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…
“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
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
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 !
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.