William Shakespeare

Top 5 theatre openings this week: 19 - 25 September
Shakespeare's on trial, John Malkovich turns to directing and Sir Ian and Sir Patrick return to the West End in this weeks picks
Mark Norfolk: It took three years to create all-black Hamlet
By Mark Norfolk
The writer of Britain's first production of Hamlet with an all-black cast and creative team talks about 'serving Shakespeare's text as much as possible', and working with director Jeffery Kissoon
Review: Always Orange/Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Soldier (RSC)
Fraser Grace and Somalia Seaton's new plays run as part of the RSC's Making Mischief festival
90 Seconds With: The Two Gentlemen of Verona director Nick Bagnall
We find out how Bagnall's production differs from all the rest and what he thinks he's learnt in rehearsal
In pictures: The Donkey Show
The disco re-imagining of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is running at Proud in Camden
First look at The Donkey Show
The disco retelling of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream opens on Thursday
Work begins on Shakespeare playhouse excavation
Archaeologists hope to find out more about Shakespearean performance from this little-documented theatre
What's it like to work where Shakespeare is buried?
Just how many people flock to Shakespeare's burial site? We ask the church's Head Verger
Four things you didn't know about Shakespeare's Birthplace
That pesky Barnum nearly ruined it for everyone