Be plainer with me; let me know my tresspass

British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained at a men’s volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.

23 November 2014 | Permalink | Tweet

“Be plainer with me; let me know my tresspass” quoted from The Winter's Tale


Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears

A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.

23 November 2014 | Permalink | Tweet

“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” quoted from Julius Caesar


Some griefs are med’cinable

Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services “under unprecedented strain”, says the nurses’ union.

23 November 2014 | Permalink | Tweet

“Some griefs are med'cinable” quoted from Cymbeline


“Every day we are presented with world stories through news feeds on multiple platforms. We are confronted with the atrocities of civil war, the consequences of forbidden love, betrayal and power – these challenges of the human condition all shared in Shakespeare’s plays.

To Be Today by Brendan Dawes captures news stories and frames them in Shakespeare’s words by matching the text written centuries ago with a beautifully crafted algorithm using today’s technologies. As the Royal Shakespeare Company explores new ways to interpret Shakespeare, this work shares the connections with our past and the present – the players, the characters, the plots and the observations captured in Shakespeare’s writing connect with us today.”

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