Husbands against wives. Children lost and found. Living statues and random bear attacks. The Winter’s Tale can be a confounding fairytale, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back with our handy guide. Unreal In Jacobean slang, to call something a “winter’s tale” meant that it was something fanciful and or out of this world. […]
Do you know when Juliet’s birthday is? How about the name of Mercutio’s brother? Oh, and shhh, but we’ve got a secret about that famous balcony. Nerd out with our handy guide to Romeo and Juliet.
A Freshman Effort? George Bernard Shaw had been writing criticism for years, but had only started trying his hand at playwriting a year before he wrote Mrs. Warren’s Profession. It was his third play. He wrote to actress Ellen Terry, “It’s my best play; but it makes my blood run cold: I can hardly bear […]
Our handy guide for getting up to speed on Titus Andronicus before seeing the show.
Ethel Merman as Mother Courage? She travels how many miles in the play? There’s music in this show? Get up to speed on Mother Courage and Her Children with our handy guide.
What play inspired Shakespeare to write The Comedy of Errors? Why is time so important in the play? We’ve got answers and more in our handy guide to The Comedy of Errors.
Is “Henry IV part 1” really a re-telling of English history? What character got Shakespeare into some hot water with the royals? Find out these answers and more in our At A Glance guide to “Henry IV part 1.”
What Shakespeare play has the most songs in it? Does Rosalind really have the most lines of any female character? Just how many marriages are there in this play? Find out these answers and more in our At A Glance guide to “As You Like It”
What’s the connection between Othello and Measure for Measure…besides the author? Ever use the phrase green-eyed monster and know where it originated? We’ve got answers and more in our handy guide to Othello. The Giraldi Connection Like many of his plays, Othello wasn’t entirely created from Shakespeare’s imagination. He borrowed heavily from an Italian novella called […]
Impress your friends! Wow your neighbors! Show off your smarts! Here is a handy guide for getting up to speed on Tartuffe. Um…how do you say that? The first step in sounding like you know what you’re talking about is to say the title of the play correctly. Pronunciation: Tar-tuf Listen Um…what’s it mean? The […]