William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s best quotes on birth and death
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William Shakespeare’s best quotes on birth and death

Fans of the Bard are celebrating the anniversaries of his birth and death today
23 Apr 2020
Seven of the best stage shows to watch from home
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In Review

Seven of the best stage shows to watch from home

Settle back on your sofa for curtain up
25 Mar 2020
What’s on this weekend? From The Nest to Extra Ordinary
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In Review

What’s on this weekend? From The Nest to Extra Ordinary

Your guide to what’s worth seeing and reading this weekend
20 Mar 2020
What’s on this weekend? From Frankie Boyle to Greed
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In Review

What’s on this weekend? From Frankie Boyle to Greed

Your guide to what’s worth seeing and reading this weekend
21 Feb 2020
William Shakespeare: ten of the Bard’s best poems
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William Shakespeare: ten of the Bard’s best poems

The playwright and poet penned more than 150 sonnets in his lifetime
23 Apr 2019
US theatres receive death threats over Trump-like Caesar
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US theatres receive death threats over Trump-like Caesar

Theatre companies across country targeted for abuse following controversial New York production
19 Jun 2017
How to spot 'witch markings' on your home
Witches Marks
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How to spot 'witch markings' on your home

Historic England urges people to look out for unusual carved symbols on old buildings
31 Oct 2016

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Benedict Cumberbatch gives a 'dazzling turn' in Hollow Crown
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Benedict Cumberbatch gives a 'dazzling turn' in Hollow Crown

Sherlock star delivers a 'gripping study of psychopathy' in BBC's adaptations of Shakespeare's 'least loved' histories
5 May 2016
Shakespeare quiz: do you know the meanings of these words?
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Shakespeare quiz: do you know the meanings of these words?

On the anniversary of the Bard's death, test your knowledge of his most obscure turns of phrase
22 Apr 2016
Shakespeare's death: How to toast the bard's demise
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Shakespeare's death: How to toast the bard's demise

Walks, talks, TV and stage shows pay tribute to Britain's greatest playwright this weekend
18 Apr 2016
The Hollow Crown: BBC accused of sexing up the Bard
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The Hollow Crown: BBC accused of sexing up the Bard

Controversial sex scene features in new version of the War of the Roses
31 Mar 2016
Shakespeare Live: David Tennant to host BBC event
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Shakespeare Live: David Tennant to host BBC event

Stars to mark 400 years of the Bard, but why is the playwright still so popular?
22 Jan 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch begs fans not to film his Hamlet
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Benedict Cumberbatch begs fans not to film his Hamlet

After 'one hell of a week', actor says being recorded on stage is 'mortifying'
10 Aug 2015
King Richard III's violent end revealed by scientists
Painting of Richard III displayed in the London's The National Portrait Gallery
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King Richard III's violent end revealed by scientists

Team of researchers discover that King Richard III sustained 11 wounds, nine of them to the skull
17 Sep 2014
REVIEWS: RSC's 'delightful' Two Gentlemen
A dolce vita take on Shakespeare
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REVIEWS: RSC's 'delightful' Two Gentlemen

Dolce vita take on Shakespeare's rarely seen early romance has comic fizz and complexity
31 Jul 2014
REVIEWS: 'Joyous' Shakespeare in Love
Tome Bateman in Shakespeare in Love
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REVIEWS: 'Joyous' Shakespeare in Love

Oscar-winning historical rom-com finds its true home in Lee Hall's delightful stage version, say critics
28 Jul 2014
CRISPIN BLACK: When good minds go Bard
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CRISPIN BLACK: When good minds go Bard

Shakespeare's birthday was celebrated this week, but the idea he didn't write his plays won't go away
26 Apr 2013
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 17 Sep 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 17 Sep 2012

17 Sep 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 10 Sep 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 10 Sep 2012

10 Sep 2012
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 25 Apr 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Wednesday 25 Apr 2012

25 Apr 2012
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