To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, here are some of the better articles floating around the past week:
Was Shakespeare actually Catholic?
Another article examining the possibility of Shakespeare being a secret Catholic
Shakespeare’s Timely and Timeless Political Thought
Shakespeare: A Man for all Seasons
The influence of Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s still required reading
Shakespeare, Cervantes, and the Romance of the Real
Shakespeare, Four Centuries On
Shakespeare the Conservative?
A bunch from the Oxford University Press blog:
Was Shakespeare popular during his lifetime?
Five random facts about Shakespeare today
Shakespeare’s linguistic legacy
What would Shakespeare do?
Shakespeare as he is today
Shakespeare around the world
Sexuality in Shakespeare’s plays and poems
Shakespeare and sex in the 16th century
Shakespeare and conscience
What was Shakespeare’s religion