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# Shakespeare

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
National Gallery acquires rare piece of art by Harry Clarke for national collection
Stained-glass artist Harry Clarke is one of Ireland’s best known artists.
This year
Quiz: How much do you know about Macbeth?
It’s due to be examined on the Leaving Cert English Paper Two this week.
All time
10 random words and phrases you use all the time that were invented by Shakespeare
You’d be surprised.
How Well Do You Remember Secondary School Level Shakespeare?
There’s no excuse for English teachers to get less than 100%.
Column: 'Shakespeare’s solo authorship of certain plays remains in question'
Who are we really reading when we read a Shakespearean work, writes Rory Loughnane.
13 reasons why Romeo + Juliet meant so much to Irish teens
It’s 20 years old this year, if you can believe it.
Priceless 400-year-old Shakespeare first edition discovered on Scottish island
The authentication of the First Folio makes it one of the most valuable books in the world.
Watch: Actors with Down syndrome challenge stereotypes with Shakespeare performance
The group spoke to Channel 4 during rehearsals at London’s Globe Theatre.
QUIZ: How well do you remember King Lear?
The Leaving Cert starts this week – do you remember much from your studies?
This video of WWE moves into a swimming pool will make your Friday
“Will somebody stop the damn match?!”
Serious kid reciting Shakespeare meets disaster mid-performance
In the form of a plastic chair.
Gold pants and gender bending... it's Shakespeare, but not as you know it
A look behind the scenes at the Abbey Theatre’s new production of Twelfth Night.
13 phrases invented by Shakespeare that we use every day
It is his birthday, after all.
Man gets brilliant revenge on Gumtree fraudster by texting him entire works of Shakespeare
‘Thou shalt not laugh’: Bible play banned in Northern Ireland
A play that was dubbed ‘blasphemous’ has been pulled from a council-run theatre.
Jesus Christ named the number one "historical meme"
Justin Bieber is all the way down at number 8,633. Thank GOD.
These 90s teen movies were actually based on Shakespeare
Like, totally wherefore art thou Romeo, you know?
Can you identify these Irish literary quotations?
Go on, give it a go…
One third of British children have never heard of Shakespeare - survey
The survey also found that 5 per cent of people aged 18 to 34 believe that the playwright’s most famous work is Cinderella…
Here are 21 things you (probably) didn't know about Croatia
Find out what links the country with Ireland’s most famous author, among other things.
Oxford scholars uncover Shakespeare's 'co-author'
Oxford University academics say the Bard had a little help on All’s Well that Ends Well – one of his best known plays.
It's Friday so here's a slideshow of donkeys from around the world
Some nice asses here…
Modern language being 'eroded' by Twitter, says actor
Ralph Fiennes believes truncated sentences, sound-bites and Twitter are eroding modern language.
Galway Arts Festival: What to see/hear/watch
Heading west for the arts fest? Here’s a video preview of some of the best catches this week…
Have historians found the real-life inspiration for Shakespeare's Ophelia?
The death of a young child in Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon may have inspired the noted playwright when composing one of his most famous and enduring plays, Hamlet.