Posts Tagged ‘Barbara Marten’

Review of Shakespeare’s King John at the Globe in London. This production for Magna Carta year has also played in churches, but here was in the open air on a sunny afternoon. A much better play than I had ever realized.


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Review of the NT Live broadcast of Hamlet starring Maxine Peake in the title role. This Manchester Royal Exchange production also cast women as Polonius (Polonia), the gravediggers, Guildenstern and the Player King. It was considerably more post-edited than earlier NT Live filmed plays. That’s three major Shakespeare tragedies close together! I need a rest …


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