Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars’ on Shelves July 2

Maybe we just have Darth Vader on the brain after coming across this less-than-menacing Lego Vader, here (scroll down). But, apparently, it’s not just us. EW.

Helen Mirren’s Advice For Young Actors: “Don’t Be Up Your Own Bum”

Aspiring thespians would have to be fairly foolish to turn down the offer of some helpful words of guidance from Dame Helen Mirren, not least because she’s famously blunt, so you won’t have to strain your hand writing reams ...

Shakespeare Day: In Honor of the Bard of Avon

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare is celebrated on April 23 each year, affectionately known as Shakespeare Day, and while today is not a bank holiday (people don’t get the day off of work) in the U.K.

Orlando Bloom Heading to Broadway

“O Orlando, Orlando! Wherefore art thou Orlando?” … yes, yes, the actual line is “Romeo” but Orlando Bloom‘s first name just rolls off the tongue so easily.

How Did Anyone Understand Shakespeare At The Time?

William Shakespeare, it is often said, invented a lot of what we currently call the English language. Not just phrases: you’d expect such a ubiquitous and popular writer to have had more than a passing influence over the sayings ...

The Great British Songbook #6: Shakespeare Goes Pop

A slight deviation from our usual format this week. We won’t be examining American cover versions of British songs, not when we have a proud and patriotic duty to perform.

Did Marlowe Write Marlowe? Professors Answer Readers’ Question

Anglophenia recently ran a piece about Shakespeare authorship theories, occasioned by the release of the movie Anonymous, which argues that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford wrote the work normally attributed to William ...

PHOTOS: 10 Famous British Graves

On an episode of Whitechapel, BBC America's new crime drama, DI Chandler (Rupert Penry-Jones) and Buchan (Steve Pemberton) pay a visit to the grave of Mary Kelly, one of Jack the Ripper's victims. That tomb is just one of Britain's best-known final resting places. Take a look at 10 of Britain's most famous graves.

Roland Emmerich to Scholars: ‘Produce Written Evidence Shakespare Did Those Plays’

German-born director Roland Emmerich — best known for directing Hollywood disaster epics like Independence Day — has turned his hand to Shakespeare, or, more specifically, to the costume drama and thriller Anonymous. The ...

Did Shakespeare Really Write His Plays? A Few Theories Examined

If the Kennedy assassination doesn’t interest you, and you’ve got a few extra years on your hands, you might want to look into the debate over who wrote William Shakespeare’s plays.