William Shakespeare

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.

Rafe Spall Discusses His ‘Drunken, Illiterate’ Shakespeare in ‘Anonymous’

The historical thriller Anonymous is fanning the flames of the age-old debate over whether or not William Shakespeare wrote the works attributed to him. In the film Brit actor Rafe Spall plays Shakespeare but, as I discovered, it’s …

Scientist Applies To Dig Up Shakespeare For (Late) Drugs Test

Of all of the questions in the world, all of the mysteries left to uncover, all of the ailments left to heal, all of the new frontiers left to explore, who could have predicted that the next big one to tackle would be whether any of the …

David Tennant And Catherine Tate’s Shakespearian Romp: Any Good?

Last night saw the first performance of Josie Rourke’s new production of the Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing, which just so happens to star David Tennant opposite his former TARDIS travelling companion, Catherine Tate.

Shakespeare Gone Wild!

Guest blogger Paul Hechinger has returned with a new post. This week, he takes us inside the world of Shakespeare in the Park. But this isn’t your grandfather’s Shakespeare.