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Macbeth (GSP Studios) – private pre-release screening @ The Courthouse Hotel, London

17 June 2017

Macbeth is a play that has a strong association in the imaginary with its implied landscapes. The images of the heaths, mountains, caves and woods of Scotland, first captured in engravings...

Julius Caesar (Sheffield Theatres) @ The Crucible

1 June 2017

Julius Caesar is having a moment. The RSC are doing it in togas in Stratford; the Donmar’s celebrated all-female production is coming to cinemas in the summer; and Nicholas Hytner...

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I was speaking at a conference in Newcastle on ‘Offensive Shakespeare’,...

27 May 2017

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I was speaking at a conference in Newcastle on ‘Offensive Shakespeare’, the aim of the event being to theorise ‘offence’ in relation...

The Winter’s Tale (Cheek by Jowl) @ The Barbican: A Year On

24 April 2017

Regular readers will know that I’m writing a book on Cheek by Jowl, a labour of love that will hopefully be out in 2018. It’s been fifteen months since I went out to Paris...