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Hall, Barton and Goodwin: three grand old men of the RSC

31 August 2018

Peter Hall as he was when taking over the RSC, circa 1961 At the end of August it begins to feel that summer is coming to a close and autumn is on its way. While this can feel like...

Shakespeare and the People’s Vote

27 June 2018

While the Stratford4Europe group were waiting for the coach back from the People’s Vote March on 23 June 2018, somebody asked “Which way would Shakespeare have voted in...

Shakespeare and the strangers: Refugee Week

23 June 2018

This week, 18-24 June 2018, has been Refugee Week in the UK . This is its twentieth year, timed to coincide with the worldwide Refugee Day, 20 June. The need to remember the plight...

Donmar’s all-female Shakespeare Trilogy comes to TV

17 June 2018

I’ve written a number of blog posts, over several years, about Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female Shakespeare trilogy that began at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London. One’s...