Did Shakespeare Actually Write His Plays?

pictured: William Shakespeare. Or Christopher Marlowe. Do you hate Shakespeare? If you do, you’re not alone. In recent years, some education reformers have railed against William Shakespeare, whose work is a staple of primary and secondary education. Shakespeare studies, which enjoy a significant amount of attention in both theatre and English circles, have often been […]

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After #MeToo, How Do Broadway and Hollywood Move Forward?

Kevin Spacey, in a now-deleted scene from All the Money in the World (image credit: Variety) The #MeToo phenomenon has resulted in an outpouring of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations throughout the entertainment industry. Besides exposing the “open secret” of sexual abuse in Hollywood, it has necessarily crossed over into Broadway and off-Broadway. Sexual predators continue […]

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LIVE NUDE (rapists) in the New “Clockwork Orange”

image credit: To Do List It’s apparently a great time to make stage adaptations of dystopian novels. In my last post, I mentioned the Broadway adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, currently running at the Hudson Theatre. This week, another famous dystopian novel hit the stage: the off-Broadway production of A Clockwork Orange officially opened at New […]

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It’s OK to Be Disappointed By Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble”

Kendrick hearing about the backlash to “Humble.” The rap world is currently eagerly enjoying Kendrick Lamar’s new album DAMN., which the self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” dropped last week. However, the album’s hit single, the innocuously titled “Humble,” has the oft-praised rapper in trouble. via GIPHY “Humble,” like most things Kendrick Lamar does, has been acclaimed across the Internet for […]

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