A copy of the First Folio of the plays of William Shakespeare — the first compilation of the Bard’s works, published in 1623, and one of the rarest books of all — has been discovered by sheer happenstance in the library of an old port town, Saint-Omer, in northern France.
According to Playbill, legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim (PeekYou profile here) recently disclosed some spoiler-filled details regarding Disney‘s upcoming film version of his musical, Into the Woods.
Beloved Broadway actress Elaine Stritch — the outspoken, hilarious, and enduring performer, known for her Tony nominated turns in such shows as Noël Coward’s Sail Away and Stephen Sondheim‘s Company — has died at age 89.
William Shakespeare (PeekYou profile here), widely acknowledged as the all-time greatest English language author and playwright, would have been 450 years old today, had he somehow not died before now. It is worth noting that if he were still alive today, his sizable and incalculably influential body of work would be the thing for which he was second most famous.