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Shakespeare on the centenary of the Armistice

11 November 2018

Beyond the Deepening Shadow, Tower of London Nov 2018 The progress of the 1914-1918 Great War has been closely followed in the UK over the past four years. Radio and TV programmes,...

Cicely Berry, Head of Voice for the RSC

18 October 2018

Cicely Berry Cicely Berry’s name rarely appeared on any of the publicity for the RSC theatre productions in which she’d been involved, normally being tucked away towards...

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...