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BOOK REVIEW: Drawn to the Globe

Author: Chris Duggan Publisher: Ancon Hill Publishing Reviewer: John Roberts Published to coincide with The Globe’s 20th year of performance and of course in the 400th year of Shakespeare Drawn to the Globe is a little gem of a book for any lover of theatre and indeed Shakespeare. Artist Chris Duggan has over the past 20 years stood through all ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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Shakespeare Untold – The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Writer: Harper Ray and Adam Sibbald Reviewer: John Roberts Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre have struck gold, not only have they created two neatly packed fringe friendly shows running at a bum friendly 50minutes each but they have also found a way to finally make Shakespeare truly accessible not only to children but adults as well. Romeo &Juliet (The Party Planners Tale) ...

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Macbeth (in Cantonese) – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

  Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Tang Shu-Wing Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Shakespeare has claim to being the greatest playwright who has ever lived. Testament to this is the extent to which his plays are still performed in almost every country and every language in the world. Somehow this man who wrote a collection of stories to amuse his audience 400 ...

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Romeo and Juliet – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole/Tim Hoare Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Dominic Dromgoole's final touring production before finishing his tenure as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe is a pared-back Elizabethan style booth staging of Shakespeare's much-loved tragedy Romeo and Juliet.With multiple rôles and minimal props the actors delivera 'strollingplayer' take on the Bard's blockbuster. Atmosphere is such a critical element of ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: Searching for Shakespeare – A Darwinian approach

... to storytelling, and to Shakespeare… Previews done. Tech done. Dress rehearsal, complete and so, a little time to scribble blog 2. There is, of course, an embarrassment of riches when it comes to taking any of Shakespeare’s plays as source material, but it was the evolution of ‘Shakespeare Untold’ that I wanted to touch on in this blog, in ...

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Doctor Scroggy’s War – Shakespeare’s Globe

Writer: Howard Brenton Director: John Dove Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Innovation was a key part of the First World War and developments in machinery and battle techniques subjected men to more varied forms of human destruction. From poison gas to submarines, fighter aircraft to artillery shells, this raft of new weapons meant that death or injury could come at any time ...

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Dominic Dromgoole Reviewer: Pete Benson A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. It is set in the worlds of both privileged and working class Athenians and that of the fairies and their magic. At the centre of the play are the trials and tribulations of four lovers spellbound by various enchantments not ...

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