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Category: RSC

The news items published under this category are as follows.
Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 05:43 PM
Stratford Upon Avon, London
Twelfth Night: William Shakespeare
5*****

RSC: Main House

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval, to 24 February 2018
www.rsc.org

@TheRSC

Review: Rod Dungate, 18 November 2017

This production is a masterpiece
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:54 PM
Stratford Upon Avon and London (Barbican)
CORIOLANUS: William Shakespeare
4Star****

RSC: Main House

Runs: 3h 10m, one interval. Stratford then London (Barbican) to 18 November
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Rod Dungate, 23 September 2017

Lessons we seem unable to learn
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 10:33 AM
Stratford Upon Avon, London
TITUS ANDRONICUS:: William Shakespeare
4Star****

RSC: Main House

Runs: 3h 10m, one interval. Stratford then London till 19 Jan 2018
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Rod Dungate, 26 July 2017

A play chillingly for our Time
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:54 AM
Stratford Upon Avon / London
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: William Shakespeare
4Star****

RSC: Main House, To 7 September (Stratford), 30 November (London)

Runs: 3h 20m, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 10 April 2017

Much to offer, a tantalising glimpse of things to come
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 03:20 PM
Stratford Upon Avon / London
JULIUS CAESAR: William Shakespeare
4Star****

RSC: Main House, To 9 September (Stratford), 29 November (London)

Runs: 3 hrs, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 5 April 2017

Has its moments, but not a totally satisfying whole
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, December 19, 2016 - 12:46 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE SEVEN ACTS OF MERCY: Anders Lustgarten
5Star*****

RSC, The Swan, to 10 February 2017

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org



@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 18 December 2016

Intense debate, exhilarating, powerful.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 03:06 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE TEMPEST: William Shakespeare
5Star*****

RSC in RST: to 21 January 2017
Barbican, London from 30 June – 18 August 2017

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 27 November 2016

Hard to imagine seeing better done than this.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 04:42 PM
London.
Cymbeline
By William Shakespeare.
4Stars ****

The Barbican Theatre, Silk Street, LondonEC2Y 8DS in repertory with King Lear to December 16.

Check days with box office.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm Mat Thu & Sat 1.30pm.
Runs 3.h3 30 mins One interval.

TICKETS:
www.barbican.org.uk
Review: William Russell 3 November

Throne of Queens and glorious confusions
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 04:12 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE ROVER: Aphra Behn
5Star*****

RSC: The Swan to 11 February 2017

Runs: 3h, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 17 September 2016

Bold, brash and . . . a revelation
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 11:13 AM
Stratford Upon Avon & London
KING LEAR: William Shakespeare
5Star*****

RSC: Main House

Stratford Upon Avon to 15 October
London, Barbican to 23 December
Runs: 3h 20m, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 7 September 2016

This is a completely splendid production.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 04:55 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
ALWAYS ORANGE: Fraser Grace
4Star****

RSC: The Other Place until 27 August

Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: Approx 1h 15m, no interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 7 August 2016

Reflecting a complex real-world dilemma
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 07, 2016 - 04:50 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. Alice Birch
4Star****

RSC: The Other Place

Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: Approx 1h 15m, no interval
Other Place to 13 August, Tours to 17 September
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org


@TheRSC

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 7 August 2016

Using words as powerful weapons
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 03:12 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE ALCHEMIST: Ben Jonson
RSC: The Swan, Stratford Upon Avon, to 6 August, then Barbican 2 September to 1 October

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 4 June 2016

Proof that good pruning and TLC promotes blossoming
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 02:54 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
Cymbeline: William Shakespeare
RSC: RST, Stratford Upon Avon, to 15 October, then Barbican to 22 December

Runs: 3h, 35m, one interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 28 May 2016

Shapely production of a play that tends to shapelessness
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 12:01 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
Hamlet: William Shakespeare
RSC: RST, Stratford Upon Avon, to 13 August 2016

Runs: 3h, 20m, one interval, to
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 28 March 2016

Energetic, refreshing, illuminating
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 04:44 PM
RSC
Doctor Faustus: Christopher Marlowe
RSC: The Swan, Stratford Upon Avon, to 4 August

Runs: 1h 45m, no interval
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 26 March 2016

Full of energy and invention
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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, March 07, 2016 - 09:09 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
Don Quixote: from the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, Version by James Fenton, with songs by James Fenton and Grant Olding
RSC: The Swan

Runs: 3h, one interval, Stratford Upon Avon
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 05 March 2016-03-07

It couldn’t be more perfect
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:31 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
QUEEN ANNE: Helen Edmundson
RSC: The Swan

Runs: 2h 50m, on interval, to 23 01 16
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 09 12 15

Serious, fun, a great delight.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 08:26 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
WENDY AND PETER PAN: Ella Hickson, adapted from the novel of JM Barrie
RSC: RST

Runs: 2h 55m, one interval, till 31 January 2016
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 05 12 15

An exciting and profound adventure
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 03:08 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
LOVE FOR LOVE: William Congreve
RSC: The Swan

Runs: 3h, one interval, till Monday 11 January 2016
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 07 11 15

A missed opportunity of a play that is full of opportunities
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 01:49 PM
RSC Stratford
HENRY V: William Shakespeare
RSC: RST

Runs: 3h 05m, one interval. Till Sat 25 October 2015
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 27 09 15

Exciting, clear, and clearly a play for today.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 08:07 PM
RSC
VOLPONE: Ben Jonson
RSC: The Swan

Runs: 3h 05m, one interval. Till Sat 12 September
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 15 07 15

Just as it should be – or even better.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 02:51 PM
RSC
OTHELLO: William Shakespeare
RSC: RST Stratford Upon Avon

Runs: 3h 25m, one interval. Till 28 08 15
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
www.rsc.org

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 11 07 15

Thoughtful and thought-provoking.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 09:22 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE: William Shakespeare
RSC, Main House

www.rsc.org.uk
Tkts: 0844 800 1110
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval, to 02 09 15

Review: Alexander Ray Edser 27 05 15

Lots of energy, but lacks depth
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Monday, May 04, 2015 - 05:23 PM
Stratford-upon-Avon.

LOVE’S SACRIFICE
by John Ford.

Swan Theatre In rep to 24 June 2015.
1.30pm 2, 6, 12, 16, 20, 30 May, 3, 13 June.
7.30pm 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 15, 19, 20, 23, 25, 28, 29 May, 2, 6, 8, 11, 12, 16, 17, 20, 22-24 June.
13 June 1.30pm (+ Touch Tour 11.15am-12pm), 17 June (+ Touch Tour 5.15pm-6pm).
Captioned 29 May, 23 June.
Runs 2hr 45min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 800 1114.
www.rsc.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 22 April.

Action drama, 1630s style.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 03:33 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
DEATH OF A SALESMAN: Arthur Miller
RSC, Main House

www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 3h 5m, one interval, till Saturday 02 05 15

Review: Alexander Ray Edser 04 04 15

A truly memorable occasion
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 02:49 PM
Stratford-Upon-Avon
THE JEW OF MALTA: Christopher Marlowe
RSC, The Swan

www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval; in rep till 08 09 15

Review: Alexander Ray Edser

A delicious revival that chimes with our times.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 07:49 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
OPPENHEIMER: Tom Morton-Smith
RSC, The Swan, Stratford Upon Avon

Runs: 3 hours, one interval, to 7 March 2015

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 24 01 15

Impressive in all directions.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 05:06 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE SHOEMAKER’S HOLIDAY: Thomas Dekker
RSC, The Swan


Runs: 2h 50m, one interval, till Saturday 7 March 2015

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 20 December 2014-12-21

Delightfully funny and a radical thesis
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 12, 2014 - 08:32 PM
RSC
THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE; Phil Porter
RSC, RST

Runs: 2h 40m, one interval. To Sat 31 January 2015

Review: 11 12 14, Alexander Ray Edser

Brave, important, moving.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 08:53 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE WITCH OF EDMONTON: Rowley, Dekker, Ford Etc
RSC: The Swan

Runs: 2h 45m, one interval, till 29 November 2014
Information: www.rsc.org.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 15 11 14

An extraordinary surprise, wonderfully performed.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 01:55 PM
RSC
LOVE’S LABOURS LOST: William Shakespeare
RSC: Main House – Stratford Upon Avon

Info and Tickets: www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 2h 45m, one interval, till 14 March 2015

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 18 10 14

Astonishing reappraisal of this tricky play
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 02:06 PM
Stratford Upon Avon
THE WHITE DEVIL: John Webster

RSC, The Swan, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Runs: 2h 45m, on interval, to 29 11 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 16 08 14

Theatrical, visceral, intelligent production that gets to the guts of the play.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 09:59 PM
THE TWO GENTLEMENT OF VERONA: William Shakespeare
RSC, RST, Stratford Upon Avon

www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 2h 30m, one interval, till 04 09 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 29 07 14

Slow burn start, but worth the wait.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 11:57 AM
ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM: Anonymous
RSC, The Swan, till 02 10 14
Runs: 1h 45m, no interval.

Review: Alexander Ray Edser: 10 05 14

It’s a cracker.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:24 AM
Stratford-upon-Avon.

THE ROARING GIRL
by Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton.

Swan Theatre Waterside CV37 6BB In rep to 30 September 2014.

7.30pm 24-26 Apr, 12-14, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 31 May, 2, 4-6, 9, 10, 14, 18-20 June, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16-18, 23, 24, 26 July, 8, 9, 13, 14, 20, 21, 30 Aug, 1, 2, 10, 11, 19, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30 Sept.
1.30pm 26 Apr, 14, 17, 20 (understudy performance), 24 28 May, 11, 14 June, 5, 19 July, 9, 14, 20 Aug, 20 Sept.
Audio-described 6 Jun.
Captioned 24 July, 20 Sept.
Runs 2hr 50min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 800 1110.
www.rsc.org.uk
Review: Timothy Ramsden 21 April.

Shouts and whimpers of a Roaring Girl.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 11:17 AM
HENRY IV, PARTS 1 AND 2: William Shakespeare
RST, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: (each part) 3h 5m, one interval. Stratford till September, then Barbican London
Tickets: 0844 800 1110
Information: www.rsc.org.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 21 04 14

Remarkable productions of great clarity.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 05:17 PM
WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES
Adapted from the novels by Hilary Mantel by Mike Pouton
RSC at the Swan Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon
Info www.rsc.org.uk
Both plays run 3h, with one interval
Run till 29 March

Review Alexander Ray Edser, 08 01 14

I have rarely felt 6 hours pass so quickly.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 20, 2013 - 12:36 PM
WENDY AND PETER PAN: Ella Hickson
RSC, Stratford Upon Avon, RST
info: rsc.org.uk
Runs: 2h 45m, one interval, till Sun 02 03 14

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 18 12.13

I confess I like this one more than the original.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 08:17 PM
RICHARD II: William Shakespeare
RST and RSC, Stratford upon Avon
Runs: 3h, one interval, till 16 11 13
Info: www.rsc.org.uk
Run sold out - check box office for returns: 0844 800 1110

Review: Alexander Ray Edser

A remarkable achievement.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 08:52 PM
CANDIDE: version by Mark Ravenhill, inspired by the novel by Voltaire
RSC, The Swan
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 1h 50m, no interval, to 26 October 2013

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 05 09 13

It’s original, it’s unusual, it’s a delight.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 11:26 AM
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL: William Shakespeare
RST, Stratford Upon Avon
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 3h 10m, one interval,till 26 September

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 28 07 13

Beautifully created but reveals a dreadful irony.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, June 14, 2013 - 10:55 AM
A MAD WORLD MY MASTERS: Thomas Middleton
RSC, The Swan, Stratford Upon Avon
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 3h, one interval, till 25 10 13

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 13 06 13

Inventive, witty, fully alive.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 11:00 AM
TITUS ANDRONICUS: William Shakespeare
RSC, The Swan, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 2h 50, one interval, in rep till 26 October 2013

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 23 05 13

Making great sense of the unfathomable.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 09:13 PM
AS YOU LIKE IT: William Shakespeare
RSC – RST, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 3h 20, one interval
RST till 28 09, Newcastle Upon Tyne till 02 11.

Review: Alexander Ray Edser

Lovely – I wish I lived in the Forest too.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 11:09 AM
HAMLET: William Shakespeare
RSC, RST, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 3h 45m, one interval, to 28 09 13
www.rsc.org.uk

Review: Alexander Ray Edser, 26 03 13

Flawed, but not fatally.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 09, 2012 - 04:30 PM
THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO
RSC (The Swan), Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 2h 45, one interval, till 28 03 13

Review: Alexander Ray, 08 11 12

A most welcome orphan to our shores.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 02, 2012 - 05:51 PM
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: William Shakespeare
RSC at the RST, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 2h 45m, one interval, till 12 01 13
Info (Merry Wives): http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/the-merry-wives-of-windsor/

Review: Alexander Ray, 01 11 12

Unhurried, unfussy, witty interpretation with lovely performances all round.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 12:24 PM
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: William Shakespeare
RSC: www.rsc.org.uk
Courtyard, Stratford Upon Avon to 15 September
Noel Coward, London, 22 September to 27 October
Runs: 3h 25m, one interval

Review: Alexander Ray, 01 08 12

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, June 09, 2012 - 10:22 AM
JULIUS CAESAR: William Shakespeare.
RSC.

Runs: 2h 15m, no interval.
RST, Stratford Upon Avon, till 07 07 12
Then tour till 27 10 12 (Details below)

Review: Alexander Ray, 06 06 12

A fresh and invigoration exploration.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 09:03 PM
KING JOHN: William Shakespeare
RSC, Swan, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Runs: 2h 35m, one interval, till 15 September (in rep)

Review: Alexander Ray, 09 05 12

Here’s a triumph of a production.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 08:34 PM
TWELFTH NIGHT: William Shakespeare
RSC, Main House. Stratford Upon Avon
Runs, 2h 50m, one interval, till 6 October (in rep)
Review: Alexander Ray, 30 04 12

Very good in parts, but lacks the depth when it’s really needed

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 02, 2012 - 11:37 AM
COMEDY OF ERRORS: William Shakespeare
RSC, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 2h 10m, one interval, till 06 10 (in repertory)

Review: Alexander Ray, 28 04 12

Full-Bloodied Comedy
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, April 27, 2012 - 01:56 PM
THE TEMPEST: William Shakespeare
RSC, Stratford Upon Avon, Main House
Runs: 2.5 hrs, one interval, in rep till 7 October 2012
Review: Alexander Ray, 26 04 12

A wonderful experience
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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 09:26 PM
Richard III: William Shakespeare
RSC, The Swan: Stratford Upon Avon
Runs, 3h 15m, one interval, till 15 September
Review: Alexander Ray, 18 04 12

Mis-shapen production
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 11:05 AM
THE HERESY OF LOVE: Helen Edmundson
RSC: The Swan, Stratford Upon Avon
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 3 h, one interval, till 9 March

Review: Rod Dungate 09 02 12

Hands-on Drama - a terrific new play and production
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, November 25, 2011 - 08:51 PM
MEASURE FOR MEASURE: William Shakespeare
RSC, THE SWAN, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 3 hrs, one interval, till
Review: Rod Dungate, 23.11.11

What a shame.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 10:50 AM
WRITTEN ON THE HEART: David Edgar
RSC, The Swan
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval, in rep to 10 March 2012
Review: Rod Dungate, 9 November 2011

Dense discussion beautifully staged

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 02:45 PM
MARAT / SADE: Peter Weiss, English version Geoffrey Skelton, Verse Adaptation, Adrian Mitchell
RSC at RST
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 2h 40, one interval, in rep till 5 November

Review: Rod Dungate, 22 10 2011

MARAT / SADE still lives and breathes with great power.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, August 05, 2011 - 09:10 PM
MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: William Shakespeare
RSC, Main House, Stratford upon Avon
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 3h, one interval. To 5 November
Review: Rod Dungate, 04 08 2011

A feel-marvellous summer dalliance

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, August 04, 2011 - 02:58 PM
THE HOMECOMING: Harold Pinter
RSC, The Swan, Stratford Upon Avon
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 2h 20m, till 15 October

Review: Rod Dungate, 03 08 2011

Too self-consciously Pinteresque

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Posted by : RodDungate on Monday, May 23, 2011 - 09:00 AM
MERCHANT OF VENICE: William Shakespeare
RSC, Main House, Stratford-Upon-Avon
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 3h 20m, one interval, in Rep till 21 Sept
Review: Rod Dungate 21 05 11

I salute you all. Remarkable.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 02:13 PM
THE CITY MADAM: Philip Massinger
RSC: The Swan, Stratford-Upon-Avon
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 2h 50m, one interval, in rep till 4 October
Review: Rod Dungate, Wed 11 May 2011

Disappointing but it has its moments

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 03:02 PM
CARDENIO: A lost Shakespeare play?
RSC, The Swan, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 2h 55. One interval. In rep to 6th October
Review: Rod Dungate, 28 April 2011

Unique showing of theatrical history mystery
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 10:18 AM
MACBETH: William Shakespeare
RSC: Main House, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 2h 50m, one interval; in rep till 06 10 11
Review: Rod Dungate 26 04 11

Thrilling, multi-layered storytelling from a group of friends

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 05:39 PM
THE TEMPEST, William Shakespeare: RSC / Little Angel Theatre
Swan, Stratford Upon Avon
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 1h 20m, no interval
At The Swan till 26 March, then to the Little Angel, in London
Review: Rod Dungate, 17 March 2011

Magic in parts, but not quite there, yet.
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Posted by : Jan_Pick on Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 04:20 PM
Stratford upon Avon.

ROMEO AND JULIET
by William Shakespeare.

Royal Shakespeare Theatre In rep to 2 April 2011.
7.15 pm 14, 17, 18, 22, 23, 26, 29-31 March, 2 April.
Mat 1pm 19, 24 March.
Audio-described 30 March.
Captioned 22 March.
Runs: 3hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 800 1110.
www.rsc.org.uk
Review: Jan Pick 10 March.

A new home for 'Two Houses.......'
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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 12:50 PM
MATILDA: Novel by Roald Dahl, Adapted by Dennis Kelly (Book), Tim Minghin (Lyrics and Music)
RSC, Courtyard, Stratford upon Avon
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval, till 30 January 2011
Review: Rod Dungate, 14 12 10

This will be the best present you’ll get this Christmas.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 09:49 PM
MORTE D’ARTHUR: Adapted by Mike Poulton from Sir Thomas Malory
RSC in the Courtyard, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs 3h 35m, one interval, till 28 August 2010
Review: Rod Dungate 24 June 2010

Always interesting but successful in parts – sometimes spectacularly successful.
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Posted by : Jan_Pick on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 02:10 AM
Stratford upon Avon.

ROMEO AND JULIET
byWilliam Shakespeare.

Courtyard Theatre in rep to 27 August 2010.
Mon-Sat 7.15pm Mat 1pm
Audio-described 28 May, 3 July 1pm.
Captioned 29 April 7.15pm.
Runs 3hr 20min One interval.

TICKETS: 0844 800 1110.
www.rsc.org.uk
Review: Jan Pick 18 March.

A Romeo to die for.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, March 04, 2010 - 03:33 PM
King Lear: William Shakespeare
RSC, Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 3.5 hours, one interval, till 26 August
Review: Rod Dungate, 02.03.10

Measured, but in no way too long.
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Posted by : TimothyRamsden on Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 04:09 PM
Tour.

HAMLET
by William Shakespeare.

Royal Shakespeare Company Schools tour to 29 January 2010.
Runs: 1hr 10min No interval.
Review: by Carole Woddis 22 January at Claremont High School Kenton..

Shakespeare with actions and resonance.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 10:17 PM
Stratford-upon-Avon/London.

TWELFTH NIGHT: William Shakespeare.
RSC Courtyard - Stratford Upon Avon then Duke of York's Theatre London.
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 3h, One interval, till 27 February 2010.
Review: Rod Dungate, 22 October 2009.

Something surprising and special in Illyria.
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 11:13 AM
JULIUS CAESAR: William Shakespeare.
RSC, Courtyard
www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 2h 55m, one interval, in repertory till 2 October

Review: Rod Dungate, 26 May 2009.

Some interesting details, not so hot on the whole.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 11:46 AM
THE WINTER’S TALE: William Shakespeare.
RSC, Courtyard, Stratford upon Avon.
Runs: 3h 10m, one interval, in repertory till Sat 3rd October.
www.rsc.org.uk
Review: Rod Dungate, 1 May 2009

Flawed, but stick with it, it’s rewarding.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 11:24 AM
AS YOU LIKE IT: William Shakespeare
RSC, Courtyard, Stratford.
Runs: 2h 50m, one interval, in repertory till 3 October.
www.rsc.org.uk
Review: Rod Dungate, Wed 29 April 2009.

Head but not heart.


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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 10:54 AM
KNEEHIGH at the RSC.
Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 2h 25m, one interval. At Courtyard Stratford till 10 January then touring till 28 March.
Review: Rod Dungate, 22 December, Courtyard.

Interesting, but not interesting enough.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, December 05, 2008 - 11:21 AM
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ROMEO AND JULIET: William Shakespeare.
RSC, Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon
Runs: 3h 25m, one interval, till 24 January 2009
Review: Rod Dungate, 5 December 2008

Tragedy without humanity.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 04:04 PM
LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST: William Shakespeare.
RSC: Courtyard: Stratford Upon Avon.

Information and booking: www.rsc.org.uk
Runs: 3h, one interval, till 15 November.
Review: Rod Dungate, 8 October 2008

I don’t think it gets any better than this.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, August 06, 2008 - 11:24 AM
HAMLET: William Shakespeare.
RSC: Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Information: www.rsc.org.uk.
Runs: 3h 35m, one interval, till Saturday Nov 15.
Review: Rod Dungate, 5 August 2008.

A stunner.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 02:58 PM
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM: William Shakespeare.
RSC: Courtyard, Stratford Upon Avon
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Runs: 3h 05m, one interval, till 13 November 2008.
Review: Rod Dungate, 15 May 2008.

Upliftingly beautiful.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 10:02 AM
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE: William Shakespeare.
RSC: Courtyard, Stratford.
Information and booking: www.rsc.org.uk

Runs: 3 hours, one interval, till Saturday 27 September.
Review: Rod Dungate, 14 April 2008.

An anaemic production – and it’s not Shylock’s fault.

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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - 08:49 PM
CORIOLANUS: William Shakespeare
Runs: 3h, one interval, till 31 March
Stratford Upon Avon, Main House (the last of the Complete Works festival and the last run in the RST)
Review: Rod Dungate, 6 March 2007

Brooding, painful, play for our times
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Posted by : Jan_Pick on Monday, November 13, 2006 - 09:48 AM
Stratford-upon-Avon

The Indian Boy: Rona Munro
The Royal Shakespeare Company
The Cube at the RST
Runs: 2 hrs: one interval: 7-11 November.
Start: 7.30
Review: Jan Pick 10.11.06

Deep in the forest something stirs ……
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Posted by : RodDungate on Saturday, August 05, 2006 - 10:35 AM
KING JOHN: William Shakespeare
(Complete Works Festival)
Swan Theatre: Runs 3h, one interval, till 10 October
Review: Rod Dungate, 3 August 2006

Fascinating; not easy going, but worth making the effort
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Posted by : RodDungate on Friday, May 26, 2006 - 08:23 PM
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: William Shakespeare
Swan, Stratford Upon Avon, part of the Complete Works Festival
Runs: 3h, one interval, till 14 October
Review: Rod Dungate, 25 May 2006

It doesn’t get any better than this
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Posted by : RodDungate on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 - 08:34 AM
The Essential Shakespeare – Live

The RSC announces the launch of a fascinating new resource – a 2 CD set containing extracts from some of their more memorable productions. They'll be reviewed here shortly; in the meantime, here's what they have to say about it . . .


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Posted by : Rod Dungate on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 09:45 PM
JULIUS CAESAR: William Shakespeare
RSC, Stratford Upon Avon, The Swan
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval
Review: Rod Dungate, 10th December 2004

Rough-hewn; mightily intelligent political debate
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Posted by : Rod Dungate on Thursday, December 02, 2004 - 11:24 AM
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: William Shakespeare
RSC The Swan and on tour
Runs: 2h 40m, one interval
Review: Rod Dungate, 30 November 2004

Some good performances, but in general lacks the vital ingredient for an engaging production
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