William Shakespeare

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Ben Jonson work from 1603 may contain ‘lost’ Shakespeare sonnet, say experts
Exclusive: To the Deserving Author, found in the playbook of Jonson’s Sejanus: His Fall, is signed by ‘Cygnus’

Dalya Alberge

23, Mar, 2023 @1:41 PM

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Surviving copies of Shakespeare’s First Folio to go on show
Events planned in UK and Ireland, including a British Library exhibition, to mark 400 years since complete works first published

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

12, Mar, 2023 @3:44 PM

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The Comedy of Errors (More or Less) review – identical twins get a larky makeover
This cartoonish update of Shakespeare’s reunion tale, gleefully mixing in Madonna and modern language, has a great sense of fun

Mark Fisher

09, Mar, 2023 @12:03 PM

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Macbeth review – the lady vanishes in filmic gangland hybrid
Imitating the Dog’s exciting live action-video fusion, which sets the Scottish play in a modern-day crime syndicate, leaves Lady Macbeth out in the cold

Clare Brennan

05, Mar, 2023 @11:30 AM

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The Merchant of Venice 1936 review – Shylock takes on Oswald Mosley’s Blackshirts
A striking, slick adaptation of Shakespeare’s problematic play sees Tracy-Ann Oberman play a Jewish matriarch up against the fascists of 1930s London

Arifa Akbar

02, Mar, 2023 @10:00 PM

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Macbeth review – neon-tinted remix plays like a cinematic thriller
Adding their own flashbacks, narration and expletive-laced modern language, Imitating the Dog reimagine the Macbeths as damaged teens killing their way to the top of a criminal hierarchy

Catherine Love

27, Feb, 2023 @8:00 AM

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The Winter’s Tale review – the Globe’s two-venue telling loses its way
As this ambitious production switches between stages, and deaths pile up like dishes, neither the comedy nor the tragedy have room to breathe

Kate Wyver

23, Feb, 2023 @4:00 PM

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‘Is it antisemitic? Yes’: how Jewish actors and directors tackle The Merchant of Venice
Tracy-Ann Oberman’s Shylock, who has been relocated to 1930s Britain, is inspired by her tough great grandma – while Henry Goodman felt shame after losing himself in Shakespeare’s most notorious character

David Jays

22, Feb, 2023 @5:28 PM

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‘Theatre and pop at its absolute excess’: William Shakespeare meets Britney Spears as & Juliet comes to Australia
The feelgood, feminist retelling of Romeo & Juliet, with songs from Spears, Katy Perry and Bon Jovi, is coming to Melbourne, confetti cannons and all

Steph Harmon

21, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Fresh take on Shakespeare explores antisemitism via 1930s Cable Street
The Merchant of Venice 1936 among four plays to feature at RSC’s reopened Swan theatre this summer

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

21, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Boris Johnson’s more lucrative pursuits keep his Shakespeare book on back burner
The ex-PM’s long-promised tome of the Bard looks set to be delayed again after he receives huge advances for his political diaries and public speaking

Michael Savage Policy Editor

11, Feb, 2023 @3:21 PM

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Regional theatres are on their knees – support your local one | Tim Crouch
Covid cut off the communal experience of live performance and venues have taken a battering. Let’s return and reconnect

Tim Crouch

10, Feb, 2023 @10:16 AM

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