William Shakespeare was the R-rated writer of his time. His plays were potentially more sexy than any E. James novel and oft-times more violent than any Quentin Tarantino film. The words of the Bard make up a universal language, one that can unite cultures with their themes and conflicts. And, more importantly to this blogger, William Shakespeare changed my life. Therefore, as this month marks the anniversary of The Bard's birth, I wanted to pay a tribute to the writer who inspires so many.
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Shakespeare Studies is a peer-reviewed volume published annually in hard cover featuring the work of performance scholars, literary critics and cultural historians across the globe. The journal focuses attention primarily on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, but embraces theoretical and historical studies of socio-political, intellectual and artistic contexts that extend well beyond the early modern English theatrical milieu in both space and time. In addition to articles, Shakespeare Studies offers unique opportunities for extended intellectual exchange through its thematically-focused forums, and includes substantial reviews of significant publications. An international Editorial Board of distinguished scholars maintains the quality of each annual volume so that Shakespeare Studies may serve as a reliable resource for all students of Shakespeare and the early modern period — for research scholars, certainly, but also for teachers, actors and directors.
Skip to: Navigation Content Sidebar Footer. The idea of tackling Shakespeare in school has sometimes sent chills down both students' and teachers' spines, but the truth is that studying Shakespeare doesn't have to be so daunting. His plays and sonnets are filled with themes that are relevant even today, are humorous, lyrical, and provide important historical content. Most importantly, Shakespeare knew how to tell a good story.