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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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The Taming of the Shrew – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Justin Audibert Reviewer: Katy Roberts William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew is a notoriously tricky play, and a bold choice for the second production in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2019 season, directed by Justin Audibert. Not least because of the decision to turn the play’s central conflict - between a fiery, headstrong woman, Katherine, and ...

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The Late Henry Moss – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Sam Shepard Director: Mel Hillyard Reviewer: Stephen Bates “You’re breathing and you’re yelling” the soon to be late Henry Moss is told to assure him that he is really still alive and, once his two sons have arrived to deal with his corpse, the yelling continues unabated. Sam Shepard’s searing examination of the psyche of the American male was ...

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The White Devil – Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon

Writer: John Webster Director: Maria Aberg Reviewer: Katy Roberts The Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre has, for the purposes of its Roaring Girl season, once again become a home for performances of Shakespeare's contemporaries with a series of lesser-known Jacobean plays, each with fiercely exciting and intriguing rôles for women. Rounding out the season is Maria Aberg's production of The ...

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We Are Proud to Present… – Bush Theatre, London

Writer: Jackie Sibblies Drury Director: Gbolahan Obisesan Reviewer: Stephen Bates Jackie Sibblies Drury has said that she had so little confidence that her play would ever be produced that she could not be bothered to find a short, snappy title for it. To explain, the full title is: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, ...

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