Category: RSC

The Hounding of David Oluwale (WYP, 18th February 2009), Othello (RSC 21st February 2009), Othello (Northern Broadsides, 25th February 2009)

For one week in February, when you walked up to the West Yorkshire Playhouse you would have been confronted by two large poster images of David Oluwale and Othello (Lenny Henry). I’m not sure whether it was a deliberate decision for the West Yorkshire Playhouse to put on The Hounding of David Oluwale and Othello…

Read more The Hounding of David Oluwale (WYP, 18th February 2009), Othello (RSC 21st February 2009), Othello (Northern Broadsides, 25th February 2009)

The Merchant of Venice, RSC 2008 (7th June 2008, 8th October 2008, 25th October 2008)

The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Company) Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon.)The production of The Merchant of Venice, which we saw in Newcastle, raised many interesting questions about the play. It was a production which asked the audience to make meanings. It raised questions about the character of Shylock, the differences between Belmont and Venice…

Read more The Merchant of Venice, RSC 2008 (7th June 2008, 8th October 2008, 25th October 2008)

Hamlet (August 21st 2008, 29th October 2008, 30th October 2008, 17th December 2009, 5th January 2009)

Thoughts written at the time, I saw Hamlet for the first time. On thinking about the Doctor Who Hamlet….When I visited Stratford in August to see David Tennant’s Hamlet, I was as much interested in the experience – before and after – as well as the production itself. What I mean by this was that…

Read more Hamlet (August 21st 2008, 29th October 2008, 30th October 2008, 17th December 2009, 5th January 2009)