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Order It: "Sermons in stones" from As You Like It
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Order It: "Sermons in stones" from As You Like It

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Shakespeare’s phrase “sermons in stones” is from a speech in As You Like It. Take this quiz to see if you can correctly order the lines.

A Touch of Shakespeare in New Folger Spaces
Aluminum figure of Puck on a fountain at the Folger Shakespeare Library
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A Touch of Shakespeare in New Folger Spaces

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Explore the new landscape and public spaces of the Folger Shakespeare Library to find touches of Shakespeare and the early modern age in which he lived.

“All I Want For Crispin’s:” Mya Gosling’s Shakespearean Holiday Songbook
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“All I Want For Crispin’s:” Mya Gosling’s Shakespearean Holiday Songbook

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Austin Tichenor
Combating Shakespearean shrinkage
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Combating Shakespearean shrinkage

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Austin Tichenor
“I Want It That Way”: Rosaline & Juliet
Cast in & Juliet
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“I Want It That Way”: Rosaline & Juliet

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Austin Tichenor

“In both ‘Rosaline,’ a charming teen romcom streaming on Hulu, and ‘& Juliet,’ a splashy new musical making its Broadway debut this week, Shakespeare’s tragedy becomes a surprising springboard for music, comedy, and investigations into narrative ownership,” writes Austin Tichenor.

“Worthy service": The Tempest-uousness of The White Lotus
Natasha Rothwell and Murray Bartlett in The White Lotus
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“Worthy service": The Tempest-uousness of The White Lotus

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Austin Tichenor

HBO’s Emmy-winning “The White Lotus” transforms Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” into a darkly funny satire of the hospitality industry, writes Austin Tichenor.

Adapting Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra' for opera
Amina Edris as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra
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Adapting Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra' for opera

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Lucia Scheckner

Get an insider’s look at adapting a Shakespeare play for opera with this blog post by the dramaturg and libretto consultant for the new John Adams opera of “Antony and Cleopatra.”

“I do fear thy nature”: Kim Wexler and echoes of 'Macbeth' in 'Better Call Saul'
A man and woman sitting on a bed apart from each other in Better Call Saul
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“I do fear thy nature”: Kim Wexler and echoes of 'Macbeth' in 'Better Call Saul'

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Austin Tichenor

Austin Tichenor draws comparisons between Kim Wexler and Lady Macbeth, unpacking Shakespearean themes in the “Better Call Saul” series.

Sometimes the old tropes are the best tropes: Shakespeare and Our Flag Means Death
Two pirates on board a ship in Our Flag Means Death
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Sometimes the old tropes are the best tropes: Shakespeare and Our Flag Means Death

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Melissa Rohrer

Melissa Rohrer explores how “Our Flag Means Death,” a show inspired by the true story of the early 18th-century “Gentleman Pirate” Stede Bonnet, draws on character types and narratives that Shakespeare used frequently across many of his plays, while breathing…

Bothered by madness: 'Hamlet' and 'The Northman'
Alexander Skarsgård in The Northman
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Bothered by madness: 'Hamlet' and 'The Northman'

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Austin Tichenor

Robert Eggers’s “The Northman” is not an adaptation of “Hamlet,” but a film in conversation with Shakespeare’s play, Austin Tichenor writes.

Something is rotten in the state of Gotham: Shakespeare and The Batman
Batman
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Something is rotten in the state of Gotham: Shakespeare and The Batman

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Austin Tichenor

Austin Tichenor draws connections between Hamlet and Batman, noting the range of interpretations.

John, Paul, Pyramus, and Thisbe: The Beatles performing Shakespeare
The Beatles performing Pyramus and Thisbe
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John, Paul, Pyramus, and Thisbe: The Beatles performing Shakespeare

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Daniel Blank

Did you know that the Beatles once performed the “Pyramus and Thisbe” scene from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”? Although they mainly stick to Shakespeare’s script, the moments when they play with the text stand out.

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