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CATEGORY: William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar’s Forgotten Assassin
March 15, 2018

William Shakespeare might have given Marcus Junius Brutus all the credit, but Caesar's true betrayer was a much closer friend. Read More

Is This Notebook the Work of Shakespeare’s First Theater Critic?
April 3, 2017

A matchbox-sized, 17th century notebook thought to contain contemporary notes and comments from the world’s first Shakespearean scholar has been discovered. Read More

Beware the Ides of March. But Why?
March 13, 2017

It's unlikely even Shakespeare could have predicted how his famous phrase would have evolved. Read More

The Gruesome Blood Sports of Shakespearean England
January 30, 2017

Bear-baiting, dog fights and gladiatorial combat involving chimps were just a few of the grisly animal blood sports that were once a hot ticket in 16th and 17th century England. Read More

10 Ways Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk
April 22, 2016

Explore 10 words and phrases that the world-famous playwright contributed to the popular lexicon. Read More

One of Shakespeare’s Rare First Folios Discovered in French Library
December 1, 2014

Librarians in the town of St.-Omer, France, recently discovered a first folio of William Shakespeare’s plays, which are among the rarest books in the world. Read More