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Defenders of Richard III Furious at Plan to Stage Shakespeare's Richard III Next to His Grave 

Here’s a good fight between two very old fandoms, forever at odds: A cathedral in England plans to allow a touring company to perform the Shakespeare play Richard III under its holy roof. However, the play is rather harsh to the historical Richard III, whose mortal remains currently rest inspire the church, and his…

A Partly Nude Evening of Shakespeare With the Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society

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…

Michael Fassbender's Macbeth Is an Impossibly Bleak Look at Shakespeare's Maddest King

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…

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