SHAKESPEARE 400



First look at Unicorn Theatre's all-black Othello
The abridged show for young audiences, directed by Ian Nicholson, opens in London this evening
RSC co-founder John Barton dies aged 89
The director was instrumental in the company's success for over half a century
Michelle Terry: 'Emma Rice was the best thing that happened to the Globe'
The artistic director designate and chief executive of Shakespeare's Globe spoke candidly about the recent controversy over Emma Rice's departure
Joan Iyiola cast in RSC's Duchess of Malfi
Full casting has been announced for John Webster's play and The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich (Or the Beau Defeated)
Mel Giedroyc to star in Much Ado About Nothing at the Rose Theatre
The Bake Off presenter returns to the stage in Shakespeare's great comedy
Casting announced for The Secret Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe
Anders Lustgarten's new play is about Elizabethan spy master Francis Walsingham
Casting announced for Emma Rice's musical Romantics Anonymous
The show is an adaptation of the French-Belgian film Les Emotifs Anonymes
Shakespeare's Birthplace to be sold again at 'auction'
The 'sale' marks 170 years since the property was saved from destruction
The week in pictures: 19 - 25 August
Mo Farah, Mark Gatiss and a host of opening nights lead our top pics for the week