A Piece of Shakespearean History: The First Folio Visits Seattle

Seattle Shakespeare fans got to celebrate in the run-up to the Bard’s birthday (or deathday, if you’re the glass-half-empty sort) with the arrival of the First Folio at the Central Library. An impressive gilt-edged tome of nine hundred pages, the first compilation of Shakespeare’s plays was opened to Hamlet’s “to be or not to be”…

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Not Just About Two Kids in Love: Top R&J Q&A

April is a fabulous month for all sorts of reasons: the sun is brighter, the temperature is higher, the flowers are blooming… And this month has a lot to do with Shakespeare. If you haven’t already noticed, we at the ‘Notes are big fans of the Bard, and April gives us even more excuses to…

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Shakespeare Lives! Making the Bard Relevant to Your Millennial Students

In “Home-Thoughts, from Abroad,” Victorian poet Robert Browning declares wistfully, “Oh, to be in England / Now that April’s there . . .” Well, it’s April again, and this month would be an especially great time to be in England since it’s the four-hundred-year anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death on April 23, 1616. It’s also the…

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How Is Shakespeare Still Relevant 400 Years After His Death? Tell Us…And Win $400!

Without William Shakespeare, it is likely that eNotes.com would not exist—and what a sad world that would be! We started out ten years ago as purely a Shakespeare site, and over the years have added thousands of other authors, tens of thousands of book summaries and analyses, and new services like our rapidly-growing Homework Help.

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Salvador Dalí Draws Shakespeare and His Works [Part 1]

At the intersection of English Renaissance playwriting  and surrealist painting we have a fantastic collection of Shakespearean sketches by Salvador Dalí. It is known that Dalí was a passionate fan of the Bard, and thus combined his dreamlike artistry with the dramatic scenes. Below are some of our favorites. Read more about Shakespeare on eNotes here, and click on the photos…

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