Royal Shakespeare Company

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Cymbeline review – Shakespeare’s knotty romance is a fabulous farewell for Doran
Departing artistic director Greg Doran reinvigorates this tale of a royal family in crisis with clarity and intelligence

Mark Lawson

04, May, 2023 @2:53 PM

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Gregory Doran: ‘Shakespeare defines things when you can’t’
As the RSC’s artistic director steps down after 35 years and 50 shows, he talks about the productions he’s most proud of, his new memoir, and the loss of his husband, the actor Antony Sher

Kate Kellaway

23, Apr, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Sue Laurie obituary
Other lives: Teacher of Alexander technique who helped actors and directors improve their physical and mental approach to stage work

Sophie Laurie

19, Apr, 2023 @4:44 PM

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Sheila Yarwood obituary
Other lives: Longstanding theatre critic for the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald

Keith Yarwood

16, Apr, 2023 @4:55 PM

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The week in theatre: Hamnet; You Bury Me; Pussycat in Memory of Darkness – review
Shakespeare’s wife moves centre stage in Lolita Chakrabarti’s pivotal adaptation of Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet, while urgent productions from two small London theatres tackle recent history head on

Susannah Clapp

16, Apr, 2023 @9:30 AM

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Hamnet review – slick adaptation captures Shakespeare’s horrified unravelling
Lolita Chakrabarti’s staging of Maggie O’Farrell’s moving novel about the death of the playwright’s son – and his resurrection in Hamlet – is powerfully played, with the occasional cheesy line

Arifa Akbar

13, Apr, 2023 @12:02 PM

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Hamnet on stage: Maggie O’Farrell and Lolita Chakrabarti on adapting the hit novel for the RSC
O’Farrell’s novel about Shakespeare losing his young son to the plague struck a powerful chord in lockdown. She and Chakrabarti discuss class, place and loss in their theatre adaptation

Claire Armitstead

02, Apr, 2023 @9:00 AM

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My Neighbour Totoro to return to the Barbican
The Studio Ghibli adaptation, which is up for nine Olivier awards this weekend, will open in November

Chris Wiegand

29, Mar, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Julius Caesar review – timeless account of the flimsiness of power
Atri Banerjee’s RSC production stresses the remarkable universality of the play’s examination of leaders and the led

Mark Lawson

29, Mar, 2023 @1:53 PM

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Geraldine James cast as Rosalind in RSC production of As You Like It
The 72-year-old actor will play a young woman in the latest example of age-blind casting in a Shakespeare production

Chris Wiegand

23, Mar, 2023 @11:15 AM

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‘I’m no white man in a toga’: Thalissa Teixeira on having a stab at Brutus
The actor, better known as a TV cop, is portraying Julius Caesar’s assassin in a first for the RSC. She reveals why she’s been studying revolutionaries, from Mexican Zapatistas to Welsh nationalists

David Jays

13, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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My Neighbour Totoro nominated for nine Olivier awards
Stage version of 1988 Japanese animation leads the pack while Standing at the Sky’s Edge has eight nominations

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

28, Feb, 2023 @4:16 PM

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