Year of the Bard

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

TweetIt’s been a great year for Bard lovers. As part of the Cultural Olympiad, The World Shakespeare Festival was formed by over 50 global arts organizations. It’s the biggest celebration of Shakespeare ever undertaken, with events planned all around the world. Some of the many great things about Shakespeare’s plays make them enduring, adaptable, and […]

Happy Bard Day

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

TweetIn honor of William Shakespeare’s 448th birthday, the World Shakespeare Festival officially kicks off today in London. It’s the biggest celebration of Shakespeare ever staged. Thousands of artists from around the world will take part in almost 70 productions across the UK and online. The highlight for me: Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: Globe to Globe Festival […]

A superbard weekend

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

TweetInjury. Slip of the tongue. Two rogue alarms. Unextinguished fire. Extreme heat. Sounds Shakespearean, right? But the show must – you know – go on. And it did. I was given the gift of Shakespeare. But not just by any troupe – it was the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) hosted by Lincoln Center, and in […]

A celebration of Shakespeare: 38 plays in 38 languages

Friday, January 21st, 2011

TweetThings won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing. Shakespeare :: Troilus and Cressida, Act I / Scene ii Here’s what the Globe is doing. How great is this? To celebrate the 2012 London Olympics, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre will present each of William Shakespeare’s 38 plays in a different language. The six-week theater season […]

Let the pun begin

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Samuel Johnson described the pun as “the lowest form of humour.” For a form so loathed, it has certainly endured – even flourished – in both art and literature.

To go or not to go: The Shakespeare Birthday Marathon 2009

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Celebrate FREE Shakespeare in New York at Symphony Space! Enjoy five hours of free events to honor the great poet and playwright.