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What Light Through Yonder Theatre Breaks?

This week, we saw the death of theatre director Terry Hands, acclaimed for his founding of the Everyman in Liverpool among various other theatrical,...

Review: Measure for Measure

In Measure for Measure, one of Shakespeare’s problem plays, Vienna is depicted as a city of vice and perdition, such that the...

Review: Macbeth

Leone Van den Schrieck reviews Collarbone Productions' 'Macbeth' at the BT.

Review: Hamlet

Cosmic Arts' present a deeply human production of 'Hamlet' at the Keble O'Reilly.

Do actions speak louder than words?

Daniya Jawwad explores how certain classic plays prioritise physicality.
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Twelfth Night – Shakespeare’s Rose blossoms in York and Oxford

Madness, hilarity and revelry ensues in Joyce Branagh's production of Twelfth Night.

The Rose Theatre Pop-Up: Shakespeare Goes Portable

The Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre wants its audience to experience Shakespeare as intended – in the bard’s self-designed theatre. But is this immersive theatre experience more pop-art than pop-up? Arabella Vickers reviews.
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Review: The Tempest – ‘exploit the comic potential in Shakespeare’s verse’

RJ Productions present an enjoyable rendition of Shakespeare’s last solo-authored play, whose strongest points lie in its subtler elements
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Should comedy have an expiration date?

In a politically correct society, we look at whether it is right to remove offensive jokes from comedies written before our time
A photo of Shakespeare's Globe theatre as seen from the outside

Shakespeare Done to Death?

In the wake of the Emma Rice 'scandal' at the Globe, we examine why we keep treading old boards.
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