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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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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 1 – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Generally speaking when preparing to attend a major theatre production you don’t want to learn that the lead actor has doubts about his suitability for the rôle. Yet you can understand Anthony Sher’s attitude. He is one of our greatest classical, and most versatile, actors but has a gravity about him ...

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Richard II – Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards [Rating:4] With Gregory Doran now at the helm of the RSC, here begins his ambitious attempt to stage every play in the Shakespeare canon between now and 2019, in celebration of the 450th anniversary of the bard’s birth and the 400th anniversary of his death. Richard II is perhaps a ...

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