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As You Like It – Barbican Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Scott Matthewman All the world’s a stage, we hear from As You Like It’s most famous soliloquy. And so, muses Kimberley Sykes’ production for the RSC, is the Forest of Arden. Once action moves away from Duke Frederick’s court, the house lights come up and the theatre becomes the forest, the audience the ...

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Measure for Measure – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Sam Lowe Measure for Measure is an interesting case study for a Shakespeare play. It’s known for not really fitting agreeably into either genre box of comedy (meaning it possesses a happy ending) or tragedy. Shakespeare’s plays can be divided into the following: Tragedy, History, or Comedy. Some academics have even referred to ...

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Measure for Measure – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: James Garrington A powerful man offers help to a young woman in return for sexual favours. These days reading a headline like this may leave you feeling shocked, or maybe no longer surprised – for stories like this have been quite prominent in the news over the past several months as more and ...

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Antony and Cleopatra – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon

Josette Simon as Cleopatra and Antony Byrne as Mark Antony in Antony and Cleopatra

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Iqbal Khan Reviewer:  Cath Lyon From the powerhouse of Shakespeare, comes a powerhouse of a Shakespeare production. Antony and Cleopatra at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford is epic; powerful performances and eerily classic music are set against a simultaneously austere and regal set design that transports the audience seamlessly between chambers of Egypt and the ...

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Henry V – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: James Garrington This year marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, and the RSC are commemorating it with what is possibly the funniest and most entertaining version of Henry V that you could hope to see. Director Gregory Doran has approached the play with a nod to the past, both in ...

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Henry IV Part II – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Laura Maley Brought to life in 2012 as two thirds of the BBC’s The Hollow Crown Shakespeare trilogy (beginning with Richard II) masterminded by Sam Mendes, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s artistic director Gregory Doran brings Henry IV Parts I &II on tour, after a critically acclaimed run in Stratford-upon-Avon. Where Part I sees ...

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