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The Jew of Malta

The RSC has done a clever thing this summer by producing both The Jew of Malta and the play that it most famously inspired by its success, The Merchan...
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Love’s Sacrifice

Mostly I have found that neglected masterpieces turn out to be justly neglected; but sometimes not; and the RSC has found one that is most unjustly ne...
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The Glass Protégé

Dylan Costello’s ‘The Glass Protégé’ supposedly lifts the lid on the true relationships behind the scenes of the Hollywood film industry of the late 4...
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Arcadia

Tom Stoppard’s truly wonderful play, Arcadia, is something of a jigsaw puzzle and just as much a crossword puzzle. It is a contemplation of the develo...
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Absence Of War

This revival of David Hare’s political drama, The Absence of War, is timely. Indeed, it’s so topical that when he was asked, as the play set out on it...
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Flight of Angels

As much as any play, the live concerts of The Sixteen can be a dramatic event in themselves and last night was no different when they launched their 2...
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Stones In His Pockets

Stones in his Pockets is a wonderful example of Brecht’s “alienation effect” working as it should. Two men: one short, one tall; one chubby, one lanky...
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Blood Wedding

Lorca’s 1932 play entices us into a world of feuding families, high passion, and warm-hearted yet poignant and painful connection with the elemental f...
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Titus Andronicus

Shakespeare’s ‘Titus Andronicus’ is a tough task for any theatre troupe to take on. Written at a time when theatrical gore was extremely fashionable, ...