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William Shakespeare

  1. First Clips Of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in Macbeth

    No, I'm NOT calling it "The Scottish Film."

    OMG, Shakespeare nerds - get excited! Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender as the titular king and Marion Cotillard as his power-hungry queen premiered at Cannes, and now they've released two teensy clips to whet our appetites for more medieval Scottish scheming.

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  2. The Mary Sue Interview: Katie Chironis and Connor Fallon on Elsinore

    Shakespeare meets Majora's Mask/Groundhog Day? Take all my money, please.

    At GDC back in March, The Mary Sue had a chance encounter with Elsinore's Connor Fallon and Val Reznitskaya at one of the myriad impromptu game lounges set up in San Francisco's Moscone Center. We recently had a chance to chat with Fallon and Elsinore's team lead and writer, Katie Chironis about their now fully funded Kickstarter campaign for Elsinore.

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  3. Sony Working on “300-Style Romeo and Juliet,” A PLAGUE ON EVERYONE’S HOUSES

    This! Is! VERONA!

    Sure, the beauty of Shakespeare's body of work is its universality and the fact that the text can hold up under even the most conceptually adventurous adaptations, but must we keep describing projects as "Smurfs-like" or "300-esque" when those particular filmic influences sound ridiculous in context?

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  4. Jared Leto Teases His Take on the Joker in the Suicide Squad Movie

    Why so mysterious?

    Anyone who thinks the next film incarnation of the Joker will be a disaster, take heart: Jared Leto's right there with you. Kind of.

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  5. 10 Female-Directed Movies to Look Forward to in 2015

    Feat. Channing Tatum with elf ears

    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens isn't the only movie coming out in 2015. (Though it might as well be, in my heart of hearts. Moses is going to a galaxy far far away! *sob*) These 10 offerings from female directors are hitting theaters as well, and you should keep 'em on your radar. There will be a quiz later.

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  6. Stream Yourself Some Culture: Globe Theater Offers New On-Demand Player for Shakespeare Productions

    Yes that is Arthur Darvill. You're welcome.

    Back in the day, if you wanted to watch a Shakespeare play—or any work of Elizabethan-era theater, really—you had to schlep yourself over to a disgusting outdoor theater and, unless you could afford the exorbitant costs for seats. stand with a bunch of other plebes in a tightly packed standing-room-only gravel pit. But we live in the future now, where we can stream those plays directly into our eyeballs via magic screens! Isn't life amazing?

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  7. The CW Has Ordered A Witchy Pilot Called Shakespeare’s Sisters And It Might Be Awesome?

    With bonus Charles Darwin! What?

    The CW is developing a new show called Shakespeare's Sisters, about twenty-something-year-old witches during the Renaissance who, I guess, hang out with Shakespeare.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Adventure Time Dog Toys for the Discerning Canine

    "Oh my Glob, get me out of your mouth!"

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  9. Benedict Cumberbatch Looks Like He’s About to Leap Out Of My Computer Screen and Kill Me

    Turn that frown upside down, Richard III!

    Benny, I... I didn't mean it when I said you're being cast in so many things and talked about so much that I'm maybe getting a little fatigued of your presence. I swear. And I've never used the Benedict Cumberbatch Name Generator; I don't even know what that is! Stop looking at me like that.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: The Best Magneto Cosplay Ever



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  11. ‘Tis a Trap! The Trailer for The Jedi Doth Return Is Here!

    Verily... there is another.

    We love Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars series from Quirk Books because of course we do. We love Shakespeare, Star Wars, and Quirk Books. Check out the trailer for the third installment in the series The Jedi Doth Return featuring the 100% real William Shakespeare.

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  12. It’s Episode 35 of The Geekosystem Podcast “Hi, New Friends!”

    Get to know your new Geekosystem pals by listening to our podcast.

    It's our first episode of The Geekosystem Podcast since the big merger that brought us to The Mary Sue. If you're already a listener, it's the same team and format as before. New to the podcast? Expect the four full-time former Geekosystem editors (and occasionally Sam) to talk about current geek news, Editors' Picks, and friendship.

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  13. The Actual Odds of 100 Monkeys With Typewriters Randomly Outputting Hamlet: A Descent Into Madness

    Let's just say don't hold your breath for Monkey Hamlet.

    As the saying goes, "If you put 100 monkeys with typewriters in a room long enough, eventually you'll get Hamlet." But will you though? What are the actual odds of a monkey randomly replicating Hamlet. Let's use reason and my C+ in college statistics to figure this out.

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  14. 25 (Ill-Advised) Ways to Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday From the Bard Himself

    Or you could just stab yourself. A lot of Shakespeare's plays end that way.

    When someone's having a birthday, they should be the one to decide how to celebrate the occasion. Unfortunately, William Shakespeare can not tell us where he'd like to go bar-hopping or what flavor his cake should be, because he's been dead for 398 years. But don't worry! He's left some careful instructions for us, if you know where to look.

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  15. I Don’t Know Why LEGO William Shatner Is Time Traveling To William Shakespeare & I Don’t Care.

    And I'll Form the Head!

    Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I've found you! (via io9) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  16. Scam Victim Gets Revenge By Texting Shakespeare’s Complete Works

    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day, prick?

    A UK man who tried to buy a PlayStation 3 online and was instead scammed out of $133 is wreaking revenge by using his iPhone to systemically text the fraudulent seller The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare. Somewhere in heaven, Steve Jobs and The Bard are staring at each other and smiling.

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  17. You’re Reading Romeo & Juliet Wrong. You’re Supposed to Hate Romeo

    And not just the Leonardo DiCaprio Romeo, either.

    Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet is a classic love story, but it's one that may be misunderstood. It's not the story of a young couple rebelling against their parents. It's the story of Juliet falling victim to Romeo. It's a tragedy because of what happens to Juliet, not because their relationship doesn't work out. You should hate Romeo.

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  18. Things We Saw Today: A Hoth Dog Bed For Cool Canines

    Things We Saw Today

    Chilling in this dog bed by Tom Spina is the famous (well, Internet famous) Chubbs the Wampug. Note the little Luke hanging from the top, please. (Neatorama)

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  19. Exclusive: Quirk Books To Release Sequels to New York Times Best Seller William Shakespeare’s Star Wars

    The Jedi doth return too much, methinks.

    William Shakespeare's Star Wars takes the classic, epic tale of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and imagines it as a Shakespeare play, and we're happy to announce there will be two more books! Empire and Jedi are about to get the Shakespeare treatment from Quirk Books and Ian Doescher. Twice more unto the breach, dear geeks!

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  20. Watch Tom Hiddleston Read a Sonnet, Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day [VIDEO]

    Hey! Listen!

    That would be the generic thee instead of the specific thee, but sometimes you have to take what you can get, y'know? (by The Love Book App, via Jezebel) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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