Shakespeare

First look: Lily James in Romeo and Juliet
Take a look at the actress ahead of opening night of the latest show in the Kenneth Branagh season
Ophelias Zimmer (Royal Court)
Katie Mitchell, Chloe Lamford and Alice Birch examine the cultural portrayal of Hamlet's Ophelia in this collaboration with Schaub├╝hne Berlin
The Complete Deaths (Brighton Theatre Royal and touring)
Tim Crouch directs Spymonkey as they reenact every single one of the 75 deaths in Shakespeare's works
Tim Crouch: 'the deaths in Titus are great fun'
The writer, director and performer discusses his new show The Complete Deaths with clowning company Spymonkey, which puts every single one of the deaths in Shakespeare's plays onstage in one night
Cymbeline (Royal Shakespeare Theatre)
Melly Still's production grabs the attention and rarely lets go
Maddy Hill to star in Globe's new take on Cymbeline
Imogen will run at Shakespeare's Globe from 17 September
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe)
Emma Rice's first production at the Globe is a music-infused love letter to Shakespeare's stories
Sarah Crompton: How long is too long?
Sarah Crompton asks whether our appetite for short shows means we are losing out on the gradual unfolding of a play
John Boyega to star in new Old Vic season
Casting for King Lear and Woyzeck has been announced
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.