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Review of The Rover   (FOLLOW LINK) by Aphra Behn, at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford. Aphra Behn was Britain’s first woman playwright, and this 1677 play is full of fun … dance, English cavaliers, three feisty sexy sisters, Latin American music, proud Spanish dons, sword fights, a laugh a minute. It has everything. It runs until February. One to see … watch out for RSC Live to cinema too.

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A detailed review of The Two Noble Kinsmen, by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, in one of its very rare outings by the Royal Shakespeare Company. In spite of the intrinsic issues of the play itself (advertised as A Midsummer Night’s Dream Meets Fight Club) this is lively, inventive, and in the two lead roles, Paloman and Arcite (illustrated), very funny. One to catch at Stratford as it is so rarely seen.

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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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Review of The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare’s Globe, 2014, directed by Blanche McIntyre. See link.

Illustration: The boys from Syracuse arrive in Ephesus …

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