Several Shakespearean plots points, including the climax of Romeo and Juliet, focus on powerful potions. Did the bard dream them up, or might they have really existed?
Theater plays a significant role in cultures around the world. Shakespeare Studies professor, Nicoleta Cinpoeş, experienced this fact first-hand as she watched a production of Romeo and Juliet staged in a bomb shelter.
Shakespeare, an iconic figure in English history, is celebrated and beloved by another significant English figure, King Charles. Read about how and why King Charles celebrates the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio.
Centuries after they were written, Shakespeare’s words remain poignant as we honor veterans on Memorial Day.
Many of Shakespeare’s works might be lost to us forever had they not been preserved in a collection of published manuscripts known as the First Folio.
Today we study Shakespeare in school and often see his plays in formal settings, but is that how they were meant to be experienced? Learn more about what going to see a play was really like when Shakespeare’s theater company put them on stage for the first time.
It’s not likely that you think of Shakespeare and video games at the same time, but that may be about to change!
William Shakespeare is widely considered to be the greatest writer in the English language and now, thanks to modern technology, you can explore some of the most iconic places from the playwright’s life, and the locations said to have inspired him, from the comfort of your own home.
In 2010, a modern version of The Tragedy of Macbeth appeared on PBS’s Great Performances. The star of that groundbreaking production, Sir Patrick Stewart, discusses the choices he and director Rupert Goold made to bring Shakespeare’s work to life on the small screen.
Shakespeare gets his sea legs as the Royal Shakespeare Company preforms iconic scenes aboard cruise ships.
Read about the women who edited and retold Shakespeare throughout the centuries as well as their impact on Shakespearean scholars today.
Shakespeare’s line, “Macbeth doth murder sleep”—and his guilt-ridden, sleepwalking Lady Macbeth—made a link between psychological distress and troubled sleep. Recent research shows that the Bard was onto something.
Play On Shakespeare takes beloved plays by the Bard himself and puts them into language an even wider audience can appreciate. Check out this article to learn more about these unique and ground-breaking translations.
|Discover the timeless, breathtaking beauty of Shakespeare’s sonnet 65.|
Read about the importance of racially inclusive casting in the world of Shakespearian theatre.
Read about how helicopters disrupt theater-goers in New York City’s Central Park.
Can you imagine a riot breaking out in response to a disagreement about which actor did a better job in the role of Macbeth? That’s what happened in 1849 in New York. Click to learn more.
In this podcast, two Shakespeare scholars dig into why we still care about the characters and situations crafted by an Englishman who lived four centuries ago.
Read small sections. Think like a director. Click this link for these and other tips on how to get the most out of your reading of Shakespeare’s plays.
In this piece, a high school teacher explains her approach to teaching Shakespeare and rejects claims that she is taking part in “cancel culture.”