Category: Lucy Bailey

Top Lists of 2013

Top Shakespeare 1.  All’s Well That Ends Well, (RSC RST and Theatre Royal Newcastle). 2.  As You Like It (RSC, RST and Theatre Royal Newcastle). 3.  Titus Andronicus (RSC, Swan Theatre). 4.  Julius Caesar (Donmar Warehouse). 5.  The Taming of the Shrew (Propeller, Newcastle Theatre Royal) 6.  Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios). 7.  Richard II (RSC, RST and…

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Places and Spaces and the play of two halves. The Winter’s Tale (Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Grand Opera House, York)

Much has been made of the thrust stage in the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST)  and how it would change the way the RSC approached its productions. I was particularly fascinated by the way that a production could be developed for both a thrust stage and a proscenium arch tour. That’s why I wanted to see…

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Best of 2010

Theatre: Shakespeare 1. Romeo and Juliet (RSC). 2. King Lear (RSC). 3. As You Like It (West Yorkshire Playhouse). 4. Measure for Measure (Almeida). 5. The Winter’s Tale (RSC/Roundhouse). 6. Henry IV part 2 (Globe). 7. Macbeth (Globe). 8. Antony and Cleopatra (RSC). 9. Antony and Cleopatra (Liverpool Playhouse). 10. Hamlet (The Crucible, Sheffield). 11.…

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Julius Caesar (The Courtyard Theatre, 11th August 2009)

When the audience enters the auditorium at the Courtyard Theatre,  they are faced with Romulus and Remus savagely attacking  and fighting with each other.   The young men, who were brought up by wolves, are wearing loin clothes covered in mud and blood, snarl, hiss and growl at each other clamouring across the whole of the trust stage space.   There is a statue of…

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