office, Joan Marcus)
High-school students take note: your brains are actually changed by reading As You Like It.
You're not a geek just because you like science fiction, I know that much, and you're not a geek just because you saw The Lord of the Rings (each movie three times, in the theaters, including the midnight rerelease?)...maybe that makes you a geek.