Reading Aloud Can Be Scary

Reading Aloud Can Be Scary

Reading aloud can be a frightening prospect for many people. There are different reasons people are scared to read aloud, one is reading aloud in front of others. Given practice and nerves of steel, these types of people can move past their fear by continuously reading out loud, whether to themselves or others. Others are scared […]

Shakespeare’s 400-Year Legacy

Shakespeare’s 400-Year Legacy

On April 23, 1616, it will be 400 years since William Shakespeare died, leaving behind an extraordinary collection of work that would be studied and performed time and again for centuries. Theater companies around the world are celebrating this anniversary in countless ways. United States President Barack Obama paid his respects by visiting the Globe Theater […]

Ben Jonson: Poet, Playwright, and Dramatist of Distinction

Ben Jonson: Poet, Playwright, and Dramatist of Distinction

Ben (Benjamin) Jonson (June 11, 1572 – Aug. 6, 1637) was a noted English poet, literary critic, essayist, playwright, and dramatist of distinction during the late 16th and early 17th Centuries. He was born in Westminster, London, England on June 11, 1572. He also perished in England on Aug. 6, 1637, at the age of […]