William Shakespeare

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Because the Night review – choose-your-own Hamlet is immersive, enigmatic and just great fun
A reimagined Shakespeare, staged in a warren where the audience is free to wander. What’s not to like?

Stephanie Convery

09, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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'It’s very animalistic': is Malthouse's new immersive show Australia's answer to Sleep No More?
Because the Night is a decadent and elaborate production based on Hamlet, and a radical post-lockdown return for Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre

Tim Byrne

04, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Shakespeare Wallah: Merchant Ivory's bittersweet tale of Bollywood and the Bard
The Kendal family of actors star in a story inspired by their travels around India, whose booming film industry upstages their theatrical troupe

Chris Wiegand

30, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Maggie O'Farrell: ‘Severe illness refigures you – it’s like passing through a fire’
The Women’s prize winner reflects on the life‑threatening virus that shaped her writing, the superstitions that held her back, and why her prize-winning novel Hamnet speaks to our times

Lisa Allardice

27, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Dream review – the RSC's hi-tech Shakespeare only goes so far
A motion-captured Puck and computer-generated forest of fairies hint at possible futures for live performance

Susannah Clapp

21, Mar, 2021 @10:30 AM

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'Self-satisfied pork butcher': Shakespeare grave effigy believed to be definitive likeness
Exclusive: Bust in Holy Trinity church was modelled by tomb-maker Nicholas Johnson, research finds

Dalya Alberge

19, Mar, 2021 @3:09 PM

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From Gnomeo & Juliet to Baz Luhrmann: 10 of the best Romeo and Juliets
Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers have provided inspiration across stage and screen, via slang-singing gangs and warring garden ornaments

Chris Wiegand

19, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The RSC at 60: the glorious past and vital future of a theatrical revolution
The Royal Shakespeare Company survived establishment resistance and economic storms to become a powerhouse. How should it now change?

Michael Billington

19, Mar, 2021 @1:14 PM

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Ian McKellen's long-awaited return as Hamlet set for June
Shakespeare tragedy will be followed by The Cherry Orchard with a cast including Steven Berkoff and Jenny Seagrove

Chris Wiegand

19, Mar, 2021 @8:38 AM

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The RSC's hi-tech Dream opens up a world of theatrical possibility
This online experiment uses live motion capture to bring the fairies and sprites of A Midsummer Night’s Dream to vivid life

Arifa Akbar

17, Mar, 2021 @1:47 PM

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Beyond Shakespeare: a meander around Stratford-upon-Avon
Our writer moved to Stratford for the river and the glorious walks – and is a master at avoiding the tourists

Rebecca Nicholson

13, Mar, 2021 @6:00 PM

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From plague puns to isolation creation: what Shakespeare teaches us about pandemic life
After 60 years with the Bard, John Bell reflects on how the playwright turned home quarantine into a source of productivity

Kelly Burke

08, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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