William Shakespeare

Theatre Review: King Lear, National Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In this version of King Lear at the National Theatre, Sam Mendes and Simon Russell Beale have created a dark, violent depiction of the last days of a mad dictator.

Theatre Review: Tom Hiddleston Commands as Coriolanus

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Donmar's production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus is a vivid, dramatic production that brings out all the blood, bravery and heartbreak in this tragedy. And its leading man steals the show with a remarkable performance.

On Books and a Giant of a Man, Nelson Mandela

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

On books As I get older, I tend to read very old books. Centuries old. Modern writing has become something of a mystery to me and I eschew best seller...

Theatre Review: Jude Law Shines as Henry V

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Jude Law's performance as Henry V is unequivocally the best acting performance I've ever seen from him. His Henry is full of contradictions - his possessive belief that he is blessed by God masks him to the tyrant he is.

Remixing Othello to a Beat I Like

Naana Orleans-Amissah | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Naana Orleans-Amissah

I'd heard of the production before. They had performed in the UK last year as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and a friend who had seen it then, had said it had been the best thing on stage in that celebration.

There's Ill A-Brewing..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A university's plans to sell a set of rare Shakespeare plays to raise money for research have been condemned as an "act of stupidity", with fears the ...

Wimbledon, Shakespeare, And Strawberries

Daniel Parker | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Sport
Daniel Parker

It's time to dust off your racket and wrestle the tennis balls from your dog's mouth. Wimbledon 2013 is upon us! Wimbledon is now as much a feature of the British summer as barbecues, Henley Royal Regatta, and summer rain.

History? Culture? Send for the Bulldozers

James Ruddick | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Politics
James Ruddick

Only in England could this happen: in a few days' time a judicial review will decide whether the countryside immediately surrounding Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon can be torn up to make way for a new housing estate. No, seriously.

William Shakespeare's 'As You Like It', Harrogate

James Willstrop | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Willstrop

The story is dominated by the relationship between Rosalind, arguably Shakespeare's most memorable, and perhaps most comedic female character, and Orlando. Their journey to courtship effectuates a witty if far-fetched series of circumstances.

'Thou Mis-Shapen Dick!' 20 Great Shakespearean Insults

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Comedy

April 23rd, isn't just St George's Day, of course. It's also the date of William Shakespeare's birthday - and the date he died. And what's more...

National Shakespeare Night? The Queen says 'Ay!'

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Annie Martirosyan

The 400 years have made it clear by now that we can never get enough of Shakespeare. And it is high time there was an official National Shakespeare Night.

James McAvoy Shines in Jamie Lloyd's Triumphant Macbeth

Alex Andreou | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alex Andreou

It would be a cliché to say that James McAvoy inhabited the part; also inaccurate. It's much closer to the truth to say that he was possessed by it. Every beautifully rolled Scottish word, sounded like it had just occurred to him and issued forth that moment for the first time.

David Cameron is Richard III - With Apologies to the Bard

Robin Lustig | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Enter Richard III, who in this production closely resembles David Cameron.

Where Does Richard III's Skeleton Leave Shakespeare?

PA | Posted 06.04.2013 | Home

Today's confirmation that remains found beneath a car park in Leicester are those of the last Plantagenet king of England will not strip the mystery f...

Plans For The Bard's Big Birthday

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.01.2013 | Home

Thousands of children are to be given the chance to stage a Shakespeare play in a theatre to mark the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth in 2014. ...

Third Of School Children 'Haven't Heard Of Shakespeare'

PA | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Almost a third of schoolchildren under 13 do not know who William Shakespeare is, a survey has found. Hundreds of pupils from across the country to...

'The Heart Feels A Languid Grief' - How Centuries Of Poets Have Described Autumn

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 27.11.2012 | Home

The seasons have long been a source of inspiration for poets and writers and there are plenty of verses about what's currently going on outside your w...

The Art of Protecting and Spreading Culture

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
European Parliament Web Team

Exposure to great art helps inspire other great art. So, it is a shame that many films, novels and photos are not publicly accessible because their rights holders cannot be traced. In some public institutions these works - known as orphan works because the rights holders are unknown - make up 70% of the collection.

Bring The Bunny Cap Back

Bernstock Speirs | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Style
Bernstock Speirs

The Hatwalk initiative, bought together emerging and established headwear designers - each of whom created bespoke headpieces to sit atop landmarks such as Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.

Stephen Fry Backs "The Most Noble And Magnificent Project You Can Imagine"

PA | Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

Leading stars of stage and screen, including Stephen Fry and Vanessa Redgrave, have added their backing to a new campaign to make the first volume of ...

A Swearing Lesson For John Terry

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 05.10.2012 | Home

John Terry may have been found not guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, but one thing that's been made abundantly clear throughout the course o...

British Citizenship Test To Be Rewritten

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

The citizenship test taken by foreign nationals is to be rewritten by the government. Immigrants will have to learn the first verse of the national...

British Citizenship Test To Be Rewritten

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK

The citizenship test taken by foreign nationals is to be rewritten by the government. Immigrants will have to learn the first verse of the national...

TV Pick: More True Love, Shakespeare's Women

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Shakespeare Uncovered - BBC4, 9pm Tonight's cultural offering see Joely Richardson delve into William Shakespeare's women in the first of three progr...

Romeo And Juliet To Be Turned Into Pop-Rock Opera (And 11 Other Things You Didn't Know About The Bard)

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 20.07.2012 | Home

William Shakespeare's classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet is to be turned into a pop-rock opera. Buyers at the Marche du Film in Cannes are being aske...