Which Shakespeare Character is Obama?

Of all the Shakespeare analogies of recent years (George W. Bush as Henry V; Hillary Clinton as Lady Macbeth), President Barack Obama is perhaps the most elusive.

Is Merchant of Venice Too Anti-Semitic to Perform?

Some scholars say that Shakespeare's notorious tragicomedy is too politically incorrect to stage in modern times. Is there really no room for such "polluted" texts?

Ben Brantley: Misuses of Shakespeare

The New York Times chief theater critic points to key instances where lines from Shakespeare are taken out of context and misunderstood.