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"Now we have the medicine."

The Alchemist, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1st August 2016.

This fast-paced comedy has all the hallmarks of modern farce, with quick costume changes and characters racing in and out of different doors, ever-in-danger of the fraudsters’ tricks unravelling.   322 more words

"Now, Faustus, what will you do now?"

Doctor Faustus, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 27th July 2016.

The inner workings of Maria Ahlberg’s mind must be a dark and twisted place to dwell.  As with  515 more words

Doctor Faustus

I must confess I wasn’t overly thrilled when it was announced that Maria Aberg would be directing the RSC’s forthcoming production of Doctor Faustus. I really wasn’t keen on her version of… 405 more words

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Encore

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

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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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