Dominic Cooke: 'We mustn't get stuck to an idea of how Shakespeare should be'
The British director on Shakespeare, why he's not in a hurry to leave the stage for the screen and his upcoming TV debut - the latest installment in the BBC's Hollow Crown series.
Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare - Richard II and Henry IV, Part I (Pit, Barbican)
Michael Coveney returns to the Barbican for another look at Forced Entertainment's unique take on the Bard
Michael Coveney: Shakespeare's year is heralded by McKellen, Cumberbatch and a new French star
We'll see Ian McKellen's Richard III on film and Benedict Cumberbatch's on the small screen this year, but Thomas Jolly's is the stand out performance
Michael Coveney: Cumberbatch takes arms against a sea of troubles
The hype over Hamlet has reached fever pitch
See the Royal Shakespeare Company's residency at the Barbican
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There will be four complete cycles of performances of King and Country, bookable as a four-play season package
Michael Coveney: Shakespeare celebrated in country house Dream and Mandarin Richard III
The Bard's global appeal was showcased again this week