The cast of Twelfth Night rehearse at the Belvoir St Theatre.
Belvoir St Theatre's production of Twelfth Night features veteran actor Keith Robinson, who returns to the stage after recovering from Guillain-Barre Syndrome. There's radical potential in cross-mobility casting – but Belvoir doesn't quite get there.
Tang and Shakespeare’s dramas are being blended together in a series of adaptions.
Shakespeare was not the only famous dramatist to die in 1616. On the other side of the world, in China, another theatrical legend was laid to rest.
A typescript for the Female Eunuch with photo of a young Greer on a book.
Germaine Greer archive: 2014.0038.0001. Picture Nathan Gallagher, copyright University of Melbourne
The Greer archives brim with notebooks and papers from her time as a student of the traditional humanities. And reading The Female Eunuch for evidence of the Bard reveals a new kind of book, one that is deeply informed by this scholarship.
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In an attempt to speed up the planning process, the government has introduced a new law which could put Britain's heritage at risk.
In a room full of contemporary artistic greats, some see Shakespeare and Shakespeare alone.
How one man's death has somehow overshadowed the lives of many other crucial thinkers and writers of Shakespeare's day.
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At the 400th anniversary of his death, Shakespeare's still full of surprises.
Both Hamlet and ‘True Detective’‘s Rust Cohle make audiences wonder whether they’re deserving of sympathy or blame.
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The psychological complexity of Shakespeare's characters has rendered them timeless. Today, we see The Bard's influence in shows like 'Breaking Bad' and 'True Detective.'
Many must wish that Shakespeare’s final words to posterity consisted of something more than a curt demand to be left alone.
From Horace Walpole to Steven King, Shakespeare has inspired centuries of supernatural Gothic terror.
Macbeth And Banquo, Théodore Chassériau, 1855. Via Wikimedia Commons
Hamlet begins with a 'night of the living dead'; Banquo turns into a ghost . The Bard had a supernatural streak and it was crucial to the genesis of Gothic literature.
Thespians of old playing the Globe Theatre would have walked past the Bankside bear-baiting ring on their way in.
Margaret of Anjou can still speak to modern women in power today.
Another copy of William Shakespeare’s First Folio has been found in a manor in Scotland.
A copy of Shakespeare's First Folio of plays has been found in Scotland. While this is good news, a staggering 744 plays from Shakespearian London - at least two of them written by the Bard - remain lost.
Shakespeare’s use of dialect is a key argument used by those who stand by the traditional author. But these so-called “Warwickshire dialect” words are nothing of the sort.
Robots can explore where humans fear to tread.
Stratford-upon-Avon is beginning to resemble Disneyland.
The wives win hands-down in The Merry Wives of Windsor.
REUTERS/Toby Melville. An image of playwright William Shakespeare from The Herball, a 16th-century book on plants.
While London and Stratford-upon-Avon go into meltdown over the upcoming anniversary of Shakespeare's death, a new production – shown recently in Western Australia – is worth looking at closely.
Evidence is mounting to suggest that William Shakespeare drew at least some of his inspiration from cannabis.
A 400-year-old poem offers yet more evidence to suggest that William Shakespeare may have found at least some of his inspiration in cannabis.
Lear’s mordant images and sonorous cadences throb with dire warning and a sense of imminent catastrophe.
Lear's mordant images and sonorous cadences throb with dire warning and a sense of imminent catastrophe. So what's the play's key message, for current times, with Geoffrey Rush in the title role?
We cannot help but remember Hamlet: it is iconic.
Robin Goldsworthy, Ivan Donato, Philip Dodd, Josh McConville. Photo: Daniel Boud
Hamlet is a play that haunts itself. Its saturation into cultural consciousness means that watching a performance is inevitably a process of past ghosts and past echoes framing the current performance.
In a 2005 production of Hamlet, director Haris Pasovic portrayed Hamlet as a Muslim prince at the Ottoman court.
For whatever reason, objections don't seem to crop up when directors tinker with the setting, costumes and conceptualizations of Shakespeare's plays.