Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

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 ...

Benedict Cumberbatch To Play A Rival ‘Richard III’ To Martin Freeman

There’s a danger of things becoming silly now.

Two weeks ago, the big news was that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing Hamlet in the West End, in 2015. This clearly needed a year’s advance warning, so fans can prepare travel budgets and buy ticket-handling gauntlets.

Fraser’s Phrases: “What The Dickens”

By rights, this should be an open and shut case. If you’re surprised by something, if a thing happens that causes shock and befuddlement, and you exclaim “what the dickens?

Quiz: Which Shakespeare Tragedy Is Your Life?

We all have our dark moments, and sometimes it’s as though all you can do is raise your eyes heavenwards and ask the stormy skies above what plan fate has in store for you.

10 Myths of the Supernatural, Taken From British Folklore

Today (March 20) is World Storytelling Day, a perfect chance to celebrate the traditional tales and oral myths that give a nation a sense of itself.

10 British Things About Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina, is named after Englishman Sir Walter Raleigh. Check out what’s going on with 10 British things in Raleigh below:

Taylor and Burton: Oh, the Movies They Made – A Top Five List

Liz and Dick. That’s what they were known as back in the day, long before conflated monikers, such as Brangelina (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) or Julena (Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez), became de rigueur for celebrity ...

WATCH: Tom Hiddleston Discusses ‘Coriolanus’ Live-Screening

Tom Hiddleston has released a trailer for his forthcoming performance in the title role of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, at the Donmar Warehouse in London, starting in December.

New York Film Festival to Honor Ralph Fiennes

The New York Film Festival knows quality when it sees it. The prestigious festival has just announced that it will be honoring the British actor Ralph Fiennes with a gala tribute on Oct. 9.

Brit Binge Watching: Five Shakespeare Adaptations You Can View Online

Do you enjoy Shakespeare but don’t really have the time to sit down and deconstruct one of his plays? Well, you’re in luck, since the beginning of motion pictures, his work has been adapted into film and TV productions like these ...