RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

William Shakespeare

A collection of news and information related to William Shakespeare published by this site and its partners.

Top William Shakespeare Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Fenwick students put '50s spin on Shakespeare plot

    Got your comb? Pompadour grease? If you feel like jailhouse rockin', fuggedaboutit. And there's definitely no dancing for those among the suppressed residents of small-town America in "All Shook Up," an Elvis Presley tribute musical staged by the...
  • The Biblioracle: Does centireading have legs?

    The Biblioracle: Does centireading have legs?
    Writing in the Guardian newspaper recently, novelist and Esquire columnist Stephen Marche extolled the virtues of "centireading." You read that correctly. He has read a book a hundred times. Two books, actually, "Hamlet," as part of his graduate...
  • New Christopher Shinn Play Part Of Hartford Stage 2015-16 Season

    New Christopher Shinn Play Part Of Hartford Stage 2015-16 Season
    A world premiere of a play by Christopher Shinn set in a central Connecticut suburb will open the 2015-16 season in a newly renovated Hartford Stage this fall. The six-play season will open with "An Opening in Time" by the Hartford-born, Wethersfield-...
  • Three Cases For The Word Court

    Hear ye! Hear ye! The Word Court is now in session. Today we will rule on three cases: All Tolled vs. All Told This phrase is most often used to indicate a complete accounting of items, e.g., "All told, 23 women and 24 men enrolled in the course."...
  • An honorable, though flawed, 'Henry IV, Part One'

    An honorable, though flawed, 'Henry IV, Part One'
    Lest the title make you skittish about having to endure endless sequels, relax—"Henry IV, Part One" isn't "The Hobbit." Although chronologically second in William Shakespeare's historical tetralogy about the turbulent English monarchy circa 1400,...
  • UM coach Katie Meier welcomes players into her close-knit family

    UM coach Katie Meier welcomes players into her close-knit family
    — Minutes after her accident, Adrienne Motley knew exactly who she had to call. As she stepped out of her mangled car not far from Miami's campus, the Hurricanes guard understood there wasn't much her family in Virginia could do to help. She didn't...
  • Midwest Dance Collective brings literature to life with 'Between These Lines'

    "The Bell Jar," "Lord of the Flies" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends" were just some of the works portrayed in the Midwest Dance Collective's "Between These Lines" performance Saturday evening at Barrington High School. The variety of dances performed...
  • Acting Company puts on 'Macbeth' at McAninch Center

     Acting Company puts on 'Macbeth' at McAninch Center
    Murder. Madness. Witches. Ghosts. It's not Halloween; it's "Macbeth," one of William Shakespeare's darkest and most powerful tragedies. "Macbeth" will be staged at 8 p.m. March 20 in the Belushi Performing Hall at the College of DuPage. It is directed...
  • Video: Sparring and seduction in 'Dunsinane'

    Video: Sparring and seduction in 'Dunsinane'
    This week’s Theater Loop Showcase is the National Theatre of Scotland’s “Dunsinane,” currently playing Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. The drama by David Greig imagines the immediate aftermath of William Shakespeare&...
  • 5 reasons why 'Empire' rules

    There may be traces of William Shakespeare in the Fox drama "Empire," but there's no way the Bard could ever have imagined this big, bold hip-hop twist on "King Lear." The TV blockbuster of 2015, "Empire" focuses on mercurial music mogul Lucious Lyon...
  • Voices: Passwords, assigned reading and college admission files debated

    Voices: Passwords, assigned reading and college admission files debated
    A new state law could give schools access to students’ social media passwords. Is that fair? Raajesh: With the popularity of social media and all of its negative side effects, I don’t think it’s wrong for school administrators to ask...