Twenty-five of Uranus’ 27 moons are named for characters in Shakespeare’s plays. Why?
Shakespeare shouldn’t be lost on anyone, but how much should the text be changed?
What if Hamlet didn’t sound like a proper English bloke, but more like someone from the American South?
Kobe and Prospero, from "The Tempest," say goodbye to their powers in remarkably similar terms. Coincidence?
Back in the 17th century, there was a move to create rules for English, based on Latin. The man behind it, poet John Dryden, thought that Shakespeare and others had turned English into an unruly mess. Dryden failed to establish an English "academy" to impose rules. And that failure may have helped make English the worldwide language it is today.
Two rare-book dealers in New York claim to have found Shakespeare's personal copy of a popular 1580 dictionary.