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"Now here's a mess of friends"

The Roaring Girl, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 23rd July 2014.

On the whole, the RSC website is pretty good and relatively easy to navigate.  Perhaps the decision to include the most recent tweets is a flaw however – three appeared in the feed on the  460 more words

"Now I will be convinced or purge myself"

Arden of Faversham, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 21st July 2014.

The Swan is a truly beautiful space.  It perhaps lacks the hubbub of the RST, but you walk in and are immediately encased in cosy wooden balconies and a sense of history.   421 more words

The Rape Of Lucrece - June 2014

Experience: 9/10

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Elizabeth Freestone

Venue: Swan Theatre

Date: Thursday 26th June 2014

We saw this same production three years ago… 1,480 more words


The Roaring Girl - RSC at the Swan Theatre

This is a dreadful play, with a complicated, ludicrous plot, clunky dialogue, and language that is not so much old-fashioned as plain unattractive.  The defence that it’s a 400 year-old play and has to be judged against the standards of its time just doesn’t wash, when its time was Shakespeare’s time and this is a play being put on at Stratford by the RSC.   374 more words