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Review: (****) RSC production of Coriolanus

This production of Coriolanus runs at The Barbican in London, from Nov 6th to Nov 18th. This review is based on a performance of the same production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 14th October. . There was a Cinema screening on 11th October ’17, so perhaps there will be ‘encore’ performances shortly. . Our Bottom Line: This is a full-scale production of Coriolanus  with a full cast of around 35 actors. …Read More

The Hollow Crown, Henry IV, Parts One & Two

 The Hollow Crown (Series 1) is available: Streaming: The Hollow Crown’, Series 1, a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry V is available for streaming on Amazon Video / Prime at $2.99 per episode. UK: ‘The Hollow Crown’, Series 1 (DVD), a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry V is available through Amazon.co.uk at £15.95 …Read More

Review: (****) The Hollow Crown, Richard II

The Hollow Crown (Series 1) is available: Streaming: The Hollow Crown’, Series 1, a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry V is available for streaming on Amazon Video / Prime at $2.99 per episode. UK: ‘The Hollow Crown’, Series 1 (DVD), a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry V is available through Amazon.co.uk at £15.95 …Read More

Review: (*****) RSC Big Amateur Week-end

 Introduction: I had a wonderful week-end on 13th & 14th October, at the RSC Big Amateur Week-en. With perhaps 100 other Amateur / Community Theatre actors  I worked with RSC workshop leaders in four half-day workshops to  build my / our skills in: Acting for the Stage; Movement; Stage Combat; and Voice and Text plus a Directing masterclass. And if that wasn’t enough, we had the opportunity to watch a …Read More

Review (***) King Lear, The Globe, September ’17, Cinema Live

The Globe’s production of King Lear is available through ‘Encore’bookings, in Australia and New Zealand from 25th November, and may be available in the UK. See CinemaLive.com: . It may also become available on Globe Player, once the current run at The Globe has completed. . Our Bottom Line: This is a forceful production – in its way. You will stay in your seat and not press ‘Pause’. .   Our Review …Read More

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC, 1968, ****

The classic  Peter Hall film of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is available: To Stream (or download) for Amazon Prime Members for free at A Midsummer Night’s Dream As a DVD from Amazon.com for $19.49 Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above. Our Bottom Line: A classic production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Peter Hall in 1968 with a cast from the RSC. The technical quality of the production is …Read More

Alls Well That Ends Well Cast list for 6 players with downloads of e-books (epub)

This cast list provides parts for 6 players to read Alls Well That Ends Well. Each player selects the Player No they’ve been allocated, and can choose to download an ebook to read on an Apple iPhone or iPad in iBooks, or they can read their parts online in  Highlit text format or Parts and Cues, as they prefer. . Click here for help with Play-reading . Free Download of Highlit Text ebooks …Read More

Edinburgh Festival 2016 Opens

It’s August so the Edinburgh International Festival – and the Fringe – opened this week-end. Of course, a bit like the Olympics, a few shows had already started before the official opening. We saw the official light show which opened the Festival, lighting up the castle, on the way home from seeing the Kubrick film, ‘ Barry Linden’ (lease said, soonest mended). So what does the EdFest have in store for …Read More

Review The Globe’s production of The Tempest *****

The Globe’s production of The Tempest is available: As a DVD from Amazon UK  for £13.36 / ~$20.00. It does not seem to be available in the USA The Tempest can also be streamed from The Globe Player for £5.99 / ~$9.00 or purchased and downloaded as an MP4 for £9.99 / ~$15.00 Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above. Our Bottom Line: An extraordinary performance, everything one hopes …Read More

Review: Twelfth Night (*****) Trevor Nunn

Twelfth Night is available for streaming from Amazon.com for $8.99 DVD of Twelfth Night available from Amazon.co.uk for £3.99 DVD of Twelfth Night available from Amazon.com from  $15.74 Note that prices quoted are indicative and subject to change. Check the prices on the Vendors’ pages at the links above. Our Bottom Line: This is a really fantastic version of this play. It isn’t the most accurate; if you’re looking to study it, go and …Read More

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