In 1930, Curwen Press published an edition of William Shakespeare's King Lear with illustrations by artist John Yunge-Bateman. Yunge-Bateman's black-and-white interpretation of the play is quite striking — and oddly heavy on the thong underwear.
Does menstrual blood really attract bears? Why does blood look blue in your veins? And why were the first blood transfusions performed with animals? Here are 15 facts, historical and biological, you probably didn't know about blood.
Get ready for a sexy, magical Shakespeare show. Because this is the world that we have made, and now we're being forced to live in it.
My god, Titus Andronicus. Points for volume and creativity.
If you're like most people, then your favorite character in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet isn't either of the two eponymous lovers — rather, it's Benvolio. Or maybe Mercutio. In any case, Rachel Caine is retelling the play from Benvolio's perspective, with magic — and here's an exclusive book trailer.
Sorry, Black Widow, but our favorite avenging female super-spy will always be Emma Peel of the classic British spy-fi show The Avengers, which you can pick up for a steal tomorrow — plus American Horror Story goes crazy, Chucky returns and Captain Mal is an ass, all in this week’s DVD releases!
Do you have a child you'd like to get interested in Shakespeare? Are you worried that the Bard's prose might be too indecipherable, or the plays too violent, or simply not interesting enough for today's kids with their iPads and Twitters and Biebers and Pokémons? Well, today is your lucky day, because the Robot…
Battleship is fun, if fluffy entertainment, and it's hardly the works of Shakespeare. But what if a scene from Battleship was, in fact, penned by the Bard?
Since March, Punchdrunk theater company's immersive Shakespeare adaptation Sleep No More has converted an entire Manhattan loft building into a 100-room abandoned hotel from the 1940s.
Nathan Fillion just tweeted a link to MuchAdotheMovie.com, which announces the conclusion of principal photography on Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, an adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Is this a prank? A short film? Or did Whedon really find time to film another movie in the midst of working on The Avengers?…
Nothing could be better than a reboot of Terminator 2, written in the Elizabethan English that Shakespeare spoke. You know you want to see it. This summer, with your help, a theater company will stage Terminator the Second.
Here's an exclusive preview of the tenth issue of IDW Publishing's fantasy series Kill Shakespeare, which hits stands Wednesday, April 20. In this preview, an enchanted dagger wreaks havoc on the book's bardly denizens.
2010 was a great year for CG animated movies from the "other" studios: How To Train Your Dragon and MegaMind both rocked. But can Gnomeo & Juliet finally equal Pixar with its strange/cute retelling of Romeo and Juliet?
Here's an exclusive first look at the latest issue of IDW's Kill Shakespeare, a fantasy miniseries about the Bard's creations taking arms against him. In this preview, things become extremely real between Othello and that meddling Iago.
In this exclusive clip from Julie Taymor's The Tempest, Prince Ferdinand falls in love-at-first-glance with Prospera (Helen Mirren)'s daughter Miranda. Nobody writes young lovers like Shakespeare, especially when his prose is brought to life by these flaxen-haired beauties.
We love it when Hollywood remakes a Shakespeare classic — sans teeny-bopper trappings. We're especially tickled by The Tempest's decision to gender-swap the magical "Prospera," so Helen Mirren could be cast. Check out a collection of new Tempest stills.