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Shakespearean Summer

For many, Shakespeare is synonymous with summer (or vice versa), with performances nationwide filling outdoor stages and parks for productions of his most popular plays. The Shakespeare Center in Los Angeles may have cancelled their summer show this year, but in New York, Central Park is the location of choice

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The American Play and The Tainted Muse in review

“Some people make history; others make history interesting.” So begins a two-page spread in the October issue of Dramatics Magazine featuring two recent highlights from Yale’s drama list, Marc Robinson‘s The American Play and Robert Brustein‘s The Tainted Muse. Produced by the Educational Theatre Association and oriented toward practitioners in

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Happy 444th Birthday, Will!

“When we are born we cry that we are come… to this great stage of fools,” William Shakespeare once wrote. Well, 444 years ago today, Shakespeare entered this great stage of fools and made a little more sense out of it. To learn about how he did this, check out

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Panel at Yale in honor of Nuttall’s Shakespeare the Thinker

Shakespeare’s inner thought process will be the subject of a panel discussion held at Yale tomorrow, October 30. “Shakespeare the Thinker” will be at 4:30 p.m., in the Yale Center for British Art Lecture Hall, 1080 Chapel Street. The panel is free and open to the public. Among the notable

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Yale University presents 24-hr Shakespeare Marathon

A 24-hr Shakespeare marathon, the first of its kind at Yale Unversity, will be held this weekend at the Old Campus. According to the Yale Daily News, a full reading of all of his 39 plays, 5 narrative poems and 154 sonnets will be performed and read on campus. A

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Most Quoted Authors in Yale Book of Quotations

Posted by Fred R. Shapiro, Editor of The Yale Book of Quotations: I am often asked about who are the most-quoted authors in The Yale Book of Quotations.  The first two are, unsurprisingly: William Shakespeare . . . 455 quotations Bible . . . 400 The next two on the

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