Articles Tagged 'Shakespeare'

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15 Shakespearean Slang Terms We Should Use Today

We could probably keep running blog posts about Shakespeare’s use of words from now until the end of the internet and never run out of new gems to mine from his illustrious back catalog. It all depends which tack you want to take. There are the insults, the terms, words and phrases he minted that […]

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New Dad Benedict Cumberbatch Reports for ‘Hamlet’ Duty

It has not been a bad weekend for Benedict Cumberbatch, all told. For the world to find out that he’s been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list on the day before his first child is born is remarkably good timing. And as one might expect at such a personal family moment, they’re […]

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WATCH: Michael Fassbender in ‘Macbeth’ Trailer

Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past) takes on the title role of the power-hungry Scottish general in the retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In an earlier Anglo post, Fassbender talked about director Justin Kurzel giving his film adaptation a modern perspective, suggesting Macbeth suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Rather than focusing on Macbeth and […]

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12 British Actors Reading Shakespeare for Shakespeare Day

British actors have a particularly strong relationship with the works of Shakespeare, as they’ll have studied his plays when honing their stagecraft and possibly discovered some of their best thespian tricks while working out how to tackle Polonius or Caliban at a tender age. So, as it’s Shakespeare Day and we love actors who love […]

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‘Fake’ Lost Shakespeare Play Turns out to be Real

The date has been checked: It’s no longer April 1, and everything that happens from here on in is not our fault. The story so far: In 1728 a writer and playwright by the name of Lewis Theobold claimed to have created the completed manuscript of Cardenio, a lost play William Shakespeare is said to […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Shakespeare for BBC Drama Promo

A short while ago, there was a global kerfuffle among Benedict Cumberbatch fans when the BBC tweeted that they had secured his services for a new and secret project. Naturally, this set imaginations soaring and tongues wagging. Could he be making a new Sherlock? A guest appearance in Doctor Who? Was he taking over from […]

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