WordPlay™ Shakespeare

Now, Half the Page is a Stage...

Not Guilty!

Poster for The Trial of Hamlet, showing a skull in cartoon form

Hamlet's Father...and Halloween

Photo of Stephen Greenblatt, facing camera
John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities Stephen Greenblatt.
Leading Harvard Shakespeare Scholar Stephen Greenblatt launches a new MOOC today, entitled "Hamlet's Ghost". More.

A Heartbeat Away: Shakespeare and Autism

Image of performer working with young students on a stage
Shakespeare takes center stage in a novel intervention for children with autism. A new study from the Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows children with autism had improved communication and language skills after ten weeks of Shakespeare classes.

A remarkable article on how Shakespeare's The Tempest is being used to help students with autism spectrum disorder. More.