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Brian Blessed: Shakespeare belongs to the planet
By Brian Blessed
The actor and explorer gives his opinion on the Bard and how he's looking forward to the year's celebrations
Shakespeare 400: calendar of events
By Editorial Staff
The Shakespeare 400 celebrations continue throughout the year. Here's a handy guide of the best shows and events
English Touring Theatre announce first staged Brideshead Revisited
Evelyn Waugh's classic novel has been adapted by Bryony Lavery
BBC announce 2016 Shakespeare Festival
Big names involved in the celebrations include David Tennant, Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch
WWI centenary programme from 14-18 NOW is announced
The likes of Katie Mitchell and National Theatre of Scotland feature in this year's line up
Alan Rickman obituary: He loved the baddies he played
Michael Coveney reflects on the life and work of Alan Rickman, who has died at the age of 69
Ten of our favourite Alan Rickman quotes
The actor has passed away at the age of 69
DV8 artistic director to put his company on hold
Lloyd Newson will take time out from the company which will stop producing new work while he is away
New musical by Friends creators to receive UK premiere
The musical adaptation of Rapunzel will tour the UK from next month
Matt Trueman: the best of Britain's playwrights constantly reinvent themselves
Matt Trueman reflects on how Britain's best playwrights have the same desire to constantly reinvent that David Bowie had