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Review of the 1986 TV Series A VERY PECULIAR PRACTICE – Series One added (Linked). Starring Peter Davison, David Troughton, Barbara Flynn, Graham Crowther. It was voted 5th Best TV Comedy in a Guardian survey. I’d say it’s the best campus series AND the best medical practice comedy series. I’ve used it to rant a bit about General Practice in the UK and indeed universities. BUT I haven’t described the plot lines or given away the jokes.

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This is what the RSC does so superbly: the Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Merry Wives of Windsor (FOLLOW LINK TO REVIEW) With David Troughton as Falstaff, set in modern day Essex. Stunning design too. There’s a live broadcast on 12 September, then it travels to London for several months.

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Review of Titus Andronicus at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, starring David Troughton in the title role. We were left with very mixed feelings. Some was stunning, especially the acting from all the principals. But some bits fell flat. Fascinating modern dress production.

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Review added the Royal Shakespeare Company’s King Lear  (LINKED) with Antony Sher as Lear, David Troughton as Gloucester and Paapa Essediu as Edmund. A magnificent production.
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Review of The Shoemaker’s Holiday by Thomas Dekker, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-Upon-Avon. A rollicking play from 1599 with a surprising anti-war theme, playing in its day just down the road from Shakespeare’s Henry V. They’re opposite in attitude. Shoemaker flier

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