Shakespeare

Culture
by Carol King | Fri, 04/25/2014 - 03:00
As the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth approaches - 26th April as when baptised -, Carol King examines the love affair between the bard and…
Life + Style
by Carol King | Thu, 10/10/2013 - 07:00
A British film adaptation of the Romeo and Juliet love story debuts in cinemas across the USA and UK on 11 October 2013. The Oscar-winning creator of the…
Culture
by John Bensalhia | Fri, 09/27/2013 - 08:00
BACKGROUND Having enjoyed a hugely successful career, by the early 1870s, Verdi felt that the time was right to take retirement. Verdi's publisher disagreed…
Culture
by John Bensalhia | Thu, 07/11/2013 - 05:58
BACKGROUND Having been an admirer of Shakespeare's works, it is no surprise that Verdi wrote a number of operas based on some of his most famous plays (such…