Shakespeare and lost plays
A new book by a University of Melbourne researcher explores the hundreds of lost plays known to Shakespeare’s original audiences and their value to modern drama
Friends, Romans, Fake News
In a world of 'alternative facts' and spin, Shakespeare helps teach us how to grasp complexity and expose manipulation, says a University of Melbourne expert.
The power of the pun
Love them or hate them, puns are here to stay. University of Melbourne experts explore what is it about the pun that makes them so persistent.
Why Shakespeare would approve of the Pop-Up Globe
As Melbourne hosts a world-first replica pop-up of Shakespeare's second Globe theatre; a University of Melbourne expert explains why the Bard would approve.
To be or not to be ... original
There are thousands of words, meanings and quotes attributed to William Shakespeare, but the Bard didn’t necessarily invent them all.
Bardcore: Why Shakespeare went X-rated
Titus Andronicus was the American Psycho of its day, a bloody, nightmarish vision of a play – but it also showed Shakespeare's versatility as a playwright.
Shakespeare: Wherefore art thou meaning?
Eight famous Shakespeare quotes (and one play) that you’ve been getting wrong or misunderstanding all your life, without even knowing it.
Why Shakespeare still matters
Shakespeare's enduring popularity proves that even four centuries after his death, he can teach us much about tackling humanity’s great questions.