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► Director Michael Almereyda on Making “Marjorie Prime”

In this podcast, Alamereyda reflects on memory, technology and the themes of his new film.

Lear deBessonet’s “Midsummer NIght’s Dream” Is Dreamy

Lear deBessonet’s jolly notions are too many to list -- and why give them all away?

Oscar Isaac’s Hamlet: All Briefs, Not Enough Prince

The fever dream of a prep school boy: Sam Gold's direction of "Hamlet."

Et Tu, Orange Brute: Is Donald Trump “Julius Caesar”?

A surprising misreading of Shakespeares

Dominic Dromgoole Goes “Globe”-trotting with Hamlet

A new book describes the mission to perform "Hamlet" in every country on earth.

“Rosalind”: Into the Woods with Shakespeare’s Heroine

Angela Thirlwell's new "bio" tracks the intrepid protagonist of "As You Like It."

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire, Sittin’ in a Stoppard Tree

Radcliffe still has that puckish quality he's always had -- and it serves him well.

Something Rotten: Irondale’s “1599 Project” and Donald Trump

The production of a play must always serve as a mirror to our own time in history.

ShakesBEER: Raise a Glass to a Pint-Sized Bard

The Bard, the bars, the booze: much ado about something.

Exit, Pursued by a Board: The Tragedy of Emma Rice

A row over lighting leaves one of London's most unique theaters with dimmed prospects.

What Is a “Consumer-Friendly” Arts Experience?

It comes down to these four words.

Bookends: How Shakespeare Embodies Popular Culture

Shakespeare began as pop culture and has remained ever defined and shaped by pop culture.

Gorilla Theater: 26 Years Later an Actor Returns to the Park

Sometimes life brings you back to the exact same spot you were standing in before.

“Vinegar Girl”: Anne Tyler Tames the “Shrew”

American novelist determined to remake outmoded Shakespeare.

“Troilus and Cressida” in Central Park Won’t Drive

Perhaps Shakespeare was having a joke on himself.

Women-Only Cast Tames the “Shrew”

They strut. They square their shoulders. They're men.

The Complex Prison Creative Part 2

For a few days, inmates at Sing Sing experience the freedom of the Bard's Illyria.

The Complex Prison Creative, Part 1

Rehabilitation Through the Arts and director Kate Powers bring Shakespeare to Sing Sing.

Shakespeare and Special Needs Teenagers

Katie Yohe shares insights from directing youth with cognitive disabilities.

How Should We Respond to Shakespeare’s Sexism?

How do we negotiate between what Shakespeare is and what we want Shakespeare to be?