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The Winter’s Tale –National Theatre, London

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor:  Justin Audibert Director: Ruth Mary Johnson Reviewer: David Guest Young people know how to be hopeful and happy even when adults are acting childishly around them. That’s an oversimplification, but it’s certainly one of the themes explored in an enjoyable one hour version of The Winter’s Tale at the National Theatre. Kids aren’t bothered that it’s one ...

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Shakespeare Untold – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Sally Lofthouse and Tom Giles

Writers: Harper Ray and Adam Sibbald, based on plays of William Shakespeare Reviewer: Glen Pearce   One of the aspects being celebrated as we mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death is the continued fascination in his work and the ever-evolving methods of presenting his plays. While the plays themselves are, of course, open to numerous interpretations, Harper Ray and ...

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ED FRINGE BLOG: Searching For Shakespeare – Gender Play

Okay, so blogging is harder that I hard first realised, especially, in the headlights of the unstoppable juggernaut that is the Edinburgh Fringe. For my third scribbling on Shakespeare’s presence here, I’ve been drawn to the women who are using him as inspiration and fuel to create their own projects. As ever with Edinburgh there are a plethora of brave ...

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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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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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ED FRINGE BLOG: Searching for Shakespeare with Tom Giles

Hi there, I’m Tom Giles. I’m going to be blogging (well, attempting to) about Shakespeare and his influence at this year's #Edfringe2015. (Fear not - that will probably be my last hashtag.) By means of an opening gambit, I’d like you all to know that this is all my mother’s fault. The first encounter I had with Shakespeare, that I ...

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Muse of Fire – Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Director: Harper Ray Reviewer: Elizabeth Vile Fizzing with enthusiasm, this site specific production takes the audience on an interactive and imaginative journey around this unique building. A selection of intimate and detailed scenes are loosely linked together by the strange disappearance of the builders who have been working deep under the newly constructed Sam Wannamaker Theatre. The audience’s task is ...

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One Sandwich Short of a Genius – Smock Alley, Dublin

Director: Zoë Seaton Writer: Zoë Seaton &Shelley Atkinson Reviewer: Ciarán Leinster Leaving One Sandwich Short of a Genius, it was impossible to not feel a pang of regret, because there’s clearly a large amount of talent on show here. However, for every genuine belly laugh, there was a regrettably cheap gag that made the experience far too similar to a ...

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