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Titus Andronicus – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Harry Stern There's an awful lot of blood in Shakespeare's most viscerally Jacobean of plays and Lucy Bailey's production doesn't shy away from showing it in all its gory glory. Rather, it revels in the sanguinary to the extent that it has been likened to the work of the celebrated and gruesome cine-ghoul ...

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Eternal Love: The Story of Abelard and Heloise – Darlington Civic Theatre

Writer: Howard Brenton Director: John Dove Reviewer: Mark Clegg Although not as famous as other doomed lovers like Romeo and Juliet or Arthur and Guinevere, the story of Abelard and Eloise is more rooted in fact and history than the others, and is consequently perhaps the more emotional tale. Set in Medieval France, the story sees Abelard the philosopher and ...

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Eternal Love – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Howard Brenton Director: John Dove Reviewer: Glen Pearce   When you think of Shakespeare’s Globe and a classic love story you instantly think of Romeo &Juliet, but in Eternal Love (first performed at The Globe under its previous title In Extremis). A love affair between a 12th Century scholar and his pupil seems a less likely subject for a ...

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NEWS: English Touring Theatre celebrates 21st Birthday with first 2014 season announcements

In 2014 English Touring Theatre, the country’s leading touring company, turns 21. Today the company announced the first part of its exciting touring commitments to celebrate its birthday year. The company unveiled touring and casting details for Howard Brenton’s Eternal Love (formerly entitled In Extremis) alongside full touring details for Brian Friel’s Translations and Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30, the ...

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The Taming Of The Shrew – Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Joe Murphy Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   This week the grubby red and white circus tent is pitched on the stage of the wonderfully restored Regency playhouse opposite the brewery. This touring The Taming of the Shrew opened in Portsmouth back in June, and has played "wet and windy Cambridge" and "boiling Malta" among many other ...

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Henry VI Part 1 – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Michael Hootman [rating:4] It could be said that the problem with Shakespeare's Histories is that they tend to blur into various squabbles among blokes named after counties coupled with one long, inexplicable war with the French. Daunting as this may seem, don't let lack of a History A Level put you off. It ...

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