Why 'Shakespeare deniers' pay a compliment to the Bard

Fri 26 Apr, AT 11:18 Crispin Black

Shakespeare's birthday was celebrated this week, but the idea he didn't write his plays won't go away

McAvoy's 'Mad Max' Macbeth is 'noisy, urgent and populist'

Hot Ticket Wed 27 Feb, AT 07:42

X-Men star McAvoy unlocks the riches of the Scottish play for newcomers to Shakespeare

Crispin Black

King Richard III was a man of courage and never a child-killer

Tue 26 Nov, AT 07:30 Crispin Black

His final resting place will be decided by a court today, but who was Richard III?

Revealed after 500 years: the face of King Richard III

Talking Point Tue 5 Feb, AT 11:32

Reconstruction based on skull found under car park suggests vilified monarch was 'very handsome'

Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry make Globe transfer a hit

Hot Ticket Tue 20 Nov, AT 07:26

Rylance's glorious star turn in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Richard III make for a sublime double bill

Anne-Marie Duff is 'a marvel' in Donmar's updated Berenice

Hot Ticket Mon 8 Oct, AT 08:16

Shameless star is terrific as lovelorn heroine in Hollinghurst's revamped Racine tragedy

Jonathan Pryce's 'horrible, beautiful' Lear at the Almeida

Hot Ticket Mon 17 Sep, AT 08:02

Jonathan Pryce is thrilling and deeply moving in Shakespeare's great family tragedy

Should Richard III get a state funeral? And if so, where?

Talking Point Thu 13 Sep, AT 15:35

It is time to re-evaluate Shakespeare's greatest villain, the last true 'English' king

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