Source: The New York Times
Princess Mako of Japan and her fiance endure pressure from her royal family, but defy expectations.
Source: The Conversation
Philosophy professor Firmin DeBrabander contemplates how couples display their relationships on social media.
Source: The Washington Post
Letters from World War II reveal a love story that ended in tragedy.
Source: The Guardian
In this summary of Kate Tempest’s career as a rapper and poet, critic Michael Hogan praises her work.
Source: Medical Daily
Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love at first sight. But does this happen in real life? Read this article to find out what researchers have discovered about your brain and love.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
Mental health advocates argue that Shakepeare’s play could help start important conversations with teenagers.
Source: Stratford-upon-Avon Herald
Visitors to the historical site in England contribute their thoughts and feelings about the well-known play to re-create the story.
Source: Scientific American
Psychologist and author Guy Winch recommends focusing on an ex’s flaws and negative traits to get over a broken heart.
Source: The Atlantic
After observing a mechanical “couple” that was created as an art installation, one viewer writes about how technology might affect the mystery and destiny of love. Watch the video embedded in the article to view how the two robots interact.
Doctors looking into the connection between the brain and the heart have found that stressful events can cause a change in hormones that injures the heart.
Source: Electrum Magazine
Like many of his contemporaries, Shakespeare drew on a variety of resources for his astounding output of plays.
Metaphors for love tend toward the negative—from “falling” in love to being love-“struck” or “madly” in love. Writer Mandy Len Catron explores these metaphors and proposes a more positive alternative.
Source: Mental Floss
Think it’s crazy that the Capulets and Montagues got so carried away with the feud between their families? Here are some examples of long-running and deadly family feuds closer to home.
Source: American Psychological Association
How does Romeo go from being head-over-heels for Rosaline to forgetting all about her when he meets Juliet? It’s the difference between infatuation and love.
It’s easy to imagine that Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers would have had a happier ending with the benefit of modern technology. A social researcher explores this idea more deeply.
Though not as poetic as Shakespeare, scores of tourists inscribe their own words of love on a wall outside what is billed as Juliet’s house in Verona, Italy.
Shakespeare is possibly the most famous playwright of all time, but much of his life is shrouded in mystery. Explore the timeline of events that shaped Shakespeare’s world. Then, explore the “In Search of Shakespeare” site to learn more about the man and his works.
Source: Big Think
Learn how certain kinds of writing can help after a romantic breakup.
Source: The Shakespeare Blog
Despite the popularity of the balcony scene in popular imagination, Shakespeare never mentions a balcony in any of his works. Find out why this idea persists.
Source: Shakespeare Resource Center
Shakespeare wasn’t just a gifted writer; he was also possibly the greatest literary borrower of all time. Find out about some of his favorite sources for plots.