We need robots to have morals. Could Shakespeare and Austen help? | John Mullan

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Using great literature to teach ethics to machines is a dangerous game, says professor of English literature John Mullan When he wrote the stories in Isaac Asimov imagined a world in which robots do all humanitys tedious or unpleasant jobs for them, but where their powers have to be restrained. They are programmed to obey […]


Trump supporter interrupts controversial Julius Caesar play in New York

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Protester trespassed onto stage in Central Park and shouted: This is violence against Donald Trump A right-wing protester has been charged with trespassing after interrupting a New York production of Julius Caesar during the assassination scene and shouting: This is violence against Donald Trump. The protester, who later identified herself as Laura Loomer, interrupted the […]


Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare’s co-writers

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Dramatists to appear jointly on title pages of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three in the New Oxford Shakespeare after analysis by team of 23 academics The long-held suggestion that Christopher Marlowe was William Shakespeare is now widely dismissed, along with other authorship theories. But Marlowe is enjoying the next best thing taking centre […]


Chuk Iwuji: ‘My Hamlet is an ugly beast about to be unleashed’

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A stalwart of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Iwuji is finally playing Hamlet, in a production inspired by Black Lives Matter and which is being performed in homeless shelters and prisons For the Nigerian-born British actor Royal Shakespeare Company, watching from the wings as celebrated actors spoke the famous soliloquies. As the ambassador Cornelius, Iwuji had […]