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Mark Carey’s Into the Breach: a Shakespearean one-man show

10 December 2017

Into the Breach poster People who are best known as actors often have many strings to their bows. David Garrick was a talented writer and today Antony Sher has become a distinguished...

Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021

8 December 2017

There have been great celebrations since Coventry was been named as the 2021 UK City of Culture. It was an unexpected winner, most people’s view of the city being based on the...

David Garrick at 3

24 November 2017

A print of David Garrick as Richard III Events to mark the 300th anniversary of David Garrick’s birth have been taking place all year. Born in 1717, Garrick burst onto the London...

Ovid and Shakespeare: the world’s greatest storytellers

19 November 2017

Ovid: The Poet and the Emperor Anyone who’s interested in Shakespeare will have heard the name Ovid, but how much do we really know about him? I’ve written a couple of...