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Skilled ‘Shakespeare-translators’ like Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson should produce fascinating work
Monday 09 September 2013
No doubt Shakespeare purists will be livid at the very idea of someone fiddling with the sacred texts. But I can’t wait to see what Atwood and Jacobson do with such glittering raw material. Atwood has form for reworking a classic, after all: The Penelopiad, her version of the Odyssey, which focused on Odysseus’s patiently waiting wife, is exquisite. And if you aren’t intimidated by Homer you can probably stand up to Shakespeare.
Monday 09 September 2013
Writer will re-examine the characterisation of Shakespeare’s Jewish money-lender Shylock
Thursday 05 September 2013
Hurley will play a fictional Queen who is mourning the death of her son
Naturally optimistic Tom Hiddleston unlocks 'melancholy side' to play vampire in Only Lovers Left Alive
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Tom Hiddleston had to play down his "irritating optimism" to get into his latest role of a "melancholy" vampire.
Saturday 24 August 2013
Paramours scuttle, sets spin and coincidences pile up in a peppy revival of a vintage farce
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Last month Sir Kenneth Branagh added fuel to the curse rumours around Shakespeare’s Macbeth when he reportedly injured another actor during an onstage fight. But Sir Kenneth remains seemingly undeterred by the darkness of the “Scottish play” and is set to make his New York stage debut as the power-hungry Thane next summer.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
The South Korean has won three majors this year. At St Andrews she starts her quest for a fourth – a feat no pro golfer has achieved
Monday 29 July 2013
The actor Simon Callow is set to star in a new one-man show exploring the life and work and the German composer Richard Wagner. However, it is not the first time that Callow has taken on a one-man role.
Sunday 28 July 2013
The actor Simon Callow has promised to take audiences to a “dark, murky, unsettling place”, with a new one-man stage show that explores the composer Richard Wagner’s “toxic” and “disgusting” anti-Semitism.
The Confessions of Gordon Brown fringe play: Tony Blair? Don’t worry about him, Gordon, it’s a one-man show
Friday 26 July 2013
Show is a chance to reassess Britain’s least loved PM, writes Jonathan Brown
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You can STILL be jailed for being a republican, government confirms, and it remains illegal to even 'imagine' overthrowing the Queen
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Fighting back: the woman giving a voice (and 49,999 others) to the victims of sexism - by giving an airing to their horror stories
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
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