Articles Tagged 'Shakespeare'

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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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 […]

Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter (Pic: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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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