William Shakespeare

 
How Shakespeare fits our time
How Shakespeare fits our time
Bookmakers would have given very long odds on the possibility of two of world literature’s greatest figures dying in the same year and month; for...
Rare Shakespeare folio worth millions turns up on Scottish Isle
Rare Shakespeare folio worth millions turns up on Scottish Isle
A rare copy of a First Folio of the works of William Shakespeare has been found in a home on the Scottish Isle of Bute. The First Folio is the name given to the first collected edition of William Shakespeare’s 36 plays published in 1623, seven years after he died....
Refugees get a boost from Shakespeare's Hamlet
Refugees get a boost from Shakespeare's Hamlet
The enthusiastic whooping and cheering almost drowned out Bernardo’s opening line, “Who’s there?”, but five minutes in, a particularly...
Should Shakespeare be taught in Africa's classrooms?
Should Shakespeare be taught in Africa's classrooms?
Should William Shakespeare be taught in Africa’s schools and universities? It’s a question that emerges, sometimes flippantly and sometimes in...
A bone to pick: After life’s fitful fever, let the Bard sleep on
A bone to pick: After life’s fitful fever, let the Bard sleep on
A South African academic reckons it’s time to dig up William Shakespeare. Inspired by the revelations about King Richard III, whose remains were...
Shakespeare goes digital
Shakespeare goes digital
Plays such as Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth spring to life in iPad apps released by
Shakespeare behind prison walls
Shakespeare behind prison walls
Ashwin Desai builds his book around a compelling story. Sonny Venkatrathnam had been, since his student years at the then University of Natal, so...
Why does China love Shakespeare?
Why does China love Shakespeare?
Before beginning his formal programme of meetings in Britain, China's premier Wen Jiabao visited the MG car factory and Shakespeare's birthplace....
British writers stage takeover on the boards in SA
British writers stage takeover on the boards in SA
Patrick Marber and William Shakespeare, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton, are this season's unlikely headline acts in Johannesburg.
Of Shakespeare and detachment
Of Shakespeare and detachment
At work a few weeks ago I began to see sudden flashes of light, which was strange for a cloudless day in Port Elizabeth.
Sci-fi stars do Shakespeare
Sci-fi stars do Shakespeare
It's Hamlet, but not as we know it.
All's well that ends well as lost Shakespeare is found
All's well that ends well as lost Shakespeare is found
A worldwide search for a "priceless" Shakespearean treasure stolen from a university library in Britain 10 years ago has led to the arrest of a man...

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