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Rufus Wainwright Pays Homage to Shakespeare With ‘A Woman’s Face’ From New All-Star Album

Rufus Wainwright Pays Homage to Shakespeare With ‘A Woman’s Face’ From New All-Star Album

By Gary Graff for Billboard, 17 March 2016 Most people talk about William Shakespeare in terms of his plays. But Rufus Wainwright would rather have the sonnets. For proof of why he feels that way, the singer-songwriter offers Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets, which comes out April 22 and includes two versions of “A Woman’s Face (Sonnet 20),” which Billboard is premiering exclusively below. “I guess a […]

March 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Popular Culture
Only Script In Shakespeare’s Handwriting Urges Compassion For Migrants

Only Script In Shakespeare’s Handwriting Urges Compassion For Migrants

By Bob Mondello for NPR, 17 March 2016 This week the world’s been treated to a commentary on immigration reform from a surprising source: William Shakespeare. 2016 being the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death, many institutions are doing celebrations of one sort or another. The British Library, in hosting a major exhibition, has put online the only surviving scrap of […]

March 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Underfunding access to Shakespeare ‘denying children their birthright’

Underfunding access to Shakespeare ‘denying children their birthright’

The Belfast Telegraph, 16 March 2016 The Royal Shakespeare Company’s artistic director said underfunding access to Shakespeare was “denying children their birthright”. Gregory Doran, who was appointed in 2012, described the impact of the RSC’s education programme and committed to prioritising it further as he delivered the annual Richard Dimbleby Lecture in the Bard’s 400th anniversary year. He said: “In […]

March 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Theaters
A Lost Shakespeare Play Grows in Brooklyn: ‘Double Falsehood’ Comes to New York City

A Lost Shakespeare Play Grows in Brooklyn: ‘Double Falsehood’ Comes to New York City

Jed Ryan for Huffington Post, 16 March 2016 At the opening night of Letter of Marque Theater Company’s Double Falsehood at The Irondale Center in Brooklyn, one of the creative minds behind the show was overheard telling an attendee, “This show isn’t like Hamlet or Romeo and Juliet, where the audience at least knows the story. Most people don’t know anything about this play! It’s […]

March 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Theaters
A Video Game About Changing What Happens In Shakespeare’s Hamlet

A Video Game About Changing What Happens In Shakespeare’s Hamlet

By Nathan Grayson for kotaku.com, 16 March 2016 Elsinore is a game where you play as Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. She’s stuck in a time loop, ala Groundhog Day or Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Her goal? To prevent Hamlet, a Shakespearean tragedy so tragic that it borders on ludicrous, from ending tragically. I took a look at the game while at GDC in San Francisco. It’s […]

March 20, 2016 · 0 comments · Popular Culture