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.
If you are ever in Somerset and find yourself in need of a picturesque, historical pub that serves good food and some real ales, you might try the Lowtrow Cross Inn. It doesn’t quite date to Shakespeare’s time, but the name “Lowtrow” does have an association with the Battle of Agincourt which, of course, is central to Henry V. (The pub’s website gives all the details on that.)
It’s in the village of Upton, about 15 miles west of Taunton, and on the edge of Exmoor. In addition, the Inn is now offering Bed and Breakfast at £65 per night (bookings can be made through the Lowtrow link above). It’s a great place to stay.
Disagreements about Shakespeare’s sexuality have erupted between various Shakespeare scholars, as reported in the Daily Telegraph. Brian Vickers argues that Shakespeare’s sonnets are not autobiographical (and hence give no indication of his sexuality), while Stanley Wells has taken an opposing view. For a portrayal of Shakespeare’s bisexuality, see The Shakespeare Diaries.
If you are interested in details of productions of Shakespeare’s plays on the London stage from 1 January 1890 through 31 December 1959, check out http://www.jpwearing.wordpress.com. A series of calendars provides what plays were performed, where, and by whom. Bibliographies of reviews, commentaries, and other useful information is also provided.