Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Merchant of Vegas – Shakespeare at the RSC

Locating Shakespeare’s plays in non-Elizabethan locations or timeframes is fairly common practice. In doing so different subtleties and themes can be brought out or explored, and sub-texts uncovered that are not apparent in its classical setting. But Rupert Goold’s choice of Las Vegas as the setting for The Merchant Of Venice, complete with American accents, is one of the more unusual I have come across. Continue reading

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Rowing into a new era: Henley Royal Regatta

Each year for a little over a week, the longest straight stretch on the Thames becomes a flurry of activity, as marquees are erected, boat trailers arrive and an entire year’s worth of training comes down to what happens on this 2km stretch of water. Continue reading

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