For all its apparent issues with regards to celebrating the silencing of women (at least at face value), there is no denying that Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is a succinct lesson in the easy way misunderstandings and stereotypical gender dynamics translate to humor. What other reason could explain its many…
Late Thursday afternoon in New York City, an hour or so before the sunset, a nude woman in combat boots jogged casually around the lawn of Summit Rock in Central Park. About 100 yards away, an audience of around 200 people politely pretended not to see her; she was, technically, “backstage,” and the show hadn’t yet…
You’d think that, in the four centuries since William Shakespeare kicked the bucket, every possible angle on the great bard had been exhausted. But apparently there’s still room for a Tudors-like fictionalized treatment of his wild and sexy “rock star” 20s. Can’t wait to see Shakespeare’s dick!
There are now 234 known original copies of the First Folio—the very important posthumously published collection of Shakespeare’s works—after a new copy surfaced in the library of “Mount Stuart,” an ornate Victorian mansion on Scotland’s Isle of Bute, which belongs to the seventh Marquess of Bute.
The Theater for a New Audience at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, NY has announced that Oscar Isaac—actor and smokin’ hot babe—will step into the slippers of Denmark’s broodiest prince in a Summer 2017 production of Hamlet.
Turns out that radar scan of Shakespeare’s grave turned up something interesting, after all: There’s maybe no skull down there. Whoops!
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.
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.…