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A Midsummer Nights Dream Review: Modern Twist Adds Doesnt Distract

A Midsummer Night's Dream Review: Modern Twist Adds, Doesn't Distract

In case you're unaware, The National Theatre has been streaming plays as both a fundraiser and a way to keep the arts alive while all the theaters are shut down and everyone is at home. Think of it as a "Greatest Hits of Recent Years" – they had a 2014 performance of A Streetcar Named […]

Comparing The Hunger Games Prequel Book and Shakespeares Coriolanus

Comparing The Hunger Games Prequel Book and Shakespeare's Coriolanus

I know, the title reads like a term paper written for extra credit by a sycophantic Literature major, but bear with me. I love the universe of The Hunger Games, and the subsequent prequel book, A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes almost as much as I love the classic Shakespeare tragedy Coriolanus. Warning: there will […]

The National Theatre to Broadcast Free Plays on YouTube on Thursdays

The National Theatre to Broadcast Free Plays on YouTube on Thursday's

The series will be titled The National Theatre at Home, and they have revealed the first four productions that will be shown.[caption id="attachment_1185463" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Editorial credit: Claudio Divizia / Shutterstock.com[/caption]April 2 ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ by Richard Bean, starring James Corden.April 9 ‘Jane Eyre’, adapted by Sally Cookson.April 16 ‘Treasure Island’, adapted by Bryony Lavery.April 23 ‘Twelfth Night’[...]

Was Donald Trumps Fire And Fury Comment Inspired By World Of Warcraft

Was Donald Trump's Fire And Fury Comment Inspired By World Of Warcraft?

Which means that it was The Bard himself, William Shakespeare, who truly influenced Trump Faulkner's title was inspired by a line from Macbeth: "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound[...]

ABC Moves Low-Rated Still Star-Crossed To Saturdays

ABC Moves Low-Rated 'Still Star-Crossed' To Saturdays

But judging by the pilot of Still Star-Crossed, an adaptation of Melinda Taub’s novel that imagines the aftermath of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, Shondaland’s latest product is neither soapy romance nor gut-wrenching tragedy, but a sluggish, stilted mess.From ABCs's original announcement of the series sequel to William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet:Still Star-Crossed picks up where[...]

Nick Spencer Like Shakespeare Knows What Its Like To Have Readers Turn On Him

Nick Spencer, Like Shakespeare, Knows What It's Like To Have Readers Turn On Him

William Shakespeare is a famous English playwright who produced some of the most memorable works of all time, including Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Die Hard 2, and Hamlet Nick Spencer writes Captain America and the Marvel super-mega-crossover event Secret Empire, about Captain America being a Nazi Besides the obvious similarities, such[...]

First Look At Daisy Ridley As The Title Character In Ophelia

First Look At Daisy Ridley As The Title Character In 'Ophelia'

Ophelia is the latest movie to come along that takes a classic story that we all know, in this case William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, and looks at it from a different angle We have our first look at the movie from Entertainment Weekly which stars Daisy Ridley as OpheliaThe upcoming film will be a[...]


Watson and Shakespeare Take on the Present in Chris Miskiewicz and Christopher Piazzas New Comedy Series

Watson and Shakespeare Take on the Present in Chris Miskiewicz and Christopher Piazza's New Comedy Series

John Watson! Bard William Shakespeare! Lost in time – fighting crime!” Those rousing words open Chris Miskiewicz and Christopher Piazza’s action-comedy series The Adventures of Shakespeare and Watson: Detectives of Mystery.  While on the trail of the malicious mastermind Moriarty, Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes travelled back in time to Shakespeare’s era, only to be separated by[...]

Whedon Wraps Mystery Project &#8211 But What Is It -UPDATED

Whedon Wraps Mystery Project – But What Is It? -UPDATED

Shelly Horwitz writes for Bleeding Cool UPDATE: Read the right way through to the end for many more details. Nathan Fillion has tweeted a link– and confirmed via tweet that it's real– to muchadothemovie.com.  Apparently, Joss Whedon has made a film based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.  Or at least a film based on […]

Douglas Booth To Play Romeo To Hailee Steinfelds Juliet

Douglas Booth To Play Romeo To Hailee Steinfeld's Juliet

The interest surrounding the casting of 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet in Carlo Carlei's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is a reminder of how very young Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers were. However, after Hailee's memorable performance as Mattie Ross in last year's True Grit, it's difficult to imagine anyone else more suited to the role. Variety […]