The first rule of 1595 fight club? Unimpeachable honour. Second rule? Grow a beard (unless you're a gentlewoman). James Kidd straps on the body armour to join a 16th-century work-out
The plays were described as 'one of the most significant and compelling productions of theatre on television'
Schoolchildren in Cardiff, Swansea and elsewhere will be able to perform the play in their traditional language
Scott tells us about his tender new stage role - and lets slip his biggest acting challenge yet
Interpretation of the Bard's self-thwarting problem comedy revs into a kind of an elating parody
The experience of this trilogy throngs with satisfyingly rounded performances
Campaigners are angry at a decision by the charity in charge of key sites in Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-on-Avon
An ingenious updating of Shakespeare that avoids the temptation to become a mere jeu d'esprit
The pair are related, equally randomly, through 19th century Vanity Fair writer William Thackeray
Miners' union general secretary Chris Kitchen: 'Unfortunately the perception I had of Arthur the great trade unionist, socialist, just is nothing like the reality as to the man that I know now'
The actor Emma Thompson has spoken out this week in favour of gender-blind casting, admitting her particular desire to play the role of Sherlock Holmes.
The Independent's letters editor and chief pedant spots this week's best howlers
The Alan Bennett play beat Michael Frayn's 'Noises Off' to top the list
Authors of a new book used internet-based metrics to declare Christ 'the most significant person ever'
The Globe Theatre wants pupils to experience the Bard through active lessons
The work has become the most expensive printed book in the world