You would be forgiven for doing a double take upon reading the poster for the latest production from the Richmond Shakespeare Society (RSS): a premiere?  Of a Shakespeare play?  And who’s this Cardenio character?  Your eye might then be drawn to the other two authors below the play’s title, …

To lovers of literature, whether plays or poetry, libraries are special places and few more so than the British library. As one of Europe’s largest, it is home to some of the most important, most widely read, most sought after texts ever written. With archives that include treasures like the …

This weekend, in recognition of  ‘Shakespeare400’ (400 years since Ol’ Will’s death) London was treated to not one, not two but all thirty-seven Shakespeare plays – for free! Because after all, though the bard was born and bread 100 miles ‘up the road’ in Stratford Upon Avon, It was in …

Last Saturday, the 18th, I was privileged enough to witness Gerard Logan’s one man The Rape of Lucrece, directed by Gareth Armstrong. I knew in advance of buying my ticket that the production is unique, as a very much lesser-know part of Shakespeare’s repitoire it has been rarely adapted and never …