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William Shakespeare

In Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice and Benedick are at “merry war”. Director Conrad Nelson takes the concept of wartime amusement and runs with...

British and Canadian theatregoers perusing social media may have had quite a start when they saw news that a Shakespeare theatre in Stratford had...

I couldn’t agree more with Patrick Spottiswoode’s column (‘Kids won’t know Shakespeare if they don’t go to the theatre’, November 15, p11) regarding the...

News that nearly a third of students do not know our greatest playwright is deeply concerning and does not bode well for the future. As...

As times change, and people get more into their smartphones, Netflix series and social media, you can’t blame someone for trying to ensure culture...

On one level, maybe it doesn’t matter if a few schoolchildren haven’t heard of Shakespeare. It should be perfectly possible to have a well-rounded...

Antic Disposition's latest Shakespeare production situates the characters of Much Ado About Nothing in rural France after World War II. With a company of...

Historians have argued whether poet Emilia Bassano was the muse of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Nick Smurthwaite finds out more about the inspiration for the Globe’s...

Fiona Laird’s production of Shakespeare’s playful revenge comedy is less Merry Wives and more Footballers’ Wives. Set in Windsor-by-way-of-Essex, the public shaming of an...
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