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Roger Friedman Suffers Through The Fault in Our Stars - Posted June 4, 2014
The early Rotten Tomatoes line on The Fault in Our Stars is pretty good - 90% from critics, 96% from the public. Then there's Roger Friedman... [Fishbowl NY]

Roger Friedman Suffers Through The Fault in Our Stars - Posted June 4, 2014
The early Rotten Tomatoes line on The Fault in Our Stars is pretty good - 90% from critics, 96% from the public. Then there's Roger Friedman... [FishbowlNY]

Audible Launches a 'Hamlet'-Themed #VineThatLine Campaign - Posted May 21, 2014
Audible has launched a new Vine channel in honor of its recent release, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel. Richard Armitage, the actor who plays Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's ... [GalleyCat]

Tom Hiddleston Reads 'Sonnet 18' by William Shakespeare - Posted April 29, 2014
As we prepare to bid farewell to National Poetry Month, we've uncovered a video featuring The Avengers actor Tom Hiddleston reading William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18." Hiddleston delivered this performance for ... [GalleyCat]

4th Annual Shakespeare Sonnet Slam on Kickstarter - Posted April 2, 2014
Melinda Hall hopes to raise $1,600 for the 3rd Annual Shakespeare Sonnet Slam. This free event, cele... [GalleyCat]

David Tennant Reads 'Sonnet 126' by William Shakespeare - Posted April 1, 2014
Happy National Poetry Month! To kick off this month-long celebration, we've dug up a video featuring Dr. Who actor ... [GalleyCat]

Public Theater Announces 2014 Shakespeare in the Park Lineup - Posted February 26, 2014
The Public Theater has announced the lineup for the 2014 season of Shakespeare in the Park. From June 3rd to July 6th, Central Park visitors will enjoy Much Ado About Nothing starring Tony Award-nominated actress Lily Rabe as Beatrice. From July 22nd to August 17th, theater fans will watch King L... [GalleyCat]

Can William Shakespeare Help You Land a Date? - Posted February 13, 2014
Need help with landing a Valentine's Day date for tomorrow? The animated video embedded above features a two-minute TED-Ed lesson with dating tips courtesy of William Shakespeare. Language expert Anthony John Peters took on the role of educator. He "explains why Shakespeare's coy use of metaphor was so effective -- and may... [GalleyCat]

Ed Harris Stars in an Adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' - Posted December 3, 2013
Filmmaker Michael Almereyda has created a modern-day adaptation of the William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. Follow this link to access a free digital copy of this play. The cast includes Dakota Johnson as Imogen, Ethan Hawke as Iachimo, and Ed H... [AllTwitter]

Ed Harris Stars in an Adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline' - Posted December 3, 2013
Filmmaker Michael Almereyda has created a modern-day adaptation of the William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. Follow this link to access a free digital copy of this play. The cast includes Dakota Johnson as Imogen, Ethan Hawke as Iachimo, and Ed H... [GalleyCat]

Public Theater Enlists 200 New Yorkers in a Production of 'The Tempest' - Posted September 5, 2013
The Public Theater will put on an original musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, The Tempest from September 6th to 8th. Free tickets will be distributed on a daily basis at Central Park's Delacorte Thea... [GalleyCat]

Star Wars Saga Reimagined as William Shakespeare Play Complete with Elizabethan Iambic Pentameter - Posted July 3, 2013
The force is with this eBook: William Shakespeare Star Wars. Iambic Pentameter? Check. Elizabethan inspired drawings? Check. Kindle Version? Check. Unfortunately, this book does not double as a light saber, but I know where to get one. Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Free Shakespeare Plays for Philosophers & Psychoanalysts - Posted July 3, 2013
Looking for some holiday reading? Try the most psychoanalytic plays by William Shakespeare. In... [GalleyCat]

'William Shakespeare's Star Wars' Book Trailer Released - Posted July 1, 2013
Publisher Quirk Books has released a book trailer for William Shakespeare's Star Wars, mixing Shakespearian actors with the most famous science fiction story of all time. We've embedded the video above--what do you think? In the new book, Ian Doescher rewrote the movie in iambic pentamete... [GalleyCat]

Random House To Publish Novel Retellings of Shakespeare Plays - Posted June 27, 2013
Random House's Hogarth fiction imprint will publish prose versions of William Shakespeare's plays, commissioning bestselling novelists to write The Hogarth Shakespeare. The project will open with Anne Tyler rewri... [GalleyCat]

William Shakespeare's Star Wars Gets Unique App - Posted June 18, 2013
Publisher Quirk Books worked with the digital storytelling app Tapestry to create an interactive version of the publisher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars book. ... [GalleyCat]

How High School Reading Has Changed Since 1907 - Posted June 13, 2013
Renaissance Learning has released its fifth edition of the What Kids Are Reading report. Among the many topics covered in the free report, it compared high school... [GalleyCat]

Joss Whedon: 'What you cut out becomes part of the story you tell' - Posted May 29, 2013
Last night, filmmaker Joss Whedon appeared in New York City to promote his upcoming film, Much Ado About Nothing. He answered questions, showed the trailer, and shared a clip from the film. Whedon's interest in adapting William Shakespeare... [GalleyCat]

Most Searched Authors & Books on Google - Posted May 23, 2013
This month, William Shakespeare is the most searched for author on Google and The Bible is the most searched for book. Below, we've posted the top ten most searched for authors on Google. Google has started automatically updating monthly charts for the ... [GalleyCat]

Most Searched Authors & Books on Google - Posted May 23, 2013
This month, William Shakespeare is the most searched for author on Google and The Bible is the most searched for book. Below, we've posted the top ten most searched for authors on Google. Google has started automatically updating monthly charts for the ... [AllTwitter]

William Shakespeare's Birthday Flowchart - Posted April 23, 2013
Goodreads has created a massive William Shakespeare flowchart to celebrate the famous author's birthday today. We've embedded the complete chart below--visit AppNewser to ... [semanticweb.com]

30 Free Books by William Shakespeare - Posted April 23, 2013
Happy birthday, William Shakespeare! To celebrate, we've rounded up free copies of the 30 most popular works by the great author on Project Gutenberg. Follow the links below to download for your Kindle, iPad, Nook or other digital reading device. If you want all these... [Inside Mobile Apps]

William Shakespeare's Birthday Flowchart - Posted April 23, 2013
Goodreads has created a massive William Shakespeare flowchart to celebrate the famous author's birthday today. We've embedded the complete chart below--visit AppNewser to ... [GalleyCat]

Hailee Steinfeld Stars in a New 'Romeo & Juliet' Film Adaptation - Posted April 18, 2013
A new film adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, directed by filmmaker Carlo Carlei, will hit the UK on October 25, 2013. According to Indiewire, the movie currently does not have a US distributor. We... [GalleyCat]

Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam on Kickstarter - Posted April 17, 2013
Melinda Hall hopes to raise $1,500 for the 3rd Annual Shakespeare's Birthday Sonnet Slam. This event is scheduled to take place in New York City on April 23, 2013. Above... [GalleyCat]

154 Shakespeare Sonnets Adapted as Videos - Posted April 12, 2013
Over the next year, the New York Shakespeare Exchange will create 154 videos inspired by the sonnets of William Shakespeare. The group raised $49,255 on Kickstarter to fund the project. If you want to prepare for this momentous marathon, you can ... [GalleyCat]

Orlando Bloom To Play Romeo on Broadway - Posted April 2, 2013
Lord of the Rings actor Orlando Bloom (pictured, via) has ... [GalleyCat]

David Tennant Reads 'Sonnet 18' by William Shakespeare - Posted April 1, 2013
Happy National Poetry Month! To kick off this month-long celebration, we've dug up a video featuring actor David Tennant reciting William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18." Tennant recorded this read... [GalleyCat]

Collaborate with William Shakespeare & Emily Dickinson Online - Posted March 15, 2013
  In a special Google Docs demonstration online, you can collaborate on a story with Charles Dickens, Friedrich Nietzsche, William Sh... [GalleyCat]

Watch Joss Whedon Adapt William Shakespeare - Posted March 8, 2013
The Avengers director Joss Whedon adapted William Shakespeare's comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, as a modern-day retelling. The trailer is embedded above--what do you think? A limited release date has been set for June 07, 2013. The film has al... [GalleyCat]

Joshua Mehigan & Samuel Johnson Annotate on Rap Genius - Posted January 16, 2013
Award winning poet Joshua Mehigan recently annotated his poem "Joshua Mehigan - Sad Stories" on Rap Genius, illustrating how poets can use the new tool. Here is an excerpt from Mehigan's annotation: "this poem was written in 2006, while Michael Jackson was s... [GalleyCat]

Chooseable Path Shakespeare Project Draws $160K+ on Kickstarter - Posted November 28, 2012
Did you ever wish for a different ending in William Shakespeare's iconic play, Hamlet? Writer Ryan North has raised more than $160,000 on Kickstarter for a "chooseable-path" illustrated version of the famous play, ... [GalleyCat]

Free Books That Inspired Stephenie Meyer - Posted November 16, 2012
Breaking Dawn Part 2, the last installment of The Twilight Saga film franchise, has been released this week. We've collected links to five free digital books that inspired Stephenie Meyer... [GalleyCat]

Free Books That Inspired Barack Obama - Posted November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama has won the 2012 Presidential election. We've collected links to five free eBooks that inspired Obama during his road to the Presidency. In ... [GalleyCat]

5 Free Books That Inspired Barack Obama - Posted November 7, 2012
President Barack Obama has won the 2012 Presidential election. We've collected links to five free eBooks that inspired Obama during his road to the Presidency. In ... [semanticweb.com]

Oberon Books Publishes Toni Morrison and Rokia Traor 's Desdemona - Posted September 21, 2012
UK publisher Oberon Books has published Desdomona. This play, a re-imagining of William Shakespeare's Othello, features writing by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, lyrics by Malian musician Rokia Traor and a fore... [GalleyCat]

Filmmaker Joss Whedon Adapts Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare - Posted September 17, 2012
After the blockbuster success of The Avengers, Joss Whedon is now promoting his "micro-studio" film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The modern-day retelling of the Shakespearean com... [GalleyCat]

J.K. Rowling Reads 'Peter Pan' at the Olympics Opening Ceremony - Posted July 27, 2012
The "Isles of Wonder" opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics (directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle) made a nod to British literature. Actor Kenneth Branagh (who plays Pr... [GalleyCat]

Shakespearean Insults, Animated - Posted May 15, 2012
Have you ever used a Shakespearean insult? The TED-Ed animation video embedded above explores insults used in two popular Shakespeare plays, Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet. Teacher April Gudenrath designed the lesson and TEDtv executive ... [GalleyCat]

Ralph Fiennes Reads 'Sonnet 129' by William Shakespeare - Posted April 13, 2012
In honor of National Poetry Month, we've dug up a video featuring actor Ralph Fiennes reading William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 129." While many have come to know Fiennes for playing Harry Potter villain Lord Voldemort, he is also a respected stage ac... [semanticweb.com]

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Teaser Trailer Unveiled - Posted March 22, 2012
Summit Entertainment has released the first teaser trailer for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. We've embedded the trailer above--what do you think? The 15-second clip has drawn more than 116,800 "likes" on Facebook. The film comes out in November, and the full trailer will be available on the movie's... [GalleyCat]

Half Price Books Hosts Tournament of Villains - Posted March 15, 2012
Inspired by the NCAA basketball tournament, Half Price Books has launched a Tournament of Villains, pitting 64 evil characters against one another to figure out "who's the baddest one of all." The voting period for round one ends today at 2 p.m. CST. These antagonists c... [GalleyCat]

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Video Features Sneak Peek of Wedding Scene - Posted October 20, 2011
Summit Entertainment has released a sneak peek of Edward and Bella's wedding from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. In the video embedded above, the cast talked about... [GalleyCat]

John Green To Sign 150,000 Copies of New Book - Posted July 27, 2011
In the video embedded above, YA writer John Green revealed the title for his new book (The Fault in Our Stars) and promised to sign every single one of the 150,000 books in the first print run. Even though the manuscript is currently unfinished a... [GalleyCat]

Gallery of Elaborate Literary Tattoos - Posted May 20, 2011
Buzzfeed compiled a list of 20 bibliophile fans and their "20 Awesome Literary Tattoos." Th... [GalleyCat]

Sherman Alexie Writes 'The Facebook Sonnet' - Posted May 16, 2011
The New Yorker recently published "The Facebook Sonnet" by Sherman Alexie. The poem follows the AB-AB/CD-CD/EF-EF/GG ... [GalleyCat]

Alan Rickman Reads 'Sonnet 130' by William Shakespeare - Posted April 30, 2011
Happy National Poetry Month! To end the month, we've dug up a video featuring Alan Rickman and his recitation of William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130." While many have come to know Rickman for playing Harry Potter potions master Severus Snape... [GalleyCat]

Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet To Be Adapted - Posted March 9, 2011
A team of directors will adapt The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. Jose Tamez will serve as executive producer for... [GalleyCat]

James Lipton, William Shakespeare Figure Out Plural Form of 'Prius' - Posted February 10, 2011
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"Much Ado About Nothing" Is Free eBook Of The Day - Posted January 24, 2011
Today's Free eBook of the Day is Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare's classic comedy was just made available ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

From I Am Number Four to Gnomeo and Juliet : 5 Upcoming Literary Film Adaptations - Posted January 11, 2011
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5 Upcoming Literary Adaptations - Posted November 1, 2010
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The Hamlet Video Game That Time Forgot - Posted October 19, 2010
To play video games or not to play video games? In 1997, EMME Interactive SA released Hamlet: A Murder Mystery video game (box pictured, click to enlarge). ... [GalleyCat]

William Shakespeare, the founder of web 3.0 - Kingpin Webmaster News - Posted October 19, 2010
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International Protect a Poet Day - Posted April 23, 2009
The world lost six poetic souls on this date over the past few centuries, making April 23 a good day to protect (and appreciate) the poets you love. As the Guardian notes, two of England's greatest poets died today: ... [GalleyCat]

The Writing Is Off the Wall - Posted March 27, 2009
Anybody worried about the death of publishing should spend five minutes reading Contrariwise: Literary Tattoos website. As long as there are readers dedicated enough to inscribe books on their bodies, literature will never fade away. At Contrariwise, users send in photos of their literary tattoos, and readers vo... [GalleyCat]

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