Kylo Ren’s design owes an obvious debt to the aesthetics of Darth Vader. But that’s not the only piece of film history that influenced his look and feel.
Listen, I give all the props in the world to genre fiction for its persistent casting of stage actors in its projects. That said, we need to have a talk about how, having catapulted to fame through one such franchise, everyone feels the need to go do Hamlet. Stop doing Hamlet.
In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the character Bottom is given the head of an ass. Of course, that’s traditionally a pun and he’s usually shown with a donkey’s head. Not in this version. Nope. Fran Kranz’s Bottom has a actual ass for a face.
When something is well-written, it’s not uncommon to hear someone refer to it as “Shakespeare.” For example, hypothetically, someone might say, “The script for Ghostbusters was so good, it’s like Shakespeare.” But what if Ghostbusters actually was written by Shakespeare?
BB-8 is already one of the cutest parts of the new Star Wars franchise, but give him a floppy hat and flowing cape and I’m over the freaking forest moon of Endor.
Coming to TNT this year is Will, a show about the misadventures of a young, sexy William Shakespeare. The new promo released last night is all sex and violence and way less historical accuracy. Shocking, I know.
Stephen Bannon, the future Chief Strategist for the next President of the United States, once wrote a film script where Shakespearean characters fuck in outer space.
It’s really happening. Pun-tastically titled Lifetime series A Midsummer’s Nightmare, made by the same studio that produces the network’s hit UnReal, has just gotten a pilot order. It’ll be an hourlong thriller based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but—of course—with a contemporary spin.
This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. And to celebrate, some people have decided to kill him all over again. Here’s a guide to all the biggest Shakespeare-based projects in the works that seem specifically designed to frustrate practicers of Bardolatry everywhere.
It’s called A Midsummer’s Nightmare and I think we can all agree that TV was a noble experiment, but it’s over now.
This year marks 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare, and to commemorate the bard, acclaimed authors are taking some of the most popular plays and retelling them with weird and wonderful twists. Margaret Atwood has revealed her own entry in the project: a novel that turns the fantastical world of The…
Headlines that Shakespeare used cannabis for inspiration are making waves on the web, based on a new report by an anthropologist who claims the famous English Bard makes reference to “the noted weed” and “compounds strange” in his writing.
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!