"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." -- Sonnet XCVIII
References to April -- arguably the most literary month, if not the cruelest -- abound in the works of Shakespeare. No one's completely sure about the exact date of his birth, but records indicate he was baptized on April 26, 1564; ... More >>
There aren't many actors around who can claim to have met Laurence Olivier, David Frost and Noel Coward -- however briefly -- or who still refer to Macbeth as Mackers, to ward off the curse associated with the play.
But then, there aren't many who bring to the stage the wealth of experience that J ... More >>
Whether they want to wow women with their poetic prowess, find the perfect insult to highlight their intelligence or tame an unruly "shrew," people have long been adapting Shakespeare's stories to their own lives. And, of course, savvy marketers have been retooling the playwright's classic plots to ... More >>