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Shakespeare in American Life

About the Episodes | 2016 Broadcast Dates | Key Players | Sponsors and Credits The Folger Shakespeare Library’s radio documentary Shakespeare in American Life explores the English language’s most important playwright and his influence on American performance, politics, and popular culture. Each hour-long episode, narrated by Sam Waterston and created by Richard Paul, deepens our understanding of Shakespeare and the American identity. Shakespeare in American Life is part of The Wonder of…

#ShakespeareLives—in you? "Dear Science: I read once that atoms get recycled so much through the planet that each of us probably includes a little bit of #Shakespeare. Can this be true? (And if it is, why is my poetry still so bad?) Where do our atoms come from, anyway?"

Dear Science: Could my body include an atom from Shakespeare?

The atoms that make up your body were produced inside a star and have had a very long adventure.

“Ted Cruz has reminded many of us of Marc Antony trying to thread the needle at Julius Caesar’s funeral,” said Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch, who compared Antony’s artful twisting of the words “honorable man” to Cruz’s memorable use of the phrase “vote your conscience.” “The repeating refrain ‘but he is an honorable man’ so devastatingly communicates the exact opposite of the words’ surface meaning. "‘Vote with your conscience,’ indeed.” #JuliusCaesarOSF #OSF2017

“Ted Cruz has reminded many of us of Marc Antony trying to thread the needle at Julius Caesar’s funeral,” said Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch, who compared Antony’s artful twisting of the words “honorable man” to Cruz’s memorable use of the phrase “vote your conscience.” “The repeating refrain ‘but he is an honorable man’ so devastatingly communicates the exact opposite of the words’ surface meaning. "‘Vote with your conscience,’ indeed.” #JuliusCaesarOSF #OSF2017

"Shakespeare's writing has a malleability and an accessibility like that of no other dramatist," says film/stage actor David Oyelowo in this USA TODAY piece, which also quotes ‪#‎TwelfthNightOSF‬ director Christopher Liam Moore and OSF Artistic Director Bill Rauch, and calls out our five-Shakespeare season that includes ‪#‎WintersTaleOSF‬ set in Dynastic China and the American West. #SHX400 #Shakespeare400 #CanonInADecade osfashland.org

400 years after Shakespeare's death, a diverse world is his stage

New productions prove the Bard's plays are adaptable to diverse casting and contexts.

That guy is everywhere. ‪#‎Shakespeare‬ ‪#‎CanonInADecade‬ ‪#‎OregonCoast‬ ‪#‎TravelSouthernOregon‬ ‪#‎TravelOregon‬ ‪#‎Shakespeare400‬ ‪#‎SHX400‬ ‪osfashland.org/Canon10

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140 Likes, 3 Comments - Oregon Shakespeare Festival (@osfashland) on Instagram: “That guy is everywhere. #Shakespeare #CanonInADecade #OregonCoast #Shakespeare400 #SHX400…”

“There is air in these plays & that is why they have lasted 400 years.” #Shakespeare #FirstFolio #SHX400 @folgerlibrary

William Shakespeare, 400 Years Later: Sweetly Writ, with Lue Douthit

Four hundred years after William Shakespeare’s death, one copy of the first collected works of his material is on display at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of

A First Folio will be on display at the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Jan. 6-Feb. 7, part of a @folgerlibrary tour to commemorate the 400th anniversary of ‪#‎Shakespeare‬'s death. In conjunction with the exhibit, on Jan. 9 the Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host "Sweetly Writ,” a free gala presentation of scenes from ‪#‎KingLear‬, at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. #Shakespeare400
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The Big Book of Bard

London, England, 1622; William Shakespeare has been dead for seven years. Six years prior, in 1616, Shakespeare’s rival, playwright Ben Jonson, had published a collection of his own plays.

Where's there a Will? How Shakespeare permeates our culture

Most of us are more familiar with Roman history and England’s Wars of the Roses from his versions (“Julius Caesar,” “Antony and Cleopatra,” “Richard III” and the “Henry IV” plays) than from any other source, making the Tudor dynasty’s self-serving account of how it came to power still commonly accepted. Shakespeare, more than any other author (not counting the collective that translated his closest rival, the King James Bible), shaped the language we speak. The now common words he apparently…

Shakespearen What-Ifs: Macbeth — Good Tickle Brain: A Mostly Shakespeare Webcomic

Shakespearen What-Ifs: Macbeth — Good Tickle Brain

If you've explored all the nooks and crannies of my website, you might have stumbled across my Shakespeare What-Ifs series of mini-comics. For a long time there have only been two installments, but I've finally gotten my act together and penned a third one. Let's take a look at Macbeth !

Shakespearean Christmas Carols — Good Tickle Brain

A very merry/happy Christmas to all my readers! Let's kick this party off the Shakespeare way. Everybody sing along!

“I was at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, sort of with 'Star Wars' and mash-ups bouncing around in my brain, and the idea just came to me: ‘Wouldn’t it be fun and weird to rewrite #StarWars as if it were a play written by ‪#‎Shakespeare‬?’” @folgerlibrary recently checked in with Oregon's own Ian Doescher (who, as you'll discover, does an incredible Yoda impression) to talk about the inspiration for his "Shakespeare's Star Wars" book series. ‪

William Shakespeare's Star Wars - Shakespeare & Beyond

Listen to this Shakespeare Unlimited interview with Ian Doescher, the creator of the William Shakespeare's Star Wars book series.

"The translation is not to be a paraphrase, nor is it a literal explanation of what’s going on. The translations are not meant to be replacements of the originals. Our mission with this project is to learn a ton about the plays and to create performable companion pieces. They are new plays in that way." Dr. Lue Douthit, OSF's Director of Literary Development & Dramaturgy, shares the vision for Play on: 36 playwrights translate Shakespeare with @howlround. ‪#‎Shakespeare‬

Spelunking with Shakespeare

|Lue DouthitLue Douthit, director of literary development at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, discusses the history and rationale of the Play on! Project with OSF to translate 39 of Shakespeare’s plays.

All You Need To Know About The Two Gentlemen Of Verona — Good Tickle Brain: A Mostly Shakespeare Webcomic

All You Need To Know About The Two Gentlemen Of Verona — Good Tickle Brain

Today the Royal Shakespeare company is live-broadcasting its current production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona ! Not familiar with the play? No worries! I've got you covered.

Daily Cartoon: Thursday, July 2nd

Tom Toro’s Daily Cartoon, about Shakespeare in the Park.