Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Sings Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18. via Open Culture

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Sings Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18
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"Woe to that land that's governed by a child!"
--Third Citizen from "Richard III" (Act II, Scene III)
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“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.”
--from "The Merchant of Venice" (1605) by William Shakespeare

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Vigilance in an Age of 'Alternative Facts': 14 Quotes on the Art of Deceit
"Richard II" first played at the Globe Theatre 416 years ago on this day in 1601.
Ian McKellen Reads a Passionate Speech by William Shakespeare, Written in Defense of Immigrants. via Open Culture

Ian McKellen Reads a Passionate Speech by William Shakespeare, Written in Defense of Immigrants
In his portrayal of Prospero's 'art', Shakespeare draws parallels between theatre and magic.

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Prospero: magician and artist
"'Love comforteth like sunshine after rain,
But Lust's effect is tempest after sun;
Love's gentle spring doth always fresh remain,
Lust's winter comes ere summer half be done;
Love surfeits not, Lust like a glutton dies;
Love is all truth, Lust full of forged lies."
―from "Venus and Adonis" by William Shakespeare
"Sonnet 65" by William Shakespeare

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea
But sad mortality o’er-sways their power,
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?
O, how shall summer’s honey breath hold out
Against the wrackful siege of batt’ring days,
When rocks impregnable are not so stout,
Nor gates of steel so strong, but time...
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William Shakespeare's popular play Hamlet was dated wrongly, causing scholars to overlook a message that has been hidden in plain sight for centuries, new research has claimed.

William Shakespeare's Hamlet Was Dated Wrong, Says Study
What do Shakespeare and Alexander Pushkin have in common?

Despite the fact that they were writing in places far from each other and centuries apart, both were poets who have tremendously impacted their respective languages and cultures. They were some of the great creators of humanity and brothers in spirit, says choral conductor Nikolai Kachanov, artistic director and founder of the Russian...
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Russian Chamber Chorus to Bridge Celebrated Poets Shakespeare and Pushkin in Concert
“Blow, blow, thou winter wind” by William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most...
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At the Westside Theatre in New York City, audiences are watching "Othello: the Remix," a retelling of William Shakespeare's classic play through hip-hop.

‘Othello: The Remix’ gives Shakespeare the hip-hop treatment
"One Gentleman; or A Spectacle of Love"

A modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona," but using original dialogue.

Proteus is in love, but doesn't know how to express it., or if his love is reciprocated.

Julia is in love, but doesn't want to admit it, yet desperately searches for recognition.

Will the two connect and find love? A story of love, desire,...
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One Gentleman; or A Spectacle of Love
This intriguing miniature painting shows a Virginian Indian at the Zoological Gardens in St James’s Park, surrounded by birds and animals which are said to be ‘Indian’. This man seems to have stayed in London around 1615 – one of a small number of Native Americans brought to England by explorers, and exhibited as curiosities.

In The Tempest, Trinculo remarks on the fact that American people...
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A Virginian Indian in St James's Park, from the friendship album of Michael van Meer
William Shakespeare v. Amazon via The New Yorker Cartoons
This item is a single-sheet broadside ballad (subsequently cut in two) called ‘New Mad Tom of Bedlam or, The Man in the Moon drinks Claret, with Powder-Beef Turnip and Carret’. The ballad is set to the tune of Grays-Inn Mask and was printed around 1695. The first half, shown here, has verses about a ‘Tom O Bedlam’ character, a type of beggar who adopted the guise of a madman (Bedlam referred...
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Broadside Ballad on Tom of Bedlam
"The ghost asks Hamlet to step between his mother and her fighting soul and speak the truth. For a moment it seems as if he might—'dear mother, you are sleeping with your husband’s murderer.' But as she mumbles the word 'ecstasy,' Hamlet careens into the most pathetic of adjurations, begging Gertrude not to sleep again with Claudius, laying down arms before the truth, once again. 'Conceit in...
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"We will have vengeance for it, fear thou not.
Then weep no more. I’ll send to one in Mantua,
Where that same banished runagate doth live,
Shall give him such an unaccustomed dram
That he shall soon keep Tybalt company.
And then, I hope, thou wilt be satisfied."
―Lady Capulet from "Romeo and Juliet" (Act 3, Scene 5)