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Romeo and Juliet

I was ultimately quite pleased to have seen the new production of Romeo and Juliet at the RSC. However, I do have some serious quibbles. Romeo and Jul...
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The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich

The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, which was originally called The Beau Defeated, is a neglected play by a neglected playwright named Mary Pix. I like...
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Macbeth

Instead of being about the corruption of power, or about the unconscious power of guilt, this new production of Macbeth by Polly Findlay at the RSC in...
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The Duchess of Malfi

The DUCHESS OF MALFI by John Webster is one of the most difficult plays of the Jacobean Era both to interpret and to direct. Uncut, it is a complex, m...
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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...
A Christmas Carol Royal Shakespeare Company
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A Christmas Carol

David Edgar, who adapted Dickens’s novel Nicholas Nickleby into an 8-hour epic nearly forty years ago, has managed to adapt A Christmas Carol into a m...
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Twelfth Night

The new RSC production of Twelfth Night is visually stunning and musically opulent. This, the play by Shakespeare that has most reference to music and...
Coriolanus Royal Shakespeare Theatre
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Coriolanus

Completing its season presenting the four major Roman plays of Shakespeare, this is a Coriolanus that is both emotionally engaging and thought provoki...
Dido, Queen of Carthage Royal Shakespeare Company 2017
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Dido, Queen of Carthage

Christopher Marlowe’s first play, "Dido, Queen of Carthage" has been given a splendid and totally engaging production in Stratford. It completely vind...
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Venus and Adonis

I think it should be reported that the RSC has revived Gregory Doran and Steve Tiplady’s conceptually brilliant rendering for the stage of Shakespeare...