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Review of The Globe’s Much Ado About Nothing,directed by Matthew Dunster. A riot of colour, set during the Mexican Revolutionary War in 1915. It’s always a favourite play, here in a radical interpretation.

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Review of Imogen (Shakespeare’s Cymbeline Renamed and Reclaimed) (FOLLOW LINK) at The Globe Theatre. Perhaps the most controversial production of 2016 with a setting of drug gangs in East London. Exhilarating theatre. But is it Shakespeare‘s Globe as we know it?

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Review added of John Ford’s Love’s Sacrifice by The Royal Shakespeare Company. This play has not been performed in 400 years and is produced as the “best play” from a list of late 16th / early 17th century plays which had never been performed in modern times. An absolutely stunning RSC production does it full justice.

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Review of the revived production of The Knight of The Burning Pestle at Sam Wanamaker’s Playhouse at the Globe. This play, written in 1607, is a seminal work in English comedy, and this production is so good I have had to amend my “Best of 2014” list from two weeks ago to include it.

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Review of The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare’s Globe, 2014, directed by Blanche McIntyre. See link.

Illustration: The boys from Syracuse arrive in Ephesus …

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