William Shakespeare

Talking points

Thousands protest against nuclear power

Thousands of protesters will take to the streets in Tokyo and elsewhere tomorrow to protest against government plans to restart reactors taken offline after the Fukushima nuclear tragedy.

Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 2:31am

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare Touch Press (e-book)

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Summer of our content

After the drought, the deluge. Or that's what it felt like after a lengthy absence of Asian faces on the stages and screens of Britain when an entire brace of Chinese theatre companies (not one but TWO; count 'em!) arrived for London's World Shakespeare Festival at the Globe Theatre.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Bard manners

When William Shakespeare penned 'all the world's a stage' for his comedy As You Like It around 1599 - the same year London's Globe Theatre was built - he could scarcely have imagined that, more than four centuries later, his stage would become all the world.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Bard who rewrote history - for the better

Shakespeare's works are timeless classics which illuminate the human condition with as much force as ever

Tragedy, comedy, history

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is the most famous playwright the world has ever known.

He wrote 37 plays, which were first performed in London in the 1590s and early 1600s.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Shakespeare update charms

The opening lines proclaim: 'The story you are about to see has been told before. A lot.'

But don't let that keep you from watching the movie. For Gnomeo & Juliet offers a new twist to the Romeo and Juliet tale by William Shakespeare.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Shakespeare's Will

Twice as Good Productions present Vern Thiessen's drama about Shakespeare's wife, Anne Hathaway (Suzy Sampson, left). Robert Tsonos directs. In English. Until Jul 9, 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, HK$180 (HK$150 for members) HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

The Scottish play

'Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle towards my hand?' Lady Macbeth

A tartan tragedy

Macbeth is a play by William Shakespeare (1564-1616), written some time between 1603 and 1607. Shakespeare's plays can be divided into three groups: comedies, histories and tragedies.

19 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Shakespeare Revealed: A Biography

Shakespeare Revealed: A Biography

by Rene Weis

John Murray, HK$160

27 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Bard in the spotlight for English contest

Students from 12 universities from Hong Kong and the mainland will bring the spirit of one of the greatest English writers to the stage next week as they compete in the 4th Shakespeare Festival at Chinese University. Beginning on Monday, the students will perform selected scenes from some of Shakespeare's greatest works, including Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet and Macbeth.

5 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Much ado about studying the Bard

Centuries ago, when he penned those words, it's probably safe to assume William Shakespeare never imagined the phrase would one day encapsulate how many students around the world felt about his work. He is hailed as possibly the world's greatest literary genius, but the language of Shakespeare's work has tormented generations of students.

1 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

The Shakespeare Secret

The Shakespeare Secret

by J.L. Carrell

Sphere, HK$115

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Triumph of the Will

China has a love-hate relationship with Old Man Sha, better known beyond the mainland as the Bard, William Shakespeare, and travellers had best be ready to argue whether it really is better to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, and by opposing end them, or just go with the flow.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

A tale of passionate love

This week Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Romeo is a young boy in love with Rosaline. He goes to a party at the house of the Capulets, sworn enemies of his own family, the Montagues. There he meets their daughter, Juliet, and they fall in love with one another.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


A Cantonese adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, with young singers teaming up with Anthony Suen (above, right) and Fiona Yee (left) to play music from rock and blues to ballads and folk songs. An International Arts Carnival event. Today, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am