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Richard II - Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Centre - review

Warning: this post contains many spoilers for the production, so if you’re planning to watch the production or the DVD, I would highly recommend doing that before reading this. 4,440 more words


Review: King and Country Cycle @ Barbican ****

Once more unto the…no, wait, I’ve already used that pun…

Basically, it’s the final part of my look at the Barbican’s King and Country Cycle and how I would rate it overall. 596 more words


Such is the breath of kings: Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings at the Barbican

Last weekend, I went to see the RSC’s Cycle of Kings at the Barbican Theatre. Richard II on Friday night, Henry IV parts I and II on Saturday, matinee and evening show respectively, and then finally Henry V for the Sunday matinee. 2,743 more words

News | The Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Winter 2016 Season

The RSC brings Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary year in Stratford-upon-Avon to a close with a powerful programme, matching two major Shakespeare titles with two irreverent Jacobean comedies and a new play from Anders Lustgarten, which plays out across 400 years between Caravaggio’s Naples and the housing estates of Bootle. 544 more words


Henry V

Henry V
Director: Gregory Doran
Writer: William Shakespeare
Cast: Alex Hassell, Jennifer Kirby, Sam Marks, Antony Byrne, Oliver Ford Davies, Sean Chapman, Daniel Abbott, Simon Thorp… 415 more words


RSC's 'Henry V' is more Hal than Harry

Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” Parts 1 and 2 chronicle the growth of feckless frat boy Hal into sober ruler-in-waiting Harry. “Henry V” should be the culmination of that transformation: the growth of a young King into a leader. 1,052 more words

Theatre Reviews

"'Tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings": Henry V at the Barbican

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Henry V, running at the Barbican till late January, is extremely timely, arriving on the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. 852 more words