Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Behind The Scenes

The exterior of the Thomas Fisher Library offers little clue to the extraordinary treasures inside. Now we can take a ten-minute, behind-the-scenes tour through the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto, Canada, where we can discover a First Folio, the … Continue reading

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If music be the food of love…


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Literary Revisionism


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Have a literary coffee

I love this wonderful illustration by Italian artist and designer Gianluca Biscalchin.

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Shakespeare Lives

The British Council commissioned a series of films to celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Director David Wilson’s contribution reinterprets Act 1, Scene V of Macbeth. The two-minute film starts with actress Vicky McClure as Lady Macbeth in … Continue reading

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Would Harry Beck Approve ?

Literary map geeks rejoice—TfL has released a Shakespeare-themed Underground map just in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the bard’s passing tomorrow. The Tube lines have been cleverly renamed for Shakespearean characters, locations, plays, and themes. The map will … Continue reading

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How Insulting

Here’s the perfect little tool for crafting witty three-word responses to those churlish, boil-brained flap-dragons who post ridiculously offensive comments to your Facebook posts. Just choose one word from each column and let the Elizabethan insults fly. Related articles Barbed … Continue reading

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