Articles Tagged 'William Shakespeare'


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, […]


EXCLUSIVE: David Tennant as Puck in ‘The Shakespeare Show’

Shakespeare is all the rage these days with The Hollow Crown playing to large audiences in the U.K. and Russell T Davies‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream forthcoming. It’s been 400 years since the Bard shuffled off this mortal coil, leaving behind a literary legacy unparalleled in the English language. It’s that legacy that’s on display […]

Matt Lucas plays Bottom in Russell T. Davies’ TV adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

FIRST LOOK: Russell T Davies’ Adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Pictures have been released of Russell T. Davies‘ forthcoming TV adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, launching as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare Season to commemorate 400 years since the playwright’s death. Featuring some of the U.K.’s most loved talent, it’s been billed by at least one critic as “Shakespeare for the Doctor Who generation”. And, by the […]


WATCH: Tom Hiddleston, Ralph Fiennes on Shakespeare

On the eve of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare‘s death two top British actors, Tom Hiddleston and Ralph Fiennes, have expressed their deep admiration for the playwright. “I think he’s a genius,” says Hiddleston. “He had an ability to encapsulate the human condition in breathtaking and accessible poetry.” “Shakespeare articulates who we are better […]

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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WATCH: David Tennant Discusses Shakespeare

April 23, 2016 will be the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the man (if you believe it was just one man) who single-handedly affected the development of the English language more than any other. As part of the plans to mark the occasion, David Tennant […]

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David Tennant Returns as Richard II in London

We do love us some Benedict Cumberbatch, but he can’t have all the fun on stage. Doctor Who’s David Tennant will be returning to London’s Barbican to reprise his role as Richard II in William Shakespeare’s historical play, reports BBC News. The Barbican Theatre is hosting a Cycle of Kings season, premiering in 2016. Tennant’s […]

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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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