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The Two Noble Kinsmen - Swan Theatre

The Two Noble Kinsmen is Shakespeare’s last play, which he is believed to have co-written with John Fletcher. Two friends, Palamon and Arcite, are put in prison, and they both fall in love with Emilia who is the sister in law of their captor, Theseus. 104 more words


Shakespeare in Wales this January

Happy New Year, everyone!

Now that the New Year’s Eve hangovers have mostly worn off and the Christmas diet of sweets and pudding is behind us, we can look forward to what 2017 has to offer. 494 more words

Shakespeare Cymru

The Seven Acts of Mercy

Following The Tempest, I moved to the Swan Theatre for a performance of the RSC’s newest play, The Seven Acts of Mercy. Written by Anders Lustgarten, it is named after Caravaggio’s 1616 painting and is set both at the time of the work’s creation and in 2016 Bootle, where a young boy tries to put his art-loving grandfather’s compassionate principles into practice by performing seven “acts of mercy” of his own. 262 more words


The Rover

Playing alongside The Two Noble Kinsmen in the Swan Theatre this season is The Rover: both plays formed part of the Swan’s opening season back in 1986, and have been chosen to be produced once again this year. 366 more words


The Two Noble Kinsmen

2016 marks the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, of course, but it also marks 30 years since the opening of the Swan Theatre at the RSC in Stratford. 388 more words


Review of RSC's "The Two Noble Kinsmen"

I went to see “The Two Noble Kinsmen” by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher last night with a friend who is a theatre enthusiast like me and just like me is very much deprived of its pleasures due to…life. 595 more words