The show returns Elton to the Elizabethan milieu of the classic comedy Blackadder
In 1582, English was used only by around seven million, by the 21st century 450 million spoke it worldwide
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'
From Dogs, a Literary Anthology to Dogs of Courage: When Britain's Pets Went to War 1939-45
'There's frightening stuff going on, playgrounds sold off to be more Canary Wharf new builds.'
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
Another good year for Shakespeare…but an awful one for England. Lucasta Miller reflects on twelve turbulent and productive months in the life of our greatest dramatist
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'
It’s behind you!” If those words elicit a groan, then bah humbug to you. You may hate pantomime but I’m honing my heckles in preparation to see several shows around the country.
The country's national library will undertake the project, predicting that it will take twenty to thirty years to complete
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'