The Worst Required Reading

Column by Peter Derk September 19, 2017
It's back to school time, which means it's required reading time. Bring the pain.

The Book as the Most Powerful Object of Our Time

Column by Bart Bishop
On Keith Houston's 'The Book' and why having a physical copy of a book is still important.

Why A Little Writing Jealousy Is Healthy

Column by Leah Dearborn
Every writer has felt it—that twinge of jealousy when you read a sentence so perfect, it makes you angry that you didn't think of it first.

All's Well That Ends Well: On Marriage And Closure

Column by Leah Dearborn May 19, 2016
Will Shakespeare and Jane Austen certainly had no qualms about ending a story at the alter. But marriage has changed over the centuries, and even since the rom-coms of the '90s.

A Rose By Any Other Name: 5 Episodes of Literary Mistaken Identity

Column by Leah Dearborn
Sometimes authors willingly direct readers away from their true identities. Occasionally, however, issues of authorship and identity are more complex or decidedly less purposeful.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Commissions Translations of Shakespeare's Plays

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Commissions 'Reimagined' Translations of Shakespeare's Plays

News by Emily Rose Lathrop
"Words, words, words":The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has commissioned modern English translations of all of Shakespeare's plays.
DIY Shakespearean Star Wars Sonnet Widget Released by Quirk Books

DIY Shakespearean Star Wars Sonnet Widget Released by Quirk Books

News by Raine Winters
This is everything the world was missing.
App Brings Shakespeare to the Masses

RE: Shakespeare App Brings Shakespeare to the Masses

News by Raine Winters September 4, 2015
Much ado about an app!

8 Undateable Male Characters

Column by Christine J. Schmidt
I'll read about them, but I won't take them up on dinner.
Exhibiting Shakespeare: First Folio Exhibition Sites Announced

Exhibiting Shakespeare: First Folio Exhibition Sites Announced

News by Emily Rose Lathrop
The Folger Library has announced the sites chosen to house their 2016 exhibition of Shakespeare's First Folio.

The Two Hours' Traffic of Our Stage: 9 Films You May Not Know are Shakespeare Adaptations

Column by Emily Rose Lathrop
Nine films you may or may not know are based off of Shakespeare plays.

Footnotes: 'King Lear' and 9 More Books Masquerading in Other Genres

Column by Ryan Peverly
Browse a bookshelf and chances are you'll find several titles that aren't exactly as they appear — books in costume, masquerading in one genre when they're really something else entirely.
An Interview with Christopher Moore

My Cats Never Learned to Read: An Interview with Christopher Moore

Interview by Max Booth III July 2, 2014
Christopher Moore stops by and talks writing, marketing, and the importance of research.

LURID: Bardic Birthday Bloodfeast

Column by Karina Wilson
Happy 450th birthday, William Shakespeare! Lurid takes a look at the Bard's hard-on for violence and gore, which has been delighting bloodthirsty playgoers for centuries.
Shakespeare's Dictionary Uncovered

Love's Labour's Found: Shakespeare's Dictionary Uncovered?

News by Peter Derk
Two New York booksellers believe they have found Shakespeare's dictionary.

The Best and Worst Love Stories of All Time

Column by Robbie Blair February 14, 2014
What well-crafted love stories manage to pull us in — without idolizing toxic relationship models? Here are some of the best and worst love stories of all time.
Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson Join Shakespeare Project

Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson Join Shakespeare Project

News by Dean Fetzer September 10, 2013
Following the announcement in June, two more authors sign on to modernize Shakespeare's plays.
Modernize Shakespeare's Plays

Random House Imprint to Modernize Shakespeare's Plays

News by Christopher Shultz June 28, 2013
If you love the Bard's stories but can't keep up with his writing, the good people at Hogarth have you covered.

5 Dramatists as Novelists: The Joy of Reading Plays

Column by Christopher Shultz May 14, 2013
People go to the physical theatre all the time, but how often do you indulge the theatre in your mind? Here are some playwrights that blur the boundaries between drama and literature.

Nothing New Under The Sun: The Origins of 5 Common Literary Allusions

Column by Taylor Houston March 27, 2013
Do you ever feel like you are reading the same things over and over again? Well, you are. Here are five familiar literary allusions explained.
Collaborate w/ Shakespeare & Emily Dickinson Online

Now You Can Collaborate With Poe, Dickens, Nietzsche, Shakespeare…

News by Dean Fetzer
Google has put a special demo together for its Google Docs application, allowing you to collaborate with (dead) famous authors, poets and playwrights.

The Fantasy Novel Back To School List

Column by Rajan Khanna September 12, 2012
A look at classic fantasy works and some modern counterparts that deal with similar themes.
Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre

Archaeologists Unearth Shakespeare's Pre-Globe Theatre

News by Kimberly Turner
Archaeologists have unearthed the well-preserved remains of the Curtain Theatre, where Shakespeare's company debuted works such as 'Henry V' and 'Romeo and Juliet' before moving to The Globe.
Thomas Middleton Shakespeare's Collaborator

Thomas Middleton Named as Shakespeare's Collaborator

News by John Jarzemsky
Scholars have long suspected that some of Shakespeare's plays were co-written by other authors. Researchers at Oxford have named Thomas Middleton as a collaborator on "All's Well that Ends Well".

World Book and Copyright Day –The Best Holiday You Never Heard Of

Column by Taylor Houston April 23, 2012
Books are the best! So let's celebrate them today--a day marked by literary history!