“These Paper Bullets! A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing,” written by Rolin Jones, directed by Jackson Gay, and with music by Billie Joe Armstrong, combines two of Britain’s most revered entertainers: Shakespeare and the Beatles.
Readers wrote in to quibble with or praise our stories about Chautauqua’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ nudity onstage, and recipes from our 2010 “Food Issue.”
An acclaimed performer shares his insights on five iconic leading roles.
Enthusiasm for the ‘miraculous language’ of the Bard shows no signs of abating—nor do arguments about his legacy and contemporary relevance.
A grueling photo shoot puts actors’ training to the test.
Graphic versions of the Bard are proliferating like never before.
After 400-plus years, the approximate, half-understanding fog through which we hear much of the Bard’s language won’t do anymore.