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Imperium: The Cicero Plays

The RSC has done a remarkable job of turning Robert Harris’s Cicero Trilogy into a stage work. By summarizing the action of Volume I, which deals with...
King Lear by the Royal Shakespeare Company 2016
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King Lear

King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s bleakest plays: revolving around broken family ties, jealousy, betrayal, corruption, and madness, it addresses the p...
Cymbeline Royal Shakespeare Society 2016
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Cymbeline

I guess I have been fortunate with Cymbeline because I have seen a couple of revelatory productions in my time, but above all was taught it by a brill...
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The Alchemist

Along with Jonson’s Volpone, this is one of the peaks of comic-satiric theatre from the Jacobean era and the RSC has done us a service both in playing...
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Doctor Faustus

The new production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus by director Maria Aberg is possibly the most convincing interpretation of this play that I ...
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Wendy and Peter Pan

Ella Hickson deliberately renames her adaptation of J.M.Barrie's classic novel, and with good reason. In this revival of their original production, th...
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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...