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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: the impact of Shakespeare on contemporary literature

Tom Stoppard’s absurdist play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1966) is a modern continuation of Shakespeare’s most important legacy: to push boundaries, question the existing order of things, and even…

Interview with The Taming of the Shrew Director Minna Gillett

How have you adapted the original Shakespeare text in this new interpretation? What recontextualisations can we expect? The most notable thing is the gender swapping of some of the characters.…

Review: Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet

If you love ballet, and Matthew Bourne’s choreographically complex interpretations, then you will love this as one of the most ambitious, but if you love Shakespeare, and are looking for…

Titus Andronicus: the original slasher film

Look, I get it. The fifteen and sixteen hundreds were brutal. But what I don’t appreciate, William, is reading a play that includes a man being burned alive and his…

Fringe 2023: A Comedy of Tenors

A Comedy of Tenors, hosted by the Royal Scots Club, is a worthy and feel-good slice of Fringe theatre. At a runtime of roughly two hours (including an interval!), it…

Fringe 2023: Lear Alone

Created in partnership with Crisis UK, Lear Alone is an experimental hour of theatre that uses just King Lear’s lines from Shakespeare’s original play to offer perspectives on homelessness, mental…

Fringe 2023: Sh!t Faced Shakespeare

I’ve seen a lot of really funny things already this Fringe, but nothing has made me laugh quite as much as Sh!t Faced Shakespeare. Sh!t Faced Shakespeare is a ridiculous…

Fringe 2023: Sheldrake on Shakespeare: Live!

I am a die-hard Shakespeare fan, and I don’t know if that makes me easy or difficult to please. But I simply couldn’t pass up an invite to a show…