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William Shakespeare

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Things We Saw Today: The Best Magneto Cosplay Ever

    Perfection.

    The spoon. THE SPOOOOOOOOOON.

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  9. ‘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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  10. 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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