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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

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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

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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

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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

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Stratford-Upon-Avon

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

Life

Swans

The Chinese Bridge at Croome with zigzag shadows of the low midday sun. In the far distance, the swans are having a break from swanning around on the River. 32 more words

Queen Anne - January 2016

Experience: 8/10

By Helen Edmundson

Directed by Natalie Abrahami

Venue: Swan Theatre

Date: Wednesday 13th January 2016

We enjoyed seeing this again, and while the performance had certainly come on a bit since November, I felt that overall it was just as good as last time, although Steve would have rated it at 9/10. 598 more words

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