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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Hamlet

Unlike the recent Barbican production, Simon Godwin creates a Hamlet fit for the 21st Century. The transformation of Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy to ...
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Hamlet

This is an intelligent, energetic and original Hamlet that should have even the most jaded student of the play reconsidering it afresh. At the centre ...
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Don Quixote

Angus Jackson, who directed a brilliant adaptation of the life of J Robert Oppenheimer for the RSC last year, has now done for the same company a thea...
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Queen Anne

I was out of the country when Queen Anne opened and finally caught up with it only at the very end of December. It has had much praise – and for me th...
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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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Love for Love

Though one of the most revered texts of English literature, Congreve’s “other” Restoration Comedy is rarely played these days. For that reason alone, ...
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Volpone

Trevor Nunn has created a strikingly intelligent production of Volpone that is very sharp indeed in its observations of the corruption of a class-ridd...
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Merchant of Venice

Polly Findlay’s Merchant of Venice is a decidedly mixed bag, like the giant pendulum which swings at the back of the stage, it moves from the ridiculo...