William Shakespeare

Shakespeare First Folio discovered on island

A new William Shakespeare First Folio, part of the original collection of 36 plays published in 1623, has been discovered on a Scottish island, the University of Oxford said April 7.

Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Oxford University, authenticated the First Folio as genuine, making it one of the most valuable books in the world.

Istanbul theater revamps Shakespeare plays

British playwright William Shakespeare's works have undergone countless adaptations, from silent performances to dance acts, for hundreds of years. In Istanbul, a local theater adapts Shakespeare's plays by "freely translating" and modernizing them in order to render the plays engaging and relatable to a larger audience. 

Argyris Pantazaras gives Horn prize money to refugees and children

Actor Argyris Pantazaras received this year’s Dimitris Horn theater award in an event held on Monday at Dimitris Horn theater.

Pantazaras was awarded for his performance in “ΑΩ” monologue adapted and directed by him, William Shakespeare’s King Lear for playing the Fool, directed by Tomasz Pantour, and Euripides’ Rhesus, directed by Katerina Evangelatou.

Shakespeare inspires London designers

Designers showcased their latest creations Feb 21 at the London Fashion Week, where Alexander McQueen made a return after 14 years London's fashion designers on Feb. 21 drew inspiration ranging from nature to William Shakespeare, presenting oversized coats and embellished dresses while reassessing how to sell clothes faster to a new generation of online consumers. 

Hamlet adaptations at Ankara Film Festival

The 27th Ankara International Film Festival will bring film versions of William Shakespeare's classic tragedy "Hamlet" to the big screen.

In a section titled "There is Something Rotten in the World," Hamlet adaptations shot over the years in five different countries - Yugoslavia, Germany, Finland, France and Britain - will be screened at the festival. 

'Shakespeare lives'

This year's four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare is not just an opportunity to commemorate one of the greatest playwrights of all time. It is a moment to celebrate the extraordinary ongoing influence of a man who - to borrow from his own description of Julius Caesar -"doth bestride the narrow world like a Colossus."

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