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William Shakespeare is widely considered to be one of the greatest English writers. He wrote dozens of plays that are still referenced and produced today. You can find more coverage of the Bard on our William Shakespeare section. Here is the latest Shakespeare posts on Writers Write:

  • Jonathan Franzen Blows Two Shakespeare Questions on Jeopardy! (2016-05-20): Jonathan Franzen blew two easy questions about Shakespeare on Jeopardy! He nailed the Bird category, though, and won money for the American Bird Conservancy.

  • Gillian Flynn to Reimagine Hamlet for the Hogarth Shakespeare Project (2014-05-31): Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn has joined The Hogarth Shakespeare Project. She will reimagine Hamlet as part of the highly anticipated series.

  • Kevin Spacey Discusses New Documentary, Playing Shakespeare's Richard III (2014-05-02): House of Card star Kevin Spacey discusses his other passion: Shakespeare. He has a new documentary about the world tour of Richard III in which he plays the power hungry king.

  • Trailer for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing (2013-03-08): The trailer for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing has arrived. The film was shot at Whedon's house on a small budget.

  • Joss Whedon Discusses His Adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (2012-09-18): Joss Whedon talked to MTV at the Toronto Film Festival where he premiered his new film, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, which he wrote and directed just a few days after wrapping The Avengers.

  • Roland Emmerich's Latest Film Takes Aim at Shakespeare Controversy (2011-04-07): Here is the new trailer for Roland Emmerich's Anonymous, a thriller which posits that Edward De Vere, the Earl of Oxford, actually wrote all the plays attributed to William Shakespeare.

  • Painting of a Younger Shakespeare Discovered (2009-03-09): A painting has been discovered that is thought to be the only contemporary portrait painted of William Shakespeare.

  • 400-year-old Shakespeare Volume Recovered Intact After Theft (2008-07-12): A volume of Shakespeare's works worth millions of dollars which was stolen from a museum ten years ago has been recovered.

  • Google Launches Shakespeare Site (2006-06-16): Search engine giant Google has launched a new website which features all things Shakespeare.

  • German Professor Claims Shakespeare Died of Cancer (2006-02-24): Has any author continued to generate such controversy over his works so long after his death? The Shakespeare controversies heated up again when a German academic announced that she has now authenticated four new images of the playwright that she says accurately represent what the Bard looked like.

  • Maureen Dowd: Should Shakespeare Be Censored? (2005-02-06): **Warning: Spoilers Ahead for the film Million Dollar Baby** New York Times columnist and bestselling author Maureen Dowd ponders the current outcry over Clint Eastwood's Oscar-Nominated film, Million Dollar Baby.

  • Bob Dylan Vs. William Shakespeare (2005-01-29): In the running for this year's U.

  • How Shakespeare Came to Write Plays (2004-10-27): A new book called Will in the World by Stephen Greenbatt looks at the origins of Shakespeare -- how he came to be the tremendous storyteller we all know.

  • Why Young Writers Need to Enjoy Shakespeare (1998-01-01): If you want to influence a child to write well and handle written communications efficiently you absolutely need to begin while he is smaller than you are.

  • UC Berkeley Extension Offers Summer Shakespeare Courses (1997-06-06): This summer, UC Berkeley Extension, in cooperation with the California Shakespeare Festival, will present the perfect vehicle for contemplating this spectacle: "Midsummer Madness: Comedy and Romance in the Plays of William Shakespeare.