Richard III

Matt Trueman: The roar of current affairs creeps into the plays we watch
Matt Trueman on how recent political events affect our interpretation of theatre
Richard III (Almeida Theatre)
Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave star in Rupert Goold's production
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.
Matt Trueman: Shakespeare Live! gave us Shakespeare the poet
Reflecting on the weekend's broadcast and celebrations, Matt Trueman says Shakespeare was nothing if not a man of the theatre
Kings of War (Barbican)
Ivo Van Hove returns to the Barbican with this modern take on Shakespeare's Henry V, Henry VI and Richard III
Andrew Scott to play Hamlet in new Almeida Theatre season
The new season for the north London theatre has been announced
Michael Coveney: First-time theatre experience marks you for life
WhatsOnStage critic Michael Coveney on the power of the first time
Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave to star in Richard III at the Almeida
Rupert Goold will direct the production which opens in June
Kevin Spacey Foundation: "It's not enough just to have the creative idea"
By Steven Winter
Steven Winter, executive director of the Kevin Spacey Foundation, explains the intentions behind the organisation