Category Archives: Reviews

The One with the Eyes

I’ve had a bumper couple of weeks for play-watching, managing to catch King Lear, The Rover, Cymbeline and Two Noble Kinsmen all on a couple of chocka-block research days over in Stratford. I’ll write more about The Rover, Cymbeline and … Continue reading

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‘Fabric of this Vision’ – Improbable’s The Tempest

The play began with a washing machine, a stage strewn with garments, and a shaking sail made of clothes woven together. This fabric-heavy vision guided costumes and scenery alike. Ariel, of course, offered a laundry detergent joke, though her real … Continue reading

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A Night in Russia – Cheek By Jowl’s Measure for Measure

Yesterday I went to see Measure for Measure by Cheek By Jowl at Oxford Playhouse. It was the second time I’d seen the production, having caught the live screening from the Barbican last Wednesday. Of both, undoubtedly the live performance … Continue reading

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Wet, Wet, Wet!

Now to clear this up from the start, this post isn’t about a Scottish band called Wet Wet Wet although Love is all Around [except for Malvolio] (forever tainted for me, in a good way, by Love Actually..) would be … Continue reading

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A Lone Shrew Discovered at Homerton College

Over the last few days I have teetered on the edge of a Shakespeare coma. Last Wednesday I watched the BBC’s Henry VI part 1 and Branagh’s Much Ado followed by Twelfth Night featuring Helena Bonham Carter (among others) on … Continue reading

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Reviewing the situation: As You Like It

On Monday I went to see As You Like It performed by the Oxford Shakespeare Company over at Wadham College. Although many are aware of the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival which sees an array, and often the most unlikely of plays, … Continue reading

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