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Much Ado About Nothing at Royal Exchange

The Stage, April 2014 The most recognisably modern of Shakespeare’s comedies, Much Ado About Nothing’s warring would-be couples who turn out to love each other really is a…

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare. Photo credite Ian Tilton (6)

Twelfth Night At Octagon Theatre

The Stage, March 2014 In the programme to this inventive production of Twelfth Night, director David Thacker does a quick bit of mental arithmetic. Incredibly, this is his…

Vanessa Redgrave, left, and Rhys Ifans star in Columbia Pictures' "ANONYMOUS"

Shakespeare film is pretty anonymous

Copy: The National, 06/11/11 >> So, Shakespeare didn’t write some of the greatest plays ever committed to paper. Well, that’s the conclusion of Roland Emmerich’s new film Anonymous…

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Macbeth remains child’s play

Saw the trailer for Anonymous the other day, the Roland Emmerich film which recasts the age-old debate about whether Shakespeare actually wrote his famous plays into a political…