Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Gets a 21st Century Makeover

When director Kenny Leon approached “Orange Is the New Black’s” Danielle Brooks about playing the lead role of Beatrice in his adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” she rejected a film role to take the part instead. For her, this was a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to make waves as a female […]

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Books News: Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays

What do the noble mastiff, the lowly cur and the trundle-tail have in common besides being terms for dogs?
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Nonfiction: Shakespeare’s Hot Mess: What We Can Learn From Falstaff

In this love letter to the Bard’s “swag-bellied omnivorous cornucopia of appetites,” Harold Bloom argues for Falstaff as one of literature’s vital forces.
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Shakespeare’s Globe: The real-life drama that led Emma Rice to quit

The outdoing artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe lays bare her reasons for quitting.
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Books of The Times: Review: Ian Doescher’s ‘William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge’

In the sixth work in Mr. Doescher’s series of best-selling “Star Wars” and Shakespeare mash-ups, even R2-D2’s digital chatter scans in iambic pentameter.



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