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By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport, Alison Thoet
Award-winning actor Christopher Plummer died Friday at his home in Connecticut at the age of 91. During his nearly 70-year career he became known for a wide variety of roles that won him an Oscar, two Emmys and a pair…
A remote area of the Pacific Northwest might not sound like a top theater destination. But as Jeffrey Brown reports, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has sparked a wave of creative and economic growth in rural Ashland. One of the country’s…
By Jeffrey Brown
At the Westside Theatre in New York City, audiences are watching "Othello: the Remix," a retelling of William Shakespeare's classic play that transforms the protagonist into a rising hip-hop star. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano sits down with the Q Brothers,…
By Zachary Green, Ivette Feliciano
Four hundred years after his death, which occurred on this day in 1616, fans of William Shakespeare are finding myriad ways to be or not to be celebrating his life.
By Kamala Kelkar
By Corinne Segal
Martin Grandjean's data visualizations look at the relationships between characters in Shakespearean tragedies.
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, we celebrate the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth – and death – with some of the Bard’s sonnets, transformed into short films by the New York Shakespeare Exchange.
How common are geniuses? An exhibit on display at the Morgan Library in New York City features dozens of priceless manuscripts and artifacts -- all reflecting the idea of genius throughout world history. But experts say society may be returning…
By Justin Scuiletti
Today’s the day of poet Shakespeare’s birth Four hundred fifty years would be his age. With celebrations all around the Earth It is a fact that “all the world’s a stage” In honor of Shakespeare's 450th birthday, enjoy these facts…
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