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Articles Tagged 'Shakespeare'

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The 10 Best Films About Famous Writers

The Center Will Not Hold lands on Netflix today (October 27), an in-depth documentary into the life and work of one of America’s greatest writers, the essayist Joan Didion. Filmmakers have a long-held fascination with famous writers. Just in the last year we’ve seen the release of movies about multiple authors, from A.A. Milne and J.D. Salinger to Thomas Wolfe. But capturing […]

Actress Daisy Ridley attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

‘Ophelia’ First Look: Hamlet’s Ex Gets Her Own Film Starring Daisy Ridley

The first image of Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) in character as the title character in Ophelia has emerged courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, and it’s a pretty faithful rendition of Hamlet’s scorned ex. Long chestnut tresses? Check. Green medieval dress? Check. Pensive facial expression? Check. Daisy has ditched the Jedi garb and is the […]

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch attends The Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange” in Hollywood, CA on Oct. 20th, 2016.

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch Performs THAT Speech From ‘Hamlet’

Turns out Doctor Strange won’t be our only chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch on the big screen this November. The Sherlock star will play the coveted role of Hamlet in a production of Shakespeare’s tragic play that’s being beamed into U.S. theaters for one night only. So far the only people who’ve seen the play are the lucky […]

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WATCH: Tom Hiddleston Plays Shakespeare-Style Charades

When watching the below clip of Tom Hiddleston it seems there might be a problem with the sound, but nope. There is no reason to adjust your volume. He’s actually taking part in #charadespeare to promote youth getting out to see works of William Shakespeare at the Covent Garden theater Donmar Warehouse. If you haven’t played […]

Laurie Davidson as a young William Shakespeare in TNT drama ‘Will’

WATCH: New Show ‘Will’ Chronicles Shakespeare’s ‘Wild 20s’

It’s that time of year when the TV networks announce their new shows, and among them this year is Will, a drama about the life of a young William Shakespeare. Don’t expect a fuddy-duddy documentary, however—or a dry-as-dust drama. Will looks set to be a rip-roaring take on 16th-century London, with all its violence, squalor, and temptations, […]

Actor Patrick Stewart and actress Kate Fleetwood perform at the Cast of Macbeth Photocall at the Gielgud Theatre on September 25, 2007 in London, England.

Personality Quiz: Which Shakespeare Character Art Thou?

Despite this April 23 marking 400 years since his death, Shakespeare is still going strong, with some of our favorite stars lining up to play his characters. Benedict Cumberbatch and Judi Dench are due to star in the next cycle of The Hollow Crown; former Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies has turned his attention to A Midsummer Night’s Dream; while The […]

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