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By M A Haridy | Theatre TODAY Worldwide

The Editor's View: Theatre can learn from circus | Opinion

“Why are you running a circus special?” someone who works in theatre asked me the other day.<p>I didn’t have an immediate answer. It seemed such an odd …

Dance

The Lonesome West review at Royal Court Liverpool

Liverpool’s Royal Court has built an impressively loyal audience base over the past 10 years with its programme of broad, playful comedy and …

Books

Theatre freelance workers welcome government U-turn on ‘nightmare’ tax proposals

Actors and other freelance theatre professionals are “very pleased” to see the government’s controversial Making Tax Digital reforms dropped after …

Taxes

Playwrights at National, RSC and Royal Court get 2% pay increase

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain has negotiated a 2% increase in minimum fees with three of the country’s leading theatres.<p>The National Theatre, …

Royal Family

32 New Broadway and Off Broadway Shows Worth Seeing in 2017 (Vulture)

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2016 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Winners Announced - Anthony Lee Medina, Shanae'a Moore and More!

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The great Australian plays: The Torrents, the Doll and the critical mass of Australian drama (The Conversation )

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What's the point of having a smash hit with nowhere to go? (The Stage)

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Visual for Original Stageplay ‘Sabiiro no Armor’ Revealed

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Top 10 Revivals That Are Overdue (OnStage)

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How to Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday

Shakespeare was born and died on 23 April – and over 400 years on, we are still celebrating his birthday. Joining up with a Bard birthday bash is the …

William Shakespeare

Happy Shakespeare Day! Classic quotes and insults from the bard

Shakespeare Day is a chance for people all over the world to celebrate the famous bard who brought us plays such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and …

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare: Timeline of his Life

This William Shakespeare timeline reveals that his plays and sonnets cannot be separated. Although he was undoubtedly a genius, he was also a product …

'Hamlet Globe to Globe' chronicles the most idealistic theatrical tour ever

How London's renowned Globe Theatre took their production of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' to 190 countries in the space of two years.<p>It’s perhaps no …

Books

Why is Shakespeare’s Henry VIII so rarely staged?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>We seem to be fascinated with the Tudors, and can’t get enough Shakespeare – so how come his play Henry VIII is never performed?<p><i>John Brown,</i> …

Henry Viii

How ‘Sherlock of the library’ cracked the case of Shakespeare’s identity

Literary detective Heather Wolfe reveals how her passion for manuscripts helped unravel mystery of who the bard really was<p>Deep in the Folger Library, in Washington DC, Heather Wolfe says that studying Shakespeare makes an ideal preparation for the onset of Trump’s America. You can see her point: …

Literature

Hamlet at Macroberts Arts Centre • reviewsphere

To be or not to be, that is the question.<p>Whether a performance of an immortal play will rise-up and speak to a new generation, or fail to resonate …

Literature

Review: A Scam Artist’s Masterwork in ‘Six Degrees of Separation’

That dangerous young man who calls himself Paul Poitier has grown up in the 27 years since he first set foot on a New York stage. All right, perhaps not “grown up,” since we’re still talking about a narcissistic con artist of adolescent fecklessness and zero self-knowledge. But there’s no doubt …

Books

Obsession review – Jude Law channels Macbeth in tale of passion and murder

Barbican, London Law and Halina Reijn impress in Ivo van Hove’s stylish stage version of Visconti’s 1942 film but the production glosses over the original’s harsh story<p>Jude Law is the big draw in this stage version of Luchino Visconti’s 1942 movie and he is beautifully matched by his …

Film (UK)

Shakespeare Celebrations LIVE BLOG - Stratford Herald

We’ll be posting updates throughout the day as Stratford-upon-Avon celebrates its most famous son, William Shakespeare…<p>The celebrations officially …

11 Strange Shakespeare Adaptations

Today, April 23rd, is Talk Like Shakespeare Day (as well as Shakespeare's birthday). To honor the occasion, here’s a look at 11 of the strangest …

Cool Stuff

‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Eugene O’Neill Shatters the American Myth in ‘Electra’

A culture saturated with artifice and false promises of success and happiness doesn’t easily accommodate the kinds of ideas playwright Eugene O’Neill …

Liberal POV

Shakespeare died 401 years ago, but original scripts from his era live on in a new digital archive

One was a roguish figure and possible spy, stabbed to death after a mysterious arrest. Another wrote works of biting and often cynical satire. A third wrote only a few plays before dying in his early 30s, but not after penning some of the finest, and still startling, works of Elizabethan …

The Arts

The Top 12 Most-Revived Plays Since 1950

Can you guess which plays have played Broadway the most in the last half-century?<p>With a season that included the sixth Broadway production of <i>The</i> …

Playwrights

This Idiotic Meme Says A Black Woman Wrote Shakespeare. It has 20,000 Retweets.

And now, another attempt to claim William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright who ever lived and arguably the greatest poet, was not the author of …

William Shakespeare

Best theatre shows this week: Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe and more

'Emma Rice kicks off' was a phrase heard in plenty of corners of the theatre world last week, but only in our critics' picks is it a football …

Romeo and Juliet

Citizens Theatre has just made the announcement we’d all been hoping for

Citizens Theatre has today confirmed Trainspotting will return to its stage after teasing theatre buffs with an upcoming surprise announcement at the …

Entertainment

Five-day theatre fest opens at BSA

With the theme “Shilpa-Sangskriti- Srijanshilata, Joy Joy Joy Manobota”, a five day theatre festival opened on April 24 at Bangladesh Shilpakala …

Festivals

The Rabble interrogate Joan of Arc's authentic voice beyond the male gaze

<b>THEATRE<br>JOAN ★★★½<br>The Rabble, Theatre Works<br>Until April 30</b><p>Almost everything The Rabble has made since it was founded in 2006 has been extraordinary. …

Joan of Arc