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Twelfth Night (National Theatre) @ National Theatre At Home

The choice of the National Theatre to broadcast Simon Godwin’s Twelfth Night to homes to mark Shakespeare’s deathday on 23 April was a canny one; a crowd-pleasing comedy, with known quantities (Oliver Chris as Orsino and the...
From: The Bardathon on 24 Apr 2020

Live streaming Shakespeare during lockdown

Schaubuehne Theatre Hamlet It’s spring 2020 and many of us are confined to home in social isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. With theatres, museums, galleries and cinemas closed, cultural organisations have been quick to announce initiatives...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Mar 2020

Screening: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by the National Theatre

The NT Live screening of Dream will take place in selected Irish cinemas on 17 October, 22 October, 3 November, and 6 November. For details, see the NT Live website. [Copied from the NT Live website.] ‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 7 Oct 2019

Sir Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale I was delighted to hear, a few weeks ago, that actor Simon Russell Beale has been awarded a knighthood. I’ve always enjoyed seeing him on stage and television, in particular watching him taking on many of Shakespeare’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 31 Aug 2019

Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre/NT Live) @ Broadway Cinema

In November, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo became the first pair of co-leads in over thirty years to win the two Best Actor prizes at the Evening Standard Theatre awards. The casting alone, perhaps, made this not entirely unexpected; two Oscar-nominated...
From: The Bardathon on 7 Dec 2018

Theatre: Macbeth, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, 15 – 19 September 2019

Tickets from €16 at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war.  Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. The National Theatre, creators of War...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 12 Sep 2018

The Old Vic at

The Old Vic, London 11 May 2018 is the 200th anniversary of the opening of one of the most important theatres in the UK, known as the Old Vic. It was originally named the Royal Coburg Theatre, after Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg and his wife Princess...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 May 2018

Macbeth @ The National Theatre

‘Now, after a civil war’ declared the programme, presaging the latest in a long line of not-quite-now post-apocalyptic settings for a major Shakespearean production. In Rufus Norris’s hands, the concept was at its laziest; not here the...
From: The Bardathon on 28 Apr 2018

Review: Julius Caesar – National Theatre Live

The National Theatre’s Julius Caesar, screened in cinemas around Ireland on March 22nd, opened with the usual live screening announcements. Microphone in hand, the announcer informed us of the running time, advertised upcoming NT events, and cautioned...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 24 Mar 2018

The Winter’s Tale (National Theatre) @ The Dorfman

I’m something of a Winter’s Tale completist these days, so it was a joy to get to see the National’s new touring version for young people. Stripped down to an hour and five minutes, Justin Audibert’s pared-down production took...
From: The Bardathon on 16 Feb 2018

18: The Year of Macbeth

Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear in the National Theatre’s Macbeth Macbeth is known as Shakespeare’s unluckiest play. For generations it has been referred to by the superstitious as “The Scottish Play” because even speaking its...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Feb 2018

Monologues not by Shakespeare

Monologues not by Shakespeare. Tr. Marlous Lange Peters. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij International Theatre and Film Books, with Het Vijfde Bedrijf, 2016.Review by Paul Franssen (Utrecht University) As the title suggests, this book contains a collection of...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 6 Jun 2017

New Year’s Honours for Shakespeare

Patricia Routledge At the beginning of 2017 the New Year’s Honours List was published in which the great and the good were recognised for their services. Following the successful 2016 Rio Olympics it was inevitable that many of those honoured would...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 8 Jan 2017

London stage, 2016: a year for the women

Best female performances: Jade Anouka, Adelayo Adedayo It’s been a rich year for female roles. Denise Gough in People Places and Things (Wyndham, transferred from the National Theatre) as the lying, addicted anti-heroine deservedly got an Olivier,...
From: Parthenissa on 1 Jan 2017

Richard II (National Theatre/Illuminations) on DVD

We owe Illuminations a huge debt of gratitude. Its ongoing ‘Screen Plays’ series, reviving and making available classic television productions, has already brought us An Age of Kings and The Wars of the Roses, and now it delivers a beautifully...
From: The Bardathon on 11 Dec 2016

Harley Granville Barker, Shakespeare and the theatre

Harley Granville Barker in uniform 25 November is the birthday of the great man of the theatre, Harley Granville Barker. Barker was born in 1877 and in 2009 Richard Eyre proclaimed him his hero and “the father of modern British theatre”....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Nov 2015

As You Like It (Shakespeare; dir. Polly Findlay), National Theatre, London, October 2015

I saw the second preview of this, so held off posting until after it had opened (and what follows are my off-the-cuff responses jotted down right after I saw the show and not really reconsidered since then). Given that it was a preview, I perhaps shouldn’t...
From: dispositio on 10 Nov 2015

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