Another copy of William Shakespeare’s First Folio has been found in a manor in Scotland.
A copy of Shakespeare's First Folio of plays has been found in Scotland. While this is good news, a staggering 744 plays from Shakespearian London - at least two of them written by the Bard - remain lost.
Shakespeare’s use of dialect is a key argument used by those who stand by the traditional author. But these so-called “Warwickshire dialect” words are nothing of the sort.
Robots can explore where humans fear to tread.
Stratford-upon-Avon is beginning to resemble Disneyland.
The wives win hands-down in The Merry Wives of Windsor.
REUTERS/Toby Melville. An image of playwright William Shakespeare from The Herball, a 16th-century book on plants.
While London and Stratford-upon-Avon go into meltdown over the upcoming anniversary of Shakespeare's death, a new production – shown recently in Western Australia – is worth looking at closely.
Evidence is mounting to suggest that William Shakespeare drew at least some of his inspiration from cannabis.
A 400-year-old poem offers yet more evidence to suggest that William Shakespeare may have found at least some of his inspiration in cannabis.
Lear’s mordant images and sonorous cadences throb with dire warning and a sense of imminent catastrophe.
Lear's mordant images and sonorous cadences throb with dire warning and a sense of imminent catastrophe. So what's the play's key message, for current times, with Geoffrey Rush in the title role?
We cannot help but remember Hamlet: it is iconic.
Robin Goldsworthy, Ivan Donato, Philip Dodd, Josh McConville. Photo: Daniel Boud
Hamlet is a play that haunts itself. Its saturation into cultural consciousness means that watching a performance is inevitably a process of past ghosts and past echoes framing the current performance.
In a 2005 production of Hamlet, director Haris Pasovic portrayed Hamlet as a Muslim prince at the Ottoman court.
For whatever reason, objections don't seem to crop up when directors tinker with the setting, costumes and conceptualizations of Shakespeare's plays.
Vumani Oedipus being staged at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg.
Is there value in reviving Western classics in post-colonial (South) Africa? Is this not perpetuating Western cultural imperialism?
Shakespeare's plays have kept “this glorious and well-foughten field” alive, championing its power as a myth of national unity and heroism.
Rokia Traoré’s poetic lyrics expand the themes of love, jealously and pride in Desdemona.
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The Melbourne Festival production of Desdemona, written by Toni Morrison and with music by Malian songstress Rokia Traore, puts the women of Shakespeare's Othello centre stage.
Macbeth: I’m not all bad. Honest.
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Shakespeare cast the Scottish king as the ultimate villain, but you shouldn't believe everything you see on stage or screen
The latest version of Macbeth is stunningly cinematic and vehemently Scottish.
Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth is beautiful, but fails to reach the dramatic depths of other adaptions.
The latest filmmaker to try his hand at Macbeth, Justin Kurzel has delivered a cinematic masterpiece, but shies away from the wicked depths of his villains.
What does telling the story of the long-running conflict in the Congo through the lens of Verdi’s Macbeth teach us? Owen Metsileng and Nobulumko Mngxek in Macbeth.
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Brett Bailey's Macbeth at Brisbane Festival is a powerful production that relocates Verdi's opera (based on Shakespeare’s play) to the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
English caricaturist Richard Newton’s 1798 cartoon depicts John Bull farting on the face of King George III.
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They're rude, crude and uncouth. So what makes farts so funny?
Benedict Cumberbatch and cast in rehearsal.
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What makes Hamlet the career defining role it is today?
Up in flames: the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare in 2014 was a smoke-filled celebration.
South African forensics may provide clues to the 400-year-old mystery of what was smoked in pipes found in Shakespeare's garden.
Actor Joseph Marcell plays the lead role in The Globe’s production of Shakespeare’s King Lear in Malta, Valletta. Shakespeare divides opinions and his texts often terrify learners.
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Is there a place for Shakespeare in African schools, or is his time long past?