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Crowning Achievement in Shakespeare's Great Cycle of Kings

Electrifying! Captivating! Absorbing! Yes, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) performance of the Henriad (Richard II, Henry IV Part One and Henry IV Part two, 1,513 more words

Play Review

A Birthday Blog for the Bard

As the world marks the death of William Shakespeare, 400 years on, there have been many celebrations of his work across the globe. Today I want to share some of them – the ones that have particularly resonated with me.   441 more words


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. 4,469 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