2016 is celebrated as the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard of Avon
and it was his sanguine and energetic temperament that made him foresee the world in the past, present and will continue to do so in the future.
There was predictably good support from Billie Piper, as the dizzy weather girl Hero - "Well, what a lot of weather we have been having recently" - and you could almost sense previously suspicious souls all over the country suddenly warming to the Bard of Avon
The University of Oregon will kick off its theater season and give a fund-raising campaign a boost Friday with help from the Bard of Avon
and a guy from ``Avenue Q.
One of the few occasions when the Bard of Avon
is more appropriate than Rabbie.
Brian Pollitt says Alastair Down is guilty of failing to give the Bard of Avon
his full due
Whoever the Bard of Avon
was, his take on the past need not be definitive.
Love that Bard: ``Shakespeare in Love,'' which also comes out on Tuesday, doesn't have as many guns as ``Lock,'' but it has lots of swordplay - in both senses of the way the Bard of Avon
used it in his plays.
All literature, whether written before or after Shakespeare, must be measured against the literary yardstick left behind by the Bard of Avon
(and inevitably found wanting).
He disapproved of blues and jazz, preferring Western classical music, and his favorite author was the Bard of Avon
I suspect Shakespeare would consider both of these books to be "much ado about nothing" for the Bard of Avon
was a practical, pragmatic man of the theatre who probably cared little for historical accuracy; all he wanted was a good, theatrically exciting fight.
The Bard of Avon
might seem an unlikely candidate to have his works presented in animation, but half a dozen of his most famous plays have been adapted in this manner with admirable results.
The Restoration sought to refine the barbaric yawp of the Bard of Avon
Ben Elton's wry sitcom about William Shakespeare is back for a second series, with the grumpy Bard of Avon
continuing his quest to become a famous playwright.
It quotes Barnum's memoirs: "Americans appreciate the immortal Bard of Avon
as keenly as do their brethren the Mother Country (a Mother of whom we are all justly proud) and I greatly desired to honour the New World by erecting this invaluable relic in its commercial metropolis.