On Valentine’s Day, Norfolk Collegiate School will host the second installment of our three-part Betty M. & William B. Jones Humanities Speaker series, Politics, Stage & Silver Screen: 400 Years Since Shakespeare.
As we prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day this month, we look to Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare, which celebrates the most ideal form of love: the constant commitment to another, undisturbed… Read More»
Following a call for university-wide commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Dr. Bill Hamilton, department chair and professor of biology at Washington and Lee University, decided that his department could indeed participate—by creating a Shakespeare-themed garden.
“The openness and loose construction of this particular plot has allowed us a great deal of freedom in our own interpretation,” said director/co-adaptor Paata Tsikurishvili.
Long excited for this upcoming anniversary, Dr. Imtiaz Habib, Old Dominion University English professor and Shakespeare scholar, has organized what will likely be the largest Virginia Shakespeare event of the year: a week-long, international celebration.
After a few months on site with Quill, I came to realize how few adult workshops were available for actors in town who want to perform Shakespeare, and as Quill is the only company consistently doing Shakespearean productions in Richmond, I encouraged our fearless leader, Dr. Jan Powell, to teach a Shakespeare auditions workshop.
A Guest Post from the Roanoke County Public Library Roanoke County Public Library made the decision to bring the actor/educators of the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton to our library… Read More»
The “history” of literature is curious: the stories told may be eternal, but there is a potential difficulty for those who are unfamiliar with the vernacular of the times.
As its title suggests, this is a play about love in all of its various guises. I would argue, in fact, that it is Shakespeare’s greatest love story; while Romeo and Juliet may be a play about true love, this play is about Shakespeare’s true love.