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D16 Call Monday 11th July

Well that was something else, it really was. If I’m being honest I think that after appearing at the Barbican earlier this year I may have been a little blasé about our dates at Stratford. 1,053 more words

A Play For The Nation

Royal Shakespeare Company: Backstage Tour

I don’t suppose anyone who reads this blog is in any doubt that I love Shakespeare, and one of my favourite things in the world to to is take a trip to Stratford upon Avon and see some plays. 1,478 more words


Don Quixote

Shakespeare’s anniversary this year, while it has been justly celebrated, has also somewhat overshadowed the anniversary of another significant figure in literature, Miguel de Cervantes. The Spanish author has been credited with inventing the modern novel with the publication of… 325 more words


Henry V, 2015 the RSC at Stratford Upon Avon

Overall experience: 5/5

Performance: 4/5

Director: Gregory Doran
Date: October 2015
Location: The RSC, Startford-Upon-Avon

Having studied the Henriad for my finals papers in June, I was delighted to hear the RSC announce it’s production if Henry V earlier this year. 915 more words


Doctor Faustus - March 2016

Experience: 3/10

By Christopher Marlowe

Directed by Maria Aberg

Venue: Swan Theatre

Date: Wednesday 30th March 2106

Maria Aberg is fast heading for “Danger, Will Robinson” status, given to those directors whose work we avoid so as not to waste any of our precious remaining minutes on this planet. 3,871 more words


Some nominations for Oppenheimer

I would be happier if Oppenheimer got more recognitions from the theatreland: time goes by and some important awards of season 2015-2016 seem to have forgotten how beautiful, entertaining and well performed this play was, giving preference to newest productions and, even more irritating, to more famous – not necessarily more deserving – actors! 283 more words



Last week, everyone in my semester program spent 3 days getting close to Shakespeare. We did have a short workshop I mentioned in my last post, but most of our time was spent being tourists, which included a lot of food :) 593 more words