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Methodical madness

I played ‘Polonius’ once in Tom Stoppard’s stage play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead – a tragicomedy that focuses on two minor characters – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern – from Shakespeare’s… 421 more words


Shakespeare in Love

It is always strange to go to a play or musical based on a film, particularly one you know well. With a book, you know that the adaptation will simplify and change the material of necessity, so it will take on its own life. 508 more words

"Shakespeare In Love" -- The Play.

Shakespeare In Love has been adapted for the stage by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) from the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard.  It’s currently in previews at the Noël Coward Theatre in London, w/an official opening on 23 July 2014. 112 more words

Coming Attractions

Shakespeare in Love review

Review of Shakespeare in Love  (LINKED) in the new stage version, featuring Tom Bateman as Will Shakespeare and Lucy Briggs-Owen as Viola. We’ve seen seven plays in London in a fortnight. 21 more words

Lucy Briggs-Owen

Acts of Acting

“There we were – demented children mincing about in clothes that no one ever wore, speaking as no man ever spoke, swearing love in wigs and rhymed couplets, killing each other with wooden swords, hollow protestations of faith hurled after empty promises of vengeance – and every gesture, every pose, vanishing into the thin unpopulated air. 40 more words


Anna Karenina

Based on the novel by Leo Tolsty

Spreenplay by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Joe Wright

Review written – 8th September 2012

It is hard to consolidate my views on Anna Karenina into a concise, coherent piece of writing. 631 more words