Monthly Archives: January 2014

Macbeth

Having just seen Kenneth Brannagh’s stupendous production of this play, the bar was set very high. This production did not come near the Brannagh level, but it was a decent effort. The staging was clear, the speeches understandable and the … Continue reading

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The Taming of the Shrew

This is always a difficult play to stage, so we were nervous about the SW Shakespeare production. Last year’s very weak performances of The Tempest and Hamlet had definitely lowered our expectations.  So it was a nice surprise to attend … Continue reading

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The Habit of Art

Our first play of 2014 was a rebroadcast of an earlier production of the National Theatre Live show, starring Richard Griffiths as WH Auden, Alex Jennings as Benjamin Britten and Frances de la Tour as the Stage Manager.  It is … Continue reading

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