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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 Cheltenham Literature Festival: Part 2

Following on from yesterday, here’s a further breakdown of some more of the events at one of the year’s biggest literary celebrations: Julian Barnes The Man-Booker winner was talking about his latest piece of non-fiction, Keeping An Eye Open: Essays ...

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Macbeth: Sound and fury

Oh, Shakespeare film adaptations: my forte! This is a fierce and muscular spin on Macbeth. Director Justin Kurzel takes full advantage of the rugged Scottish landscape (and fairly rugged cast members with the likes of Michael Fassbender being the foremost) ...

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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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Much Ado About Nothing

Some people might think that a Shakespearean comedy is a strange choice for the director of The Avengers and creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to take on. Back when Joss Whedon was working on Buffy and Angel, he used ...

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