Shakespeare

Life portrait of Shakespeare revealed in ancient book

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Tue 19 May, AT 14:21

Only known portrait of Shakespeare made in his lifetime is 'the literary discovery of the century'

Shakespeare

William Shakespeare: ten quotes about birth and death

Summary
Thu 23 Apr, AT 15:40

'The valiant never taste of death but once' - quotes to celebrate the bard's birthday and death day

Painting of Richard III displayed in the London's The National Portrait Gallery

King Richard III's violent end revealed by scientists

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Wed 17 Sep, AT 13:50

Team of researchers discover that King Richard III sustained 11 wounds, nine of them to the skull

A dolce vita take on Shakespeare

Two Gentlemen of Verona – reviews of 'delightful' revival

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Thu 31 Jul, AT 07:32

Dolce vita take on Shakespeare's rarely seen early romance has comic fizz and complexity

Tome Bateman in Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love – reviews of 'joyous' West End staging

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Mon 28 Jul, AT 07:48

Oscar-winning historical rom-com finds its true home in Lee Hall's delightful stage version, say critics

Royal Ballet's triple bill

Royal Ballet – reviews of 'playful' new triple bill

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Thu 5 Jun, AT 07:47

Two all-time ballet masterpieces and a gripping premiere leave critics in high spirits

Antony and Cleopatra play

Antony and Cleopatra – reviews of 'cinematic' tragedy

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Wed 4 Jun, AT 07:47

Eve Best 'superb' as Cleopatra in Globe's entertaining revival of Shakespeare's tale of power and passion

Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus – reviews of 'bloody good' Shakespeare

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Tue 6 May, AT 07:55

'Exciting' but 'harrowing' revival of Shakespeare's most brutal play even has the critics swooning

The RSC Henry IV production

Henry IV Part 1 & II – reviews of RSC's 'vivid' history plays

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Tue 22 Apr, AT 08:00

RSC sublimely blends gloom and merriment in this insightful take on Shakespeare's history plays

The Royal Ballet's production of The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale – reviews of 'ambitious' Shakespeare ballet

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Wed 16 Apr, AT 07:39

Christopher Wheeldon's extraordinary new work for the Royal Ballet is a triumph, say critics

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