Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Poetry Day: 10 British Actors Read 10 British Poems

Today is National Poetry Day (October 2) in the UK, and the Brits have always done pretty well at providing the world with poems and people who are good at reading poems, here are 10 poetic moments, provided by some of our favorite ...

Why Martin Freeman Pretended His Wallet was Stolen at His ‘Sherlock’ Audition

The full interview with Martin Freeman, from which his quotes about a Sherlock Christmas special were recently taken, has appeared in the Telegraph, and as you’d expect it is crammed with forthright and fascinating ideas about his ...

WATCH: Martin Freeman on the Wit and Humor in Richard III

Martin Freeman’s performance as Shakespeare’s Richard III opens at the Trafalgar Theatre next week, as part of Trafalgar Transformed, and he and the cast have taken part in a talking heads video discussing the dominant ...

Five Great British Interpretations Of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’

Over the next year or so, both Benedict Cumberbatch and his Sherlock colleague Martin Freeman will be playing the lead in parallel productions of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Martin live in London’s Trafalgar Studios this ...

Fraser’s Phrases: “Oh My Giddy Aunt!”

Expletives are terrific fun, aren’t they? A little verbal firework display in response to a surprise of some sort—usually either painful, delightful or disgusting—without which the English language would be infinitely poorer.

WATCH: Dame Helen Mirren Plays Juliet For 10 Seconds

Last night, the BBC’s current affairs show Newsnight interviewed Dame Helen Mirren for her thoughts about the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare (which, as we discussed yesterday, is around about now).

45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare

April 23rd is generally considered to be a good day to celebrate the birth of England’s greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. This is partly because there are no records of his birth—although he was baptized on ...

Martin Freeman To Play ‘Richard III’ In London This Year

Sherlock fans, if you thought the exciting news about Benedict Cumberbatch playing Hamlet in London gave you a year to save up, this might be slightly upsetting.

Benedict Cumberbatch WILL Play Hamlet In The West End

This is a story that has been doing the rounds as a stage-whispered rumor for a short while, but it has now been confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will be taking to the London stage next year to appear in a production of ...

The Poetry of ‘Doctor Who’

Poetry has come to play a large part in the way Doctor Who tells a story. If, for example, you wish to add an unsettling undercurrent to a cozy situation, why not have some children recited an eerily specific poem in a spooky way?