Here’s how to pepper your next argument with Shakespearean insults.
Officially titled 'Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies,' the more than 900-page tome collected together 36 of the Renaissance writer’s plays for the first time.
Not all of Shakespeare’s snappiest phrases and expressions caught on.
A number of valuable, important, or rare manuscripts have been swiped from authors or the individuals or institutions tasked with taking care of them. Here’s a sampling of them.
Plenty of poems are love poems. Why aren’t all of them considered sonnets? In short, rhyme scheme, length, and structure.
Thomas Nelson’s limited 'fall' editions of 'Dracula,' 'Sense and Sensibility,' 'Anne of Green Gables,' and 'Shakespeare in Autumn' are now on sale on Amazon.
Even devout bibliophiles might believe some of these misconceptions about Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, and William Shakespeare.
From socks and puzzles to card games and insult posters, fans of William Shakespeare will love these novelty items on Amazon.
We have compiled 11 book-themed face masks showing off banned books, library cards, and famous characters like Mr. Darcy.
The definition of ‘eponymous’ has changed over time, and ‘titular’ has more than one. Here’s how to use each word correctly.
If you're looking for something to do at home, tune into Patrick Stewart's Instagram every day to hear him read a different sonnet by Shakespeare.
It's not a myth: William Shakespeare really did write 'King Lear' during the plague. From Edvard Munch to Isaac Newton, here are a few more people who made the most of being isolated.
If you're struggling to put your frustrations into words, perhaps insults coined by William Shakespeare can help.
The superstition that saying “Macbeth” will bring bad luck has been around as long as Shakespeare’s play has.
Coin your own love quotes this Valentine’s Day with ‘dulcinea,’ ‘jam tart,’ and other romantic words from the past.
If you win, you’ll get a Michelin-star meal, a personal butler, and the chance to reenact the famous 'Romeo and Juliet' scene from Juliet’s balcony.
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson chipped off a piece of wood from Shakespeare's chair in the 18th century—but only because everyone else was doing it.
The Bard is widely regarded as the greatest playwright in the history of the English language, but what if he had a little help?
From the clock in ‘Julius Caesar’ to Machiavelli in ‘Henry VI,’ the Bard made a few (possibly intentional) mistakes.
Casting doubt over the historical record wasn't invented with the internet. Conspiracy theories have been around for centuries.
William Shakespeare had an enormous influence on "Paradise Lost" poet John Milton, and new evidence suggests that super fan Milton—who even wrote a poem called "On Shakespeare"—might have owned his idol's first folio.
Shakespeare supposedly wrote his play about star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, between 1591 and 1595. So how did the balcony become integrated into one of the greatest literary tragedies of all time?