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Measure for Measure

It’s always a pleasure to see one of the less popular Shakespeare plays. Not to besmirch any worthy productions, but we tend to get rounds of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Midsummer Night’s Dream in gluts. There are so many ...

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The Importance of Being Earnest

I have declared my support for transmissions of theatre productions before. No, they don’t have the immediacy, intimacy or ephemerality of a live staging, but it is a good opportunity to allow people to see some form of a production ...

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Theatre Review: Man and Superman

Man and Superman is one of those plays where you leave and desperately wish to be able to pontificate on life, the universe, and everything with the merest fraction of wit and intelligence as the characters in it. I feel ...

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Theatre Review: Titus Andronicus

The Globe’s production of Titus Andronicus is the latest attempt to put the canonical oddity on stage. The play follows the bloody repercussions of a Roman conquest of the Goths. The general Titus returns to Rome only for his prisoners ...

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Neil Gaiman live at the Barbican

Neil Gaiman tweeted that he was going to be performing at the Barbican in London. I dropped what I was doing and headed immediately to the Barbican’s website and bought my tickets. That was back in January. When July finally ...

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Theatre review: The Crucible at the Old Vic

Hysteria, false accusations, religious zealots, revenge, adultery, and murder. What more could you ask for in a play? The Crucible is intense and somewhat terrifying. As you watch the hysteria take hold in Salem, you wonder how these people could ...

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