William Shakespeare

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 …

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.