For goodness sake. Most of these are so cliched they set your teeth on edge.
This has Oscar nomination written all over it. Vanessa Redgrave stars as Queen Elizabeth I in this film, which explores the theory that William Shakespeare may not have written the plays and poems attributed to him. Watch Video ›
A few years back, artist Susan Herbert created a series of paintings of famous scenes and characters from William Shakespeare’s plays, reenacted with cats, and culminating in Shakespeare Cats. When does this get made into a movie?! View List ›
It’s like Sparknotes but with fewer clothes and bigger boobs. You’d have a hard time falling asleep to Shakespeare with these girls on stage. “There’s the rub,” indeed. Watch Video ›
Featuring trippy weather and Helen Mirren with a big stick. (Julie Taymor turned Prospero into a lady! She also cast Russell Brand?) Watch Video ›
FunnyTranslator.com is a website that will take any bit of text you enter and translate it up to 56 times through 56 different languages. Think of it as a giant game of telephone where the results are always nonsensical, generally hilarious, and occasionally profound. View List ›
I’m not quite ready to refudiate this whole ShakesPalin thing just yet. Here’s a selection of the very best tweets so far, since the newly anointed Bard of Wasilla made up a word and then compared herself to Shakespeare. View List ›
She’s not wrong. Palin/Shakespeare 2012! A free turkey leg and sonnet with every vote! This is going to be a fun campaign. View Image ›
Two households, both alike in dignity, just became a fan of this. View Image ›
Classically trained thespian, Brian Cox, teaches a toddler named Theo how to do Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be.” By the end, the kid ain’t bad. Watch Video ›
The humble beginnings of a sonnet about Chuck Norris: “Shall I compare thee to Chuck Norris? You can kick people in the face. Your nothing like a florist(?)” 11 more lines to go, Shakespeare, and you’ve got yourself a masterpiece. View Image ›
Christian Bale (sorry, we’re still talking about it) has got nothing on this dude, who experienced a public breakdown at the Globe Theater five centuries ago. Shakespearean theater may come and go, but actors will always be tantrum-throwing dum-dums.