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Michael Coveney: Royal 'Sher-speare' Company makes plans as Dame Diana goes solo

Reflections on recent developments in Stratford and some classic critical put-downs

Antony Sher to play King Lear at RSC

Also announced today is a new production of Henry V to coincide with the 600th anniversary of Agincourt

Mark Strong, Antony Sher and Patsy Ferran attend Critics' Circle Awards

Winners and critics gathered at the Prince of Wales Theatre earlier today

Mark Strong and Helen McCrory win at Critics' Circle Awards

This year's critics' picks also included Gypsy and King Charles III

Looking forward: Michael Coveney previews the 2015 theatre year

Our chief critic has a host of new musicals, the centenary of Arthur Miller and a famous Dane on his radar for the coming year

Harriet Walter joins Antony Sher in RSC's Death of a Salesman

Further casting has been announced for Gregory Doran's revival

Henry IV Part 2

The battles are of a different kind, but none the less deadly as the RSC production of Henry IV Part 2 takes to the stage..

Henry IV Part 1

This must surely rank as one of the most intelligent staings I have ever seen of Shakespeare's history play.

Michael Coveney: Petherbridge revives his vaudeville Lear, more Bard news from the RSC

My Perfect Mind returns to the Young Vic, while there are some strange things on the horizon in Stratford

Antony Sher stars in Death of a Salesman at RSC; Hugh Quarshie plays Othello

The new season also features a return for former artistic director Trevor Nunn, and a tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016