Library Discovers Shakespeare First Folio

A Shakespeare First Folio was recently discovered at a small public library in St. Omer, France. With only 233 of them known to have survived, First Folios are among some of the rarest books in the world, and since each one is slightly different, their minute incongruities offer a valuable glimpse into the playwright’s mind. Keep an eye out for the newly discovered tome to …

Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Bloody Beginning

An immersive theater experience transports the audience back to the Prohibition era, interpreting a murder mystery from a new angle each week

On 14 March 1935 in the Bronx, New York, a man named Frank Spano was shot to death in front of his 12-year-old son Dominick. John Guerrieri, the man who held the gun, was their neighbor and father to Dominick’s friend—and would later get off scot-free with no jail time. Nearly eight decades later, Spano’s granddaughter and artist Cynthia Von Buhler, has tried to solve …

Midsummer Night’s Dreaming

The Royal Shakespeare Company and Google Creative Lab recompose the celebrated play in an experimental online stage

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), in a bid to explore how the Bard of Avon can take center-stage in today’s digitally interactive world, has collaborated with Google Creative Lab to produce a three-day, real-time performance of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. The event is situated in the real world in the RSC’s home of Stratford-upon-Avon and also online at Dream 40. Many know and …