In celebration of this day with shows

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It looks like everyone else is getting very excited about Shakespeare’s 400th Death-iversary as well as me. I’ll update this post with major events as an when I find out about them so keep watching this space!

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Henry V

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The Barbican (RSC production)

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In a fit of – I don’t know exactly what but it certainly wasn’t sanity – I bought tickets to see The King and Country tetralogy (also known as the Hollow Crown) over three days at the Barbican. This is the fourth of the four – the first is Richard II, the second is Henry IV Part One and the third is Henry IV Part Two.

Hal is back in trousers. I mislike this.

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Cymbeline

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Shakespeare’s Globe)

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This was my first time in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, which is like a jewel-box – exquisitely painted and carved, and surprisingly small. The original indoor playhouse owned by the King’s Men, Blackfriars, was built inside the refectory of the old Blackfriars monastery, the place where the trial of Anne Boleyn was held, which just seems so odd. I wonder if they ever performed Henry VIII there.

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