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Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson to Star in ‘Henry V’ Film

Shakespeare‘s history plays are heading for the screen again, with Hollywood darling Timothée Chalamet taking the role played by Tom Hiddleston in The Hollow Crown. He’ll play Prince Hal/Henry V in The King, a new film The Hollywood Reporter says is based on Shakespeare plays Henry IV (Parts 1 and 2) and Henry V. And in a move bound […]


Sir Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson to Star in ‘King Lear’ TV Adaptation

The BBC will start filming a landmark adaptation of Shakespeare‘s King Lear later this month, and as usual they haven’t stinted on the cast. Sir Anthony Hopkins will star as the dethroned king, whose mental decline sees him eventually rage against the wind on the cliffs at Dover. Sir Anthony’s recent performance in The Dresser makes him perfect […]


10 Reasons We’re Cheering for Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth gets a bad rap in William Shakespeare‘s play, named after her husband and simply called Macbeth. Now it’s the Lady’s turn to stand center stage in the new film, named after… her. Lady Macbeth (July 14) and is in fact based on Nikolai Leslov‘s 1865 novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. To be clear, we’re not […]


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 […]

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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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