| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Ira Glass loves the fine storytelling done on his public radio show, the Chicago-based “This American Life.” He’s not so fond of the storytelling done by an English writer named William Shakespeare.
Here’s what he tweeted after...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:55 PM
If you were to see the Shakespeare's Globe "Hamlet" in dusty South Sudan, or in the tiny nations of Tuvalu or Nauru, or on St. Kitts and Nevis (maybe both if the touchy latter island decides to execute its right to secede from its Caribbean twin), this...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
How do you find your next favorite wine? (Hint: Looking for the label with the weirdest animal on it won't necessarily get you there.) Wine bars are a great starting point if you're just dipping your toes into the wine world, and Chicago doesn't lack...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Why, this is very midsummer madness.
—Olivia, "Twelfth Night," Act 3, Scene 4
There are a slew of Shakespeare shows happening outdoors in Connecticut in July and August.
Shall we compare them to a summer's day? Sure, why not? The plays...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Along with a thousand or so of their closest friends, a high-octane Independent Shakespeare Company ensemble opened the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival’s fifth season with a highly accessible “Twelfth Night” that takes its...
| Jul 17, 2014
MOUNT DORA — The Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act is in force in a small town in the Midwest in the 1950s — no loud music, no public necking and no tight pants.
Then up rolls Chad on his motorcycle, fresh from prison, who will change everyone in...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:02 AM
WHAT: William Shakespeare blazed plenty of literary trails, but he also did much to popularize the art of the pun, the favored form of humor for vaudeville comedians and tipsy uncles everywhere. Hosts Isaac Knox and Ana Eligio bring the spotlight back...
| Jul 1, 2014
I alluded in my column today to an email that first began circulating in the late '90s and purported to explain the origins of many popular expressions on the basis of life in 1500s England. Here it is: Anne Hathaway......
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:00 AM
An ancient Chinese legend is revisted in "The Orphan of Zhao" at La Jolla Playhouse, Four Clowns reimagines two Old Testament tales at Santa Monica's Annenberg Community Beach House, and the greatest love story Shakespeare ever told gets two very...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:20 AM
"William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return" by Ian Doescher; Quirk Books, Philadelphia (165 pages, $14.95)
William Shakespeare can now stop twirling in his grave. The charmed collaboration between the Bard of Avon and Ian Doescher of Portland, Oregon,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:03 PM
After just three weeks, nearly 20 Burbank children and teens have memorized most of their lines and are making final tweaks to their performance on Thursday of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”