Tag Archives: The Globe
King Lear at the Almeida

Year of Shakespeare: King Lear at the Almeida

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.   King Lear, directed by Michael Attenborough for the Almeida Theatre, 22 September 2012 By Sonia Massia, King’s College London Having sat through the first few minutes of Attenborough’s production of […]

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Timon

Year of Shakespeare: Timon of Athens at the National Theatre

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.   Timon of Athens, National Theatre, Dir. Nicholas Hynter at the Olivier, National Theatre, 14 July 2012 By Emily Linnemann, Shakespeare Institute It seems remarkably apt, given my post here last […]

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Cymbeline

Year of Shakespeare: Ninagawa’s Cymbeline in Japan

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.   At the end of May Yukio Ninagawa’s Cymbeline was performed at the Barbican in London, as part of the World Shakespeare Festival. John Lavagnino saw it there and reviewed it for […]

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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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Pigeon Livered

“Pigeon-livered”

Summer will soon be upon us, and so too will a plethora of touring productions of Shakespeare’s plays.  Shakespeare ‘al fresco’ is as much a part of British summertime as strawberries…. rain…… and unbecoming shorts.  It is little surprise that Shakespeare’s plays can take to the road with such ease – you don’t need a […]

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“Mingled yarn”

The Globe’s new production of ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’, directed by John Dove, is a real treat, and well worth catching should you be in London over the next few months.  Productions of this play are few and far between – this was only the second time I’ve seen the play on stage.  There […]

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To thrust or not to thrust?

Janet Suzman’s production of Antony and Cleopatra at the Liverpool Playhouse was a great success, acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. Paul Edmondson wrote perceptively about it in his blog last week. It was, necessarily at that address, unfashionable in being played on a proscenium arch stage. Reactions against such staging began as long ago […]

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