Argentine director Matías Piñeiro’s Isabella is the latest in a string of offbeat films about the nature of performance and creativity.
What’s So Hard About Painting Shakespeare?
Many paintings of Shakespearean scenes feel mawkish or literal-minded, flat-footed or lacking in emotional depth.
An All-Black Production of Much Ado About Nothing Comes to Central Park
Shakespeare’s classic comedy has a free month-long run in NYC starring a cast of two dozen African American performers, including Danielle Brooks from Orange Is the New Black.
Before the Trump-Inspired Julius Caesar, There Was Orson Welles’s Anti-Fascist Staging
The current, controversial Shakespeare in the Park show owes a more than superficial debt to Welles’s landmark production.
Bank of America and Delta Dump Public Theater Over Trump-Themed Julius Caesar [UPDATED]
Beware the ides of June.
Actors Have Been Dying to Play the Skeletal Role of Yorick in ‘Hamlet’
Reports last month suggested that the skull of playwright William Shakespeare was no longer in his grave.
The Poisons, Potions, and Charms of Shakespeare’s Plays
Potions, poisons, and symbolic herbs are frequent plot devices in the plays of William Shakespeare, and reflect the medical knowledge of his time.
Shakespeare’s Only Handwritten Manuscript Contains a Message of Empathy for Migrants
Aside from a few signatures, only one example of William Shakespeare’s handwriting survives, a speech from around 1600 that imagines Sir Thomas More addressing the rage of an anti-migrant crowd in England.
How Graphic Designers Around the World Interpret Shakespeare
When the Globe Theatre along London’s River Thames opened in 1599, a flag depicting Hercules hoisting a globe announced the opening of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar.
A Digital Re-creation of a Lost 18th-Century Shakespeare Museum
One of the first museums created for the enjoyment of the middle class was the Shakespeare Gallery, opened in 1789 by John Boydell.
Justine, a Prophet: Blindness and Vision in Lars von Trier’s ‘Melancholia’
The opening shot of Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (2011) is a close-up of Justine (played by Kirsten Dunst) her eyes shut, her wet, white-blonde hair wild, a feral halo around her face. And then she slowly opens her eyes.
Mysterious Engravings Question Authorship of Shakespeare’s Works
William Shakespeare was a commoner who wrote witty plays attended by Queen Elizabeth. Sir Francis Bacon was a noble who served as her Attorney General. Right?