Articles Tagged 'William Shakespeare'

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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 […]


‘Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: The Shakespeare Code

Welcome to Doctor Who’s Day, a cornucopia of Gallifreyan gubbins and Time Lord things. And this week’s roundup commences with the exciting news that the face of William Shakespeare as Whovians know it—the one seen in “The Shakespeare Code” when the Bard of Avon met the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones—has been proven to be […]

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Hamlet’ to Receive Cinematic Release

If you’ve been crying yourself to sleep over missing out on Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance of Hamlet in London this coming summer, please don’t fret, because there’s a chance to catch a screening of the production. The live performance will take place at London’s Barbican Theatre from August 25 through October 31. The show is so […]


WATCH: If Shakespearean Insults Were Used Today…

We taught you how to insult like the British but now we’re invading new territory: how to insult like the Elizabethan British! And who does that better than famed Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare? Siobhan Thompson teaches us some of Shakespeare’s best put-downs in this episode of the Anglophenia YouTube series: Check out our list of […]


New Survey Shows How the World Sees Britain

As regular readers of Anglophenia, you no doubt have your own carefully nurtured and well-informed opinions about the United Kingdom and its people. But what do the general public worldwide think of the Brits? A new survey by the British Council, the organization dedicated to international educational and cultural relations, polled over 5,000 18-34 year […]

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WATCH: Dame Helen Mirren Plays Juliet For 10 Seconds

Last night, the BBC’s current affairs show Newsnight interviewed Dame Helen Mirren for her thoughts about the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare (which, as we discussed yesterday, is around about now). During the conversation, in which she also revealed a cunning plan to get teenagers to appreciate the Bard of Avon using […]

45 Everyday Phrases Coined By Shakespeare

April 23rd is generally considered to be a good day to celebrate the birth of England’s greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. This is partly because there are no records of his birth—although he was baptized on April 26—and partly because he died on April 23 (and April 23 is St. George’s day, patron saint […]

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