Tag Archives: Characters

The Hollow Crown

Characters in contention for leading role in theatre Shakespeare tribute: Sad Stories of the Death of Kings (Richard II/Henry VI, Part III) ‘This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle/ This earth of majesty’. The words of John of Gaunt in Richard II evoke romantic visions of a lost England: a demi-paradise surrounded by silver […]

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Shakespeare’s Women

From the young and in love, to the old and wise, from the worryingly cranky to the grounded and gritty, Shakespeare’s women come in a wonderful variety. Asked to pick your favorite who would you choose?  Would you choose the witty if wary Beatrice? Or the young and tragic Juliet? Or perhaps one of the […]

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Shakespeare ‘X-Factor’

Who will win leading role in theatre Shakespeare tribute? The North East invites Shakespeare-lovers everywhere to join in the debate. Since September, Newcastle Theatre Royal has been hosting a Shakespearean version of ‘The X-Factor’.  The magnificent Frank Matcham building has long had a special relationship with Shakespeare, opening in 1837 with The Merchant of Venice […]

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