William Shakespeare

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Top 10 books about lies and liars | Aja Raden
The untruths we believe in all to easily drive books by authors from Shakespeare to F Scott Fitzgerald and Neil Gaiman

Aja Raden

15, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Poem of the week: Sonnet 65 by William Shakespeare
This reflection on ‘sad mortality’ is a shining tribute to the power of love

Carol Rumens

13, Sep, 2021 @9:56 AM

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Romeo + Juliet review – an intense rush of love and hate
Taking elements of contemporary, hip-hop, classical Indian and streetdance, Rosie Kay’s version of Shakespeare has a clamour of activity and ideas

Sanjoy Roy

09, Sep, 2021 @10:02 AM

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Stratford-upon-Avon revives medieval recruitment drive at ‘mop fair’
Hopes that tradition from 14th century will help ease pressure on hospitality sector in area

Joanna Partridge

01, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Madeline Miller on The Song of Achilles: ‘It helped people come out to their parents’
The American novelist describes how she overcame her fears of a classical backlash to write a gay love story about Achilles and Patroclus

Madeline Miller

27, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘You think wrong!’: top 10 rants in literature
Some distrust kvetching in print, but writers from Shakespeare to Valerie Solanas show there’s nothing wrong with constructive – and even destructive – criticism

Lucy Ellmann

25, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Twelfth Night review – impeccable staging of Shakespeare’s merriest romp
Imaginative directorial tweaks and an expert cast bring out the full effects of a text stuffed with double-meanings, gender-swapped disguises and dextrous language

Arifa Akbar

11, Aug, 2021 @12:07 AM

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Something wicked this way comes: the Lord Chamberlain’s Men on tour – photo essay
The outdoor theatre company will cover more than 12,000 miles this summer, visiting more than 60 venues. Guardian photographer David Levene joined the Macbeth road trip

Chris Wiegand Photography and interviews by David Levene

22, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Misheard names are no Bard thing | Brief letters
Brief letters: Fashion | Shakespeare | Young adult fiction | Poetry

Letters

18, Jul, 2021 @4:39 PM

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Experience: I was stabbed while playing Hamlet
The audience thought it was part of the play and gave us a round of applause. I remember thinking I was about to die

Conor Madden

16, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Exhibition reveals how Shakespeare’s Hal has excused royal heirs for centuries
New show uncovers a long tradition for princes of Wales to excuse their own behaviour by comparing it to Prince Hal’s

Alison Flood

15, Jul, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Twelfth Night review – love’s a costume change away in backstage drama
Shakespeare’s play on the unreliability of appearances works well in the wings of a theatre, but this 90-minute streamlining perhaps cuts too much

Mark Fisher

11, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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