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William Shakespeare

The death of the great Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa in 2016 robbed the international theatre scene of one its most original and visionary talents....

The ‘classics’ are just that: immortal works of art that repay endless re-examination by different artists for different generations. Or, sometimes, by the same...

Shakespeare and parks seem to go hand in hand, certainly in the US, where the once singular innovation of Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare...

Shakespeare’s messy and excessive early play, Titus Andronicus, poses a number of problems for directors. Tonally, it’s all over the place, at once horrific...

It's good to know that the theatre can still provoke headlines and controversies, not least when it’s a 400-year-old play. As I recently wrote in...

Last week I saw yet another production of Julius Caesar, this time at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre. As I noted in my review, it was...

This is both a homecoming and a reclamation. Twenty-five years ago Northern Broadsides made its debut in Hull with a production of Richard III...

1. Foundations Make sure you read the whole play – a synopsis is useful but don’t rely on that alone. You must ensure you have a...

This week, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead returned to the Old Vic, a month shy of 50 years since it received its...
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