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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
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
Orson Welles’s Forgotten Masterpiece

Orson Welles’s Forgotten Masterpiece

By Malcolm Jomes for the Daily Beast, 2 January 2016 Critics turned up their noses in 1966 at Chimes at Midnight, Welles’s film about Shakespeare’s Falstaff. Now it’s being re-released and you can see what you missed. Even today, Orson Welles has a troubled reputation. There are still those who will argue that he peaked with Citizen Kane and never fulfilled his promise. Frankly, […]

January 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Film
Royal Shakespeare Company’s history play cycle The Wars of the Roses to be shown for first time in 50 years

Royal Shakespeare Company’s history play cycle The Wars of the Roses to be shown for first time in 50 years

By Nick Clark for the Independent, 1 January 2016 The Royal Shakespeare Company’s great history play cycle, The Wars of the Roses, is to be shown in its original glory for the first time in 50 years. The RSC described the cycle of Shakespeare plays Henry VI, Edward IV and Richard III, broadcast on BBC1 in 1965, as being “one of the most significant and compelling […]

January 9, 2016 · 0 comments · Film
Senator Slams Spending on Silent Shakespeare, ‘Federal Match.com’

Senator Slams Spending on Silent Shakespeare, ‘Federal Match.com’

By Gabrielle Levy for US News and World Report, 30 November 2015 A U.S. senator is pointing to a $375,000 study examining the dating habits of senior citizens and a $683,600 National Endowment of the Arts program that included silent performances of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” as among the most egregious examples of wasteful government spending this year. Sen. James Lankford on […]

December 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Popular Culture