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Coriolanus in Conversation

It was a full cinema. Any new Shakespeare film is bound to be an interesting cultural moment. And this one stars Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave (in her first Shakespearian film role). Last evening The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, in partnership with The Stratford Picture House, shared a premiere showing of Coriolanus on the eve of […]

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John Philip Kemble as Coriolanus in the 18th century

Shakespeare’s Iron Ladies

Last night I saw The Iron Lady which confirmed to me that Meryl Streep as Lady Thatcher really is as good as everyone has been saying that she is. As a portrayal it seemed on the whole to be sympathetic, but we are (quite properly) not allowed to forget why Thatcher became unpopular and why […]

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