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O’Thello

Dickens turns 205 today. The birthday of a Victorian author, even one as famous as Dickens, may not seem an obvious day of reflection for Shakespeareans, but Dickens himself was an ardent Shakespearean. He himself celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday each year, and it is only fair that the favour be returned. There are numerous avenues to […]

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Henry V

Year of Shakespeare: Henry V on the BBC

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Henry V, dir. Thea Sharrock, 21 July 2012 on BBC 2 By Pete Orford Hmm. Henry V was always going to be a bit of a deal breaker here. While […]

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Richard II

Year of Shakespeare: Richard II on the BBC

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Richard II, dir. Rupert Goold, 30 June 2012 on BBC 2 By Pete Orford It comes as quite a shock, after the bounty of international Shakespeares this year, to come […]

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Henry VI part three

Year of Shakespeare: Henry VI Part Three

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Henry VI Part Three, National Theatre of Bitola, dir. by John Blondell, 13 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Pete Orford Clearly no-one told the Macedonians that the history plays are […]

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Henry VI part two

Year of Shakespeare: Henry VI Part Two

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Henry VI Part Two, National Theatre of Albania, dir. Adonis Filipi, 13 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Pete Orford And on to the next part of the Balkan trilogy. While these […]

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Henry VI part one

Year of Shakespeare: Henry VI Part One

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Henry VI Part One, National Theatre Belgrade, dir. Nikita Milivojevic, 13 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Pete Orford   Two things I never thought I would say about Henry VI […]

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