Wooing, Wedding, Happy Ending: Shakespeare’s Comedies

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! Today is all about remembering the timeless quality of the Bard's craft--from his tragedies and histories to his comedies and poems. Personally, I love reading Shakespeare's comedies. Not only are they playful and funny, but they are also timeless in their exploration of human emotions, social conflicts and gender fluidity. You can … Continue reading Wooing, Wedding, Happy Ending: Shakespeare’s Comedies

Back to the Roots: Shakespeare in Pop Culture

Have you ever wondered what Shakespeare's characters would do if they lived in our times? Well, according to recent movie adaptations, Romeo and Juliet date amidst a gang war, Katherine is a feminist high-school student, Viola shows off her talent on the football field, Othello tries out for the basketball team, Beatrice and Benedick quarrel … Continue reading Back to the Roots: Shakespeare in Pop Culture

Celebrating Shakespeare’s Heroines

Today marks the 456th birthday of William Shakespeare and the 404th anniversary of his death--For Shakespeare was born and died, supposedly, on the same day: April 23. Either way, today is all about remembering Shakespeare's genius. For some, it rests in his play's timeless appeal, for others in their complex language or insightful themes. If … Continue reading Celebrating Shakespeare’s Heroines