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The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Jonathan Munby Reviewer: Harry Stern   There is a great deal to admire in this new production of an old favourite and even more to enjoy. Actors and audience have a jolly time alike. Yet it remains a perennially problematic play which seems at first acquaintance to endorse a loathsome anti-Semitism from which the world needs ...

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The Winter’s Tale – The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Paul Miller Composer: Terry Davies Reviewer: Sheila Stratford [rating:4.5] The Winter’s Tale is a mythical story that despite tragedy leaves you with a warm and tender glow. This is one of Shakespeare’s late plays and for many one of his very best. The first act is full of tragedy as the King Leontes of Sicilia becomes ...

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The Dance of Death – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: August Strindberg, in a new version by Conor McPherson Director: Titas Halder Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:3.5] The Donmar’s residency at the Trafalgar Studios 2 continues to showcase the work of new directors and now sees Titas Halder taking on the 1900 Strindberg play The Dance of Death, in a new version by Conor McPherson. Edgar and Alice are fast ...

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