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William Shakespeare: ten quotes about birth and death

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

One-Minute Read
Wed 17 Sep, AT 13:50

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

RSC's All's Well That Ends Well 'holds audiences spellbound'

Hot Ticket
Wed 31 Jul, AT 08:20

Director Nancy Meckler finds a beguiling blend of humour and emotional truth in Shakespeare's problem play

Trevor Nunn's Kiss Me, Kate revival is an absolute joy

Hot Ticket
Thu 29 Nov, AT 07:47

Cole Porter's battle-of-the-sexes comedy is 'a tried and tested Rolls Royce of a show'

Stephen Fry

Critics hail Stephen Fry's return to the stage in Twelfth Night

First Reaction
Mon 1 Oct, AT 14:50

Seventeen years after fleeing to Belgium because of a bad theatre review, Fry's return as Malvolio is lauded

Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens: a timely, viciously funny revival

Hot Ticket
Tue 24 Jul, AT 07:13

Nicholas Hytner's modern take on Shakespeare's neglected work is 'freshly minted' for today

Jeremy Paxman

Win tickets to see Paxman at Stratford lit fest

First Post
Fri 13 Apr, AT 13:03

Newsnight host Jeremy Paxman is among the speakers at the Stratford Literary Festival

Francois Hollande

Clever-clogs Hollande and the great Shakespeare mash-up

Media Watch
Fri 27 Jan, AT 16:06

Was Francois Hollande quoting Shakespeare or Anatole France – or both?

Jude Law; Gugu Mbatha-Raw; Hamlet

Jude Law’s Hamlet sets tills ringing on Broadway

Thu 5 Nov, AT 07:55

Young audiences get their first taste of Shakespeare thanks to Law’s star appeal