Gyles Brandreth: 'I've met a few Claudiuses in politics'
The writer, director and politician explains why he's starring in a three-person, 90-minute Hamlet with his son and daughter-in-law
David Tennant, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen: The best photos from the RSC's public archive
By Will Longman
As the RSC releases production images of over 200 shows to the public, we delve into the archives to bring you a blast from the past
In pictures: Costume designs for John Gielgud's Hamlet and more
By Emily Cole
The University of the Arts London have released rarely seen Shakespearian costume designs of WWII era
Actor Brian Bedford dies at the age of 80
By Editorial Staff
The RADA-trained actor has died in California
Michael Coveney: Cumberbatch, Kidman and the hazards of hype
Buzz is an essential part of showbiz - but it can be misplaced
Michael Coveney: Do Shakespeare marathons echo box set binges?
The current raft of epic history cycles continues a rich theatrical tradition
Richard Johnson, film star and artistic associate of the RSC, dies aged 87
The actor, who turned down the starring role in the first James Bond film, died last week
Michael Coveney: Will Emma Rice bring circus to the Globe a la Brook's Dream?
The surprise appointment of Rice at the Globe prompts memories of a landmark Shakespeare production