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Duchess of Malfi

John Webster’s play ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ opens at the RSC on March 1st in the Swan Theatre.

Webster was born 16 years after Shakespeare.  You may remember him from the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’ portrayed as the young street urchin who enjoys feeding live mice to cats.

The characters in Webster’s plays tend to meet rather gruesome ends and in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’, two corrupt brothers take revenge on their sister for marrying below her class.  The play is full of grotesque violence, toxic masculinity and dark humour.

Directed by Maria Aberg and starring Joan Iyiola as the Duchess, the play runs until August 3rd.

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As you like it RSC Stratford upon Avon

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When Rosalind and Orlando are banished from the oppressive court, they are forced to run for their lives into the wild depths of the Forest of Arden.

However, in that harsh, lyrical wilderness, they discover an unexpected freedom, and as their anarchic love story unfolds, Arden bursts into summer.

Maria Aberg directs following her riotous production of King John in the Swan Theatre as part of the World Shakespeare Festival.

Music for the production is composed by Laura Marling. The English musician has been nominated twice for the Mercury Music Prize and won the Best Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards.

Hamlet RSC Stratford upon Avon

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Hamlet’s father is dead. He suspects his uncle of murder but has no proof. He fears his mother’s involvement but dare not confront her.

If his suspicions are correct he has a duty to avenge his father, but if he strikes down an innocent man he risks eternal damnation.

RSC Associate Director David Farr directs Jonathan Slinger in the title role following their celebrated collaboration on the World Shakespeare Festival productions of Twelfth Night and The Tempest.

First 2 nights have had very good reviews.

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Richard 11 RSC Stratford upon Avon

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Starts 10th October 2013

Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role.

Richard II is the first production in a new cycle of Shakespeare’s History plays, directed by Gregory, that will be performed over the coming seasons.

David is joined in the company by Oliver Ford Davies, who also appeared with him in the acclaimed 2008 Hamlet.