The National Theatre managed to significantly redeem itself here and prove that this spring’s Macbeth was a blot on an otherwise impressive run of thoughtful and striking Shakespeare adaptations which bring the star power of their cast to bear on the greats.
Richard III is another one of these plays I will keep coming back to again and again – not just because it is put on so frequently, but also because I really love the number of possible interpretations which can be placed on Richard’s character.
Photograph by Alastair Muir
Well, I’ve had my first day of work in 2015, and I’m not sure I like it. I’m not sure Shakespeare did either – after all the worker wasn’t one of Jacques seven ages, and we can all relate to the school boy “creeping like snail Unwillingly to school”.*