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
The something in nothing
People have been suspicious of ‘nothing’ going back to the mathematical idea of 'zero', but a University of Melbourne expert says there is real value in nothing
I don’t think that word means what you think it means
Words change their meaning over time. But some words can evolve to mean the opposite of their original definition say University of Melbourne researchers.
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.
Language for living
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, poet David Mason discusses why the artform is so important.
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.
Seven Shakespeare movies you cannot miss
Seven film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays that stand out because they are both entertaining and deepen our understanding of the Bard's works.
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.