Shakespeare Articles

Will Ferrell To Star In Shakespearean Comedy

Will Ferrell has tackled a multitude of subjects throughout his career – primetime news, professional figure skating, NASCAR and more. Now the comedian is preparing to take on the ultimate acting challenge – Shakespeare. Variety is reporting that Sony has …

William Shatner To Do Shakespeare with Steve Carell and Christopher Lloyd?

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA) will present its 24th Annual Simply Shakespeare benefit reading of “As You Like It,” September 22, 2014 at the Freud Playhouse, UCLA Campus. The event is an evening of impromptu Shakespeare, and Trek …

Sons of Anarchy Kills Major Character
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Before you read on, be wary that this article contains major spoilers and plot point discussion for the FX series Sons of Anarchy. If you haven’t seen the show, or the most recent episode, I recommend you stop reading… now. …

Dakota Johnson Still Committed to “50 Shades”

Dakota Johnson, 24, is not standing idly by while producers of the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation search for her new leading man. According to Hollywood Life, the actress is looking to join the hunt. They report from an industry …

Pentametron Retweets in Iambic Pentameter Pentametron Retweets in Iambic Pentameter

Normally bots are a bad thing. They are associated with spam, phishing fraud, and identity theft. Rarely do they give us something fun and exciting write about. Ranjit Bhatnagar is changing all that with a bot that retweets peoples tweets …

Et Tu, Twittere? The Internet Bewares(?) The Ides of March
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I love mid-March. At least where I live, it’s finally warm enough to bike to work in a t-shirt, and this morning I woke up to the sound of birds chirping in the trees outside my window. Lengthening days and …

Amazon’s E-Book Reader Widely Ridiculed
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I wouldn’t mind keeping over 200 books close at hand, and I’d prefer not to need a large suitcase to do it.  But Amazon’s new e-book reader is nonetheless looking less and less appealing as the analyses roll in.

Hey, Shakespeare! Nobody Cares; Web Writing Tips

Writing for the Web is tricky business because there is no audience more diverse. Writers, especially purist writers (I’m pointing at myself both accusatorily and guiltily), are stubborn, especially ones honed in a print world where the appropriate audience finds you or rejects in distant silence, and writers (secretly) want you to bask in their brilliance.

Manning, Shakespeare Share Ask Spotlight

People in and around the Indianapolis area will appreciate the latest update to Smart Answers at Ask.com. As for Bears fans like our managing editor Mike McDonald, maybe you should stick to searching for Shakespearian tragedies instead.

Google Searches Bard, Finds Yorick’s Skull

Google launched a new function in conjunction with its Book Search, one that celebrates, not relegates, a bard without besmirch. Shakespeare, in high school you were never easy, as we emulated with poems that to the ear and eye were cheesy. Like this one.