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To Like or Not to Like?

What will help me appreciate Shakespeare? [more inside]
posted by uxo on Oct 15, 2008 - 51 answers

 

Which characters from Shakespeare's plays do the party leaders in the Canadian federal election resemble most?

Which characters from Shakespeare's plays do the party leaders in the Canadian federal election resemble most? [more inside]
posted by stokast on Oct 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me brainstorm a witch's apothecary worth of Halloween props

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Halloween is fast approaching and I need help creating some apothecary style props from the Bard's well known witches chant based on the introduction to That Scottish Play. Most of my audience isn't going to remember much past "eye of newt and toe of frog" but being a geek about details I'd like to try to create a tableaux of the entire contents of that cauldron. [more inside]
posted by rosebengal on Aug 20, 2008 - 11 answers

Interesting commentary on Shakespeare's sonnets?

Please recommend me some good commentary on Shakespeare's sonnets and tell me why you like it. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Aug 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Is it worth the time to read the complete works of Shakespeare?

Is it worth the time and effort to read the complete works of Shakespeare? [more inside]
posted by schrodycat on Aug 2, 2008 - 26 answers

What is the purpose of Fortinbras in Hamlet?

I've never really known what to make of Fortinbras in Hamlet. Do you know of any good explanations of his purpose in the play? [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Jul 30, 2008 - 16 answers

Where can I find a book that breaks down Shakespeare plays by the characters in each scene?

ShakespeareFilter: I'm trying to find a book--or something similar to it--that a classmate loaned to me briefly a few months back. Briefly, it had all of Shakespeare's plays with charts showing which scenes each character appeared in and the total number of lines each had. My classmate can't remember the author or title, so I'm stuck throwing this vague question out to the general public. Does anyone know where I can find something along these lines?
posted by Mr. Bad Example on Jul 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Vengeance manifested throught different cultures.

Please help me find the gods and goddesses of Revenge and Vengeance in Greek theatre, Shakespearean theatre, as well as popular movies (mainly Oldboy and Titus Andronicus). [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Jul 10, 2008 - 4 answers

Extra deaths in Shakespeare's Hamlet?

Productions of Hamlet in which an additional character dies unexpectedly? (spoilers for a 400-year-old play and modern productions) [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Jun 16, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I figure out how much a rubbing of Shakespeare's grave is worth?

I have a rubbing from Shakespeare's grave slab. I'm trying to figure out if it is potentially worth enough to bother with an appraisal ($150 I think) or just guess a price and sell it. [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on May 19, 2008 - 6 answers

A New View of 'Julius Caesar' for High Schoolers

Does anybody have ideas about how to teach 'Julius Caesar' to 10th graders? [more inside]
posted by flowerofhighrank on Apr 3, 2008 - 30 answers

Big Willy Wants YOU!

I feel like I've seen a drawing of William Shakespeare (in the style of the traditional "plates") doing the Uncle Sam Wants YOU! Pose. Did I imagine this, or can someone help me find it? I have Googled, but apparently our fu is weak. That, or I am imagining this. Thanks.
posted by Medieval Maven on Feb 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Where to find a Falstaff-sized buck basket?

Say you're doing a production of Merry Wives of Windsor and you've gotten to Act III, Scene 3. Now ask yourself, where are you going to find a buck basket? [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Sep 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Quick dose of the Bard

Searching for an understandable snippet of Shakespeare. [more inside]
posted by Hargrimm on Sep 4, 2007 - 28 answers

"To dye, to fleepe, to fleepe, perchance to Dreame;"

Fontfilter: What's the font used in Shakespeare's First Folio? [more inside]
posted by trim17 on Jun 10, 2007 - 3 answers

Any help understanding Shakespeare's Hamlet?

I would like to read a good text that helps you interpret Shakepeare's plays. Specifically, I'd like to get help tackling Hamlet. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased on Apr 21, 2007 - 27 answers

When did directors become more important than playwrights?

When did directors of plays and operas start the practice of overtly imposing their own visual interpretation of the play at the expense of the stage direction of the author? These days if you go to see a Shakespeare play, it's even odds that it's set in modern times, or the early 20th century, or what have you. Were there 19th century (or earlier!) productions of Shakespeare that set his plays in what were then "modern times"? At what point did staging old plays become just as much about the director's vision as the playwright's?
posted by dfan on Apr 20, 2007 - 17 answers

Much to do before Christmas

Who prints the nicest editions of individual Shakespeare plays? [more inside]
posted by godawful on Dec 5, 2006 - 10 answers

When good mentors go bad.

My mentor makes unhelpful negative comments when I ask questions, and gets snippy when I don't do as she suggests. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by cornflake on Oct 23, 2006 - 18 answers

Shakespeare as history

I'm looking for a list of Shakespeare's plays in chronological order -- in historical rather than production order. Beginning with the Roman plays right through the British histories ... [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 16, 2006 - 15 answers

Finding Acting Shakespeare by Ian McKellan

Where to acquire a video of Acting Shakespeare by Ian McKellan [more inside]
posted by Manjusri on Oct 4, 2006 - 10 answers

This wide and universal theatre presents more woeful pageants than the scene wherein we play in.

Shakespeare/Elizabethan History Filter: I am writing a story set within As You Like It. [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Sep 28, 2006 - 6 answers

I want Shakespeare in a compact-format, multi-volume edition.

I want Shakespeare in a compact-format, multi-volume edition. [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Aug 17, 2006 - 13 answers

The Lazy Man's Guide to Shakespeare

How can I convert a modern English speech into Shakespearean English, quickly and easily? [more inside]
posted by unclejeffy on Apr 20, 2006 - 14 answers

Funny "Songs from Shakespeare"

I'm looking for audio of Peter Schickele's (also known as "P.D.Q. Bach") hilarious "Songs from Shakespeare"... Right now, I've got a cassette of its 1990 performance for Garrison Keillor's "American Radio Company: The First Season," but I'd like it on CD or MP3. (Is video even available??) Thanks in advance for all your help!!
posted by Misciel on Mar 18, 2006 - 1 answer

Downloadable Shakespeare

Shakespearefilter. One of my vices is collecting productions of Shakespeare's plays (particular Hamlet). I recently stumbled across this theatre group who have put two shows up online for download and I was wondering if anyone knew of any others which are available anywhere online. I can't imagine that this is the only group doing this. Ideally I'm looking for those in the canon which are produced less often such as Cymbeline or Measure for Measure hopefully in mp3 format. [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Jan 19, 2006 - 6 answers

Why should ancient foreigners speak ancient English?

Why is the dialogue in Rome all in quasi-Shakespearean English? [more inside]
posted by skryche on Sep 1, 2005 - 36 answers

Help me find a short story: Shakespeare Meets Martin Guerre?

StoryFinderFilter: Please help me find a short story that describes the homecoming of an older Shakespeare to Anne Hathaway's house. Only Shakespeare isn't Shakespeare, and the wife notices . . . [more inside]
posted by amber_dale on May 9, 2005 - 2 answers

16thC Italian Law and The Merchant of Venice

I saw The Merchant of Venice over the weekend and have a question about the legality of Shylock's action. Since the question involves spoilers, it is inside one of these three caskets the thread. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Mar 7, 2005 - 6 answers

Scifi book help: former child actor doing Shakespeare for fifty years at a time?

[Can'tSeeTheForestFromTheTreesFilter] I'm trying to recall the author and title of a scifi novel I read a few years ago. [specific details inside] [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jan 5, 2005 - 9 answers

Comprehensive Shakespeare Experience

I would like to see all 37 of Shakespears plays (unabridged), what is the easiest, cheapest, way to do this?
posted by phrontist on Dec 7, 2004 - 21 answers

Borrowing in Literature

I recently found out that Shakespeare based Romeio and Juliet on Arthur Brooke's Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet. What are some other examples of artists (both modern and historical) "borrowing" or "sampling" from other artists? I'm interested in any kind of art: writing, painting, musical composition, etc... [MI] [more inside]
posted by thewittyname on Oct 26, 2004 - 15 answers

Can anyone recommend some good Shakespeare recordings (Audiobooks)?

I have an abiding passion for audiobooks (concomitant with my hour or so of daily commuting), and it occurs to me that this would be an ideal way to get over my general Shakespearean illiteracy. Can anyone recommend some good Shakespeare recordings? The more compelling the recommendation, the better.
posted by blueshammer on Aug 4, 2004 - 10 answers

Cheap lodging near the Shakespeare Globe adn Tate Britain

I'm visiting London in early March and I was wondering if anyone knew any cheap bed only accomodation (under £40) with access for The Shakespeare Globe and Tate Britain. I'll be going Wed/Thurs. I've checked some accomodation websites but they were all a pain to use.
posted by feelinglistless on Feb 7, 2004 - 6 answers

Price guide for old books?

I have a book question. Members of my family have a small collection of old books. These are not first editions, but they all are 100+ year old books. We have a Knight's pictorial edition of the works of William Shakespeare edited by Charles Knight. It's subtitled doubtful plays and biography and dated 1882. Any ideas what this might be or what it may be worth? Any suggestions of websites that sell antique books that I could use as a price guide for old books? [more inside]
posted by elwoodwiles on Dec 27, 2003 - 6 answers

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