The Shakespeare Diaries has now been deemed worthy of academic study! See Tomasz Kowalski’s comparison of The Shakespeare Diaries with Christopher Rush’s Will in Other Modernities.
Micheal Billington has written an interesting article on Macbeth with particular reference to performances in England. You can read it here.
Here’s a review of Tom Hiddleston as Hamlet in a London production which runs for only three weeks at the 160 seat RADA theatre. All the tickets were sold weeks ago by ballot.
“This risible production butchers the language, turns Juliet into a squawking, pampered princess and makes everyone dance to the Village People.” That is Michael Billington’s verdict on the production of Romeo and Juliet and the Globe in London. You can read his full review here.
Simon Russell Beale’s Prospero receives high praise in this review in the Guardian. The production is also notable for its use of digital technology.
The current production of Cymbeline at the Globe is a “reworking of Cymbeline, ‘renamed and reclaimed’ as Imogen and brought into the cold light of modern gangland Britain.” For the remainder of this Telegraph review, click here.
Glenda Jackson, after years away from the stage as a Member of Parliament, is set to play King Lear. See the story here.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1963 production of The War of the Roses is to be shown at the Barbican in London during January 2016. You can read all about it here.