Real meaning of classics lost in age of selfies: Amol Palekar
Real meaning of classics lost in age of selfies: Amol Palekar

In the age of trends like selfies and social networking that are a rage among the youth, words like "genius" and "classics" are being used so rampantly and easily that the real meaning of classics has been lost, veteran actor-filmmaker Amol Palekar said here Thursday.

Three regional shades of Shakespeare

Hindi and Kashmiri translations of three popular plays of master playwright William Shakespeare will be staged here during a three-day `Hamara Shakespeare` theatre festival that began Thursday.

Ethan Hawke to star in another Shakespeare pic

Actor Ethan Hawke has been tapped to star in ‘Cymbeline’, a new take on William Shakespeare`s play that will be directed by Michael Almereyda.

`Coronation Street` boss believes soap writers better than Shakespeare

A Coronation Street boss defended using William Shakespeare`s poetry in a trailer for `Corrie` and `Emmerdale` by saying that the Bard will be lucky to land a job on their soaps.

Daniel Radcliffe nearly set to tackle Shakespeare

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he feels almost ready to deal with Shakespeare.

Mike Tyson wants to play Shakespeare`s Othello

Boxing legend Mike Tyson has apparently set his sights on becoming a movie star and wants to portray Shakespeare`s Othello.

Prateik Babbar goes underground; getting new image, voice coach

Smita Patil and Raj Babbar`s son Prateik is taking a long introspective sabbatical from the public eye until his next release "Isaaq", a North Indian take on Shakespeare`s "Romeo And Juliet".

Want a brain boost? Read Shakespeare and Wordsworth

The works of Shakespeare and Wordsworth are “rocket-boosters” to the brain and better therapy than self-help books, researchers have claimed.

Actress Dame Janet Suzman slams actors who say Shakespeare didn’t write his plays

British actress and director Dame Janet Suzman has lashed out at two acclaimed Shakespearean actors who believe that the Bard was not the true author of the plays.

US scholar keen on Shakespearean theatre in India

James Shapir wants to tour India and the rest of the world to see how the bard has been given life in fresh ways by different cultures.

Scientists plan to dig up Shakespeare’s grave to establish how he died

Scientists have forwaded a formal application to the Church of England to exhume the body of world famous writer William Shakespeare, to figure out how he died.

Shakespeare`s `Hamlet` to get Bollywood treatment

After `Macbeth` and `Othello`, Shakespeare`s another popular tragedy `Hamlet` is getting a Bollywood makeover by `Haasil` director Tigmanshu Dhulia.

Tagore was Bengal`s Shakespeare: Sonia Gandhi

She said the genius who had conquered almost every literary sphere "finally crossed the last frontier with art".

Tagore was Bengal`s Shakespeare: Sonia Gandhi

Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore "is the Shakespeare from Bengal" and "it is our (country`s) privilege to pay tribute to the greatest genuis of our times", United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi said Saturday.

Author wants to look like Shakespeare

Chinese author plans to go under the knife to look like Shakespeare.

Helen Mirren says Shakespeare should be banned in schools

Hollywood star Dame Helen Mirren has insisted that children shouldn’t be introduced to Shakespeare’s work in the classroom as the classic plays need to be seen to be appreciated.

Jordan’s life turned into Shakespeare-style drama

Jordan’s stormy life is all set to be portrayed on stage.

Shakespeare`s play comes to Indian villages

Paris-based Footsbarn Company is coming to India.

Diana`s notes `show her interest in literature`

Diana's scribbled notes on Shakespeare reveal her interest in literature.

Shakespeare`s `first true image created`

Many experts dispute that the death mask used in the programme is Shakespeare`s.