Antony and Cleopatra by Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford Upon Avon
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Antony and Cleopatra

The RSC’s Rome season, which kicks off with Antony and Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar, pitches itself as a series of Shakespeare’s ‘most political and bl...
The Winter’s Tale A Cheek and Jowl Production Photo Johan Persson
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The Winter’s Tale

The Winter’s Tale is one of Shakespeare’s latest and strangest plays. It’s a mish-mash of genres, with passages of verse that showcase Shakespeare at ...
Roman Tragedies by Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Barbican Centre. Photo Jan Versweyveld
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Roman Tragedies

Ivo van Hove’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra is a total theatre experience. The Flemish director make...
Hamlet Almeida Theatre. Photo Manuel Harlan
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Hamlet

Robert Icke’s Hamlet at Almeida Theatre is a resounding success. This is not because of the media hype associated with Andrew Scott’s turn as Moriarty...
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Othelo

A ‘classic’ piece is one which stands the test of time – a difficult challenge in today’s world. However, what definition might we assign to a piece t...
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Richard III

Thomas Ostermeier blatantly revealed in a 2015 interview with Joseph Pearson that with his adaptation of Richard III he wanted to celebrate evil on st...
The Winter’s Tale. Photo credit - Mihaela Bodlovic
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The Winter’s Tale

A tale of tyranny, mistrust and a disregard for the rule of law is a pertinent choice for these troubled times. ‘The gods do this year connive at us’,...
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Macbeth

The excellence of Macbeth is in how indelibly it marks the tragic course of the evil inherent in the human soul, of the inexorable progress flowing fr...
The Winter’s Tale A Cheek and Jowl Production Photo Johan Persson
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The Winter’s Tale

If you come to The Winter’s Tale expecting to see a comedy, the first three acts may give you the impression that you have been severely misled. King ...