Shakespeare

The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare's Globe)
Michael Longhurst directs Shakespeare's play as part of the Globe's season of late Shakespeare
Theatre's original celebrities
By Emily Cole, Ben Hewis, Daisy Bowie-Sell
With Ira Aldridge back onstage in Red Velvet, we put together a list of a few star actors from yesteryear
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
Brian Blessed: Shakespeare belongs to the planet
By Brian Blessed
The actor and explorer gives his opinion on the Bard and how he's looking forward to the year's celebrations
Shakespeare 400: calendar of events
By Editorial Staff
The Shakespeare 400 celebrations continue throughout the year. Here's a handy guide of the best shows and events
BBC announce 2016 Shakespeare Festival
Big names involved in the celebrations include David Tennant, Judi Dench and Benedict Cumberbatch
Actor Brian Bedford dies at the age of 80
By Editorial Staff
The RADA-trained actor has died in California
RSC casts female Cymbeline
By Editorial Staff
Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2016 shows Cymbeline and King Lear
Full casting announced for Nell Gwynn West End transfer
Michele Dotrice, best known for her portrayal of Betty in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em, will play Nancy
Simon Russell Beale to feature in new RSC season
The RSC's winter 2016 season has been announced