Celebrating Shakespeare: As You Like It by William Shakespeare

I get it.  As You Like It is not considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies.  It certainly doesn’t have strong leads who can dash off continuous lines of sparkling repartee like Much Ado About Nothing.  It doesn’t have the fantastic fantasy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  It doesn’t have the slapstick potential of The Comedy [….]

Celebrating Shakespeare: A Review of ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare

Hamlet, as a work of literature, is a stunning enigma.  One of the most readable of William Shakespeare’s plays, it is also the one which perhaps demands the most talented of actors to bring it to life.  While it may feel straightforward, it is just as complicated and convoluted as any of the Bard’s other [….]

Celebrating Shakespeare: Who Wrote Shakespeare’s Plays, Anyway?

It’s April and for those of us at LitStack who happen to love Shakespeare, that means a month of honoring his legacy. We kick off the month leading to what would have been his 454th birthday, by presenting to you (again) Sharon’s post on the much-debated theory of Shakespeare’s authorship. Enjoy!! Anyone who has delved [….]

Celebrating Shakespeare: A Review of The Taming of the Shrew

“And where two raging fires meet together They do consume the thing that feeds their fury.”  Few lines capture the essence of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew better than these words. Spoken by the brash Petruchio, they reveal his confidence in his ability to transform the sharp-tongued Katherina Minola into his agreeable, compliant wife. [….]

Contemporary Novels Inspired by Shakespeare

It’s April, the month where the literary minded generally celebrate the birth and life of William Shakespeare. This month marks what would have been Shakespeare’s nearly 450th birthday. This month, in lieu of a Featured Author, we will be celebrating Shakespeare’s life and works, in an effort to “reintroduce” our readers to the Bard and [….]