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Arthur Rackham’s Stunning 1926 Illustrations for “The Tempest”
Arthur Rackham’s Stunning 1926 Illustrations for “The Tempest”

“Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”

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Finding Poetry in Other Lives: James Baldwin on Shakespeare, Language as a Tool of Love, and the Poet’s Responsibility to a Divided Society
Finding Poetry in Other Lives: James Baldwin on Shakespeare, Language as a Tool of Love, and the Poet’s Responsibility to a Divided Society

“The greatest poet in the English language found his poetry where poetry is found: in the lives of the people. He could have done this only through love — by knowing… that whatever was happening to anyone was happening to him.”

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Shakespeare, Sadness-Shaman: How Hamlet Can Help Us Through Our Grief and Despair
Shakespeare, Sadness-Shaman: How Hamlet Can Help Us Through Our Grief and Despair

“Hamlet is about the precise kind of slippage the mourner experiences: the difference between being and seeming…”

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Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”
Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

Shakespeare gone surrealist in red silk.

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If William Shakespeare Had Written <em>Star Wars</em>
If William Shakespeare Had Written Star Wars

“In time so long ago begins our play / In star-crossed galaxy far, far away.”

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How to Rewire Your Broken Behavioral Patterns: Shakespeare’s Advice on Acquiring Better Habits
How to Rewire Your Broken Behavioral Patterns: Shakespeare’s Advice on Acquiring Better Habits

“Assume a virtue, if you have it not.”

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Broadcasters of the Self: Ian McEwan on Our Age of Identity and How the Politics of Modern Selfhood Imperils the Art of Listening
Broadcasters of the Self: Ian McEwan on Our Age of Identity and How the Politics of Modern Selfhood Imperils the Art of Listening

“When you make the self the outer limit of your politics, you then begin to ignore a great deal of the attitudes, situations, dilemmas, misery of others.”

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Astronomy and the Art of Verse: How Galileo Influenced Shakespeare
Astronomy and the Art of Verse: How Galileo Influenced Shakespeare

A stanzaic vision for Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings.

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To Be or Not To Be: <em>Hamlet</em> as a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Novel
To Be or Not To Be: Hamlet as a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Novel

Ophelia as an emancipated science-lover and Hamlet as an emo thirty-something.

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Stunning Laser-Cut Paper Illustrations of Macbeth
Stunning Laser-Cut Paper Illustrations of Macbeth

A classic masterpiece of dramatic art, newly celebrated with a masterpiece of papercraft.

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