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There’s merriment in these two comedies — but also the shadow of uncertainty
A gnomic, sideways engagement with the awards
The performance capitalised on the dramatic potential of Shakespeare-inspired music
A formerly derelict cinema is a fitting venue for Declan Donnellan’s production
The Bard wrote about flowers but there is no evidence he grew them — so why so are there so many Shakespeare gardens?
Set in an all-female prison, these three plays emerge sharp and fresh
State-of-the-art stagecraft meets a career-best performance by Simon Russell Beale
The tenor presided over a seamless exchange between music and drama
This RSC staging gives Shakespeare’s play an urgent, modern twist
The premiere of a new Brett Dean piece gave a foretaste of his Hamlet opera
The departure of the theatre director Emma Rice reveals a deeper rift
He conquered Hollywood with his role in ‘12 Years a Slave’. His new challenge is a comic-book blockbuster
An imaginative Shakespeare production featuring rarely-heard music by Florent Schmitt
A thoroughly modernised version of ‘Cymbeline’ that begs questions
Sites linked to Shakespeare in Southwark and Hackney
Selfridges’ pop-up theatre hosts a modest Much Ado that builds to a convincing conclusion
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