Tag - Shakespeare

Stuff You Need to Know: Iambic Pentameter of...

Amazon‘s deal today is for the complete series of The Sopranos…for 63% off the normal price, putting it at $149.99 instead of $399.98. Not too shabby. That of course is for today only and/or until they run out. You can buy yours...

Win Will Shakespeare on DVD!

Tim Curry as Shakespeare and Ian McShane as Marlowe? Yes, have some. It’s the Brit miniseries here across two discs and A&E has launched a spare copy our direction so we can, in turn, launch it at you. That is, if you’re the...

Shakespeare’s First Theatre Found...

So they’ve found Shakespeare’s first theatre. Well, not, you know, intact, like it was tucked away in someone’s attic. Some brick bits, apparently. And it was called The Theatre. And we assume that means it was the only...

Headsup: The Bard, The Wolf, and the Drunk...

Excellent Shakespeare available from Koch Vision here: it’s Twelfth Night–the ITV Saturday Night Theatre version from 1969. It stars Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright and Ralph Richardson. Twins each think the other drowned. So Viola...

“English, base knave, dost thou speak...

Having recently encouraged the bastardization of our mother tongue in the service of LOLPoetry, it’s only fitting that we leap to the other end of the spectrum to set the cosmic balance to rights. Work is afoot to render the entirety...

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Odds and Ends for 3-4-2006

Caliban, stop humping Stephano’s leg! Over 400 things that should be verboten when directing Shakespeare for the stage or screen. Penn and Teller almost had a video game? Apparently so. As long as it doesn’t give any oceanic...

Weekend Recommendations: DVDs

Here’s yer DVD goodness… TV DVD of the Week: Earth 2: The Complete Series. This Universal release contains all twenty-two episodes of the series across three discs. Earth has been ruined and can no longer support humans, probably...

Derek Jacobi as ASCII Hamlet

Hamlet: The Text-Based Adventure Game

> kill claudius Just as you are pulling your punch, Gertrude storms into the room. “Hamlet!” she snaps. “How many times have I told you NOT to murder your relatives! I know it’s difficult for a Shakespearian lead...