Stars to mark 400 years of the Bard, but why is the playwright still so popular?
After 'one hell of a week', actor says being recorded on stage is 'mortifying'
Only known portrait of Shakespeare made in his lifetime is 'the literary discovery of the century'
'The valiant never taste of death but once' - quotes to celebrate the bard's birthday and death day
Team of researchers discover that King Richard III sustained 11 wounds, nine of them to the skull
Dolce vita take on Shakespeare's rarely seen early romance has comic fizz and complexity
Oscar-winning historical rom-com finds its true home in Lee Hall's delightful stage version, say critics
Two all-time ballet masterpieces and a gripping premiere leave critics in high spirits
Eve Best 'superb' as Cleopatra in Globe's entertaining revival of Shakespeare's tale of power and passion
'Exciting' but 'harrowing' revival of Shakespeare's most brutal play even has the critics swooning
RSC sublimely blends gloom and merriment in this insightful take on Shakespeare's history plays
Christopher Wheeldon's extraordinary new work for the Royal Ballet is a triumph, say critics
His final resting place will be decided by a court today, but who was Richard III?
Former Doctor Who star Tennant is 'electrifying' as Shakespeare's flawed king at RSC
London production is 'hideous'... while James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave are 'punishing' to watch, say the critics
Director Nancy Meckler finds a beguiling blend of humour and emotional truth in Shakespeare's problem play
Branagh's latest triumph will be beamed live from a deconsecrated church in Manchester
Shakespeare's magical rom-com gets a warm, comic staging, with an ‘irresistible Bottom'
Globe production finds comedy and tenderness in Shakespeare's enchanting masterpiece
Shakespeare's birthday was celebrated this week, but the idea he didn't write his plays won't go away