This year, the Rose Theatre is staging an ambitious experiment: four different versions of Twelfth Night in rep, each with a different gender permutation. It engages, amuses and disconcerts, writes Emma Whipday. Read more →
Just as the Globe and Propeller present all-male Shakespeare without explaining why, Smooth-Faced Gentlemen's all-female Titus Andronicus offers no commentary for its casting: it simply is. Read more →
It's often overlooked that Othello ends with not one, but two, marital murders. This bold new production, set in contemporary London, allows Emilia's tragedy to stand alongside Desdemona's. Read more →
While Sam Mendes' totalitarian King Lear holds gory court at the National Theatre, a fledgling new writing night by SALT Theatre offers an irreverent spin on Shakespeare's grimmest tragedy. Lauren Van Schaik Smith reviews from the Southwark Playhouse... Read more →
"And it was this way of life that Thomas Decker was challenging when he called upon his compatriots to consider their language as a legitimate medium not only for conducting ordinary conversation but also as text for conveying complex ideas."
Why did dramatist Thomas Decker translate Shakespeare's Julius Caesar into Krio? George Tregson Roberts explains. Read more →
The Folio Society has been quietly turning out beautifully crafted letterpress editions of the works of Shakespeare. Litro recently had the chance to consider the craftwork, and goats, that went into their edition of The TempestRead more →
"Imagine the scene: an angry father hauls his young daughter in front of a city governor, demanding the death penalty for her disobedience in refusing to marry the man he has chosen for her."
Does love in Shakespeare live up to the quotations often found on Valentine’s cards? Anna MacKenzie takes an unsentimental look at marriage in Shakespeare's plays. Read more →
Rory Clements, whose sixth book in the John Shakespeare series of Elizabethan thrillers has just been published, uncovers a deadly circle of intrigue and treason in his hero’s home town, Stratford-upon-Avon. Read more →