Richard Lutz plunders his archive to remember what happened last week…..
Richard Lutz gets lost in Shakespeare country.
Imagine a 30 foot high Ariel towering above Propero – that’s what you get in this groundbreaking performance, says Richard Lutz
Richard Lutz takes his pew for the Ben Johnson classic that caustically sends up his fellow Londoners of 1610.
Richard Lutz looks back in langour at the past seven days
Richard Lutz takes his pew at the Royal Shakespeare Theatrefor that most famous of revenge plays.
Richard Lutz takes a seat for that most patriotic of Shakespeare plays .
Richard Lutz reviews a classic take on Shakespeare’s tragedy about jealousy, race and deceit
Richard Lutz takes a seat for this tragedy at The Swan in Stratford
By Richard Lutz.
The new Shakespeare production of ‘As You Like It’ in Stratford exudes comedy and warmth, says critic Megan Luesley
The new Hamlet at Stratford is full-on muscular theatre: it is Hamlet as cage fighter, says Richard Lutz
With the school holidays here our travel columnist writes about a place that’s a bit closer to home than usual, and well worth visiting.
A Stratford-upon-Avon mum turned entrepreneur is looking to revolutionise the confectionery market after launching a new hard candy product.
A new RSC production peers into the gap between what we know is true and how much we agree to compromise. Richard Lutz reports
Richard Lutz finds that confusion reigns in the RSC’s latest production when it joins forces with a renowned New York theatre group
“It isn’t often that the star of a show is the costume designer. But Eloise Kazan has fashioned beautiful outfits for this play”, writes Richard Lutz
Director Greg Doran spent some time in South Africa and while there an actor told him: ‘Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s African play.’
Richard Lutz reviews the RSC production of King John – “The wrong king in the wrong time when the barons made him sign his name on the Magna Carta?”
Richard Lutz reviews The Tempest; “It is done beautifully. Hats off to the director David Farr and Jonathan Slinger.”
Richard Lutz sits down to see a play that still gets them hot under the collar 4 centuries on The Taming of the Shrew Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford The Taming of the Shrew is one of those Shakespeare plays that enrages people still today. How can it sit comfortably when a guy (Petruchio) bullies, pesters,…
“Well, how do you like your Robin Hood?”, asks Richard Lutz
Richard Lutz at the RSC’s Swan Theatre in Stratford This is a play about, among other things, sex and the law. And these are two forces that are very much still in fashion these days. The liberal Duke of Vienna decides to retreat under a friar’s cloak and retire from the fraught world leaving a…
There seemed to be a lot of earnest and frantic rustling through the programmes just before the curtain went up for Written on The Heart.
Richard Lutz enjoys the classic forest comedy by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford: ‘Finally…’ my companion said to me, ‘a Shakespeare comedy that’s funny.’
Richard Lutz reviews Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming at The Swan in Stratford
Richard Lutz takes his seat at Stratford- on- Vegas for the latest Royal Shakespeare Company play. This is a production you will either love or hate: Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice placed emphatically and over the top in Las Vegas complete with Elvis, casinos, drunk gamblers and a Yank accents (some of them suspect). It is…
Two Chinese faces peep out from the front pages of the papers this week: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and activist Ai Weiwei.
The Royal Shakespeare Company is set to travel from its traditional home in Stratford-Upon-Avon to the bright lights of New York.
Oooo…Nothing like a ribald play filled with fops, tarts and dandies, writes Richard Lutz