To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the collaborative Living Shakespeare project presents essays on Shakespeare's works by prominent global figures, accompanied by short films featuring the writers co-produced by BBC World TV. [more inside]
@BardVs45 uses the 1990s era Shakespearean insult generator to respond to tweets from Trump. [more inside]
I wrote a story for The Message about what's claimed to be a previously undiscovered portrait of Shakespeare (spoiler alert: it isn't) and the obsession with filling the gaps in our knowledge about the Bard.
My narrative poem, Two Mistakes took second place prize in the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Competition. It is a reworking of Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors set in the early and mid-19th century in Kentucky (slave) and Indiana (free) states. The above link goes to blog post describing the work. The work itself can be found here. [more inside]
Using Python 2.7 and the Natural Language Toolkit, I created a program called Sonnetizer that generates 14-line rhyming sonnets in (mostly) iambic pentameter from any text corpus. Using Sonnetizer, I generated 10,000 unique sonnets from the sonnets of William Shakespeare, and compiled them into a PDF.
My NYC-based theatre company will be producing Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in April, and I've decided to post my notes about the process online. If you'd like to read from the beginning, start here. [more inside]
details a courtroom shoot-out I wrote about for Mojo in October 2003. It’s one of 17 old articles (all PDFs) which I’ve just posted on PlanetSlade.com. There you’ll find my pieces on Troma’s Best Trashy Videos (from Time Out), Quentin Crisp’s New York (The Independent) and Cerebus the Aardvark (The Idler). You’ll also discover how to Write a Cheque on a Cow (Inside Money), learn why you should Clean the Wallpaper with Stale Bread (Sunday Telegraph) and see how a trip to Colorado let me complete My Global Shakespeare Quest (Shakespeare Scene). Start with the menu.
Murder. Revenge. Suicide. Cannibalism. The new Tarantino movie? No, it's Shakespeare! A riotous romp through the canon that asks, "How many characters can you kill in one hour?" Coming soon to the Minnesota Fringe Festival! [more inside]