DELIGHTING IN DESPAIR

FROM ROMEO AND JULIET TO OTHELLO, SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGEDIES ARE SEDUCTIVE DESPITE THEIR DARKNESS. OR PERHAPS, BECAUSE OF IT. BY ANDY MCLEAN Vendettas. Villainy. Violence. Broken hearts. And death. At first glance, Shakespeare’s tragedies don’t sound much like entertainment. Yet we flock to theatres around the world to witness the torment and devastation wreaked upon naïve … Continue reading DELIGHTING IN DESPAIR

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THE MERCUTIO SHOW

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO PLAY MERCUTIO, ONE OF SHAKESPEARE’S FUNNIEST AND MOST UNPREDICTABLE CHARACTERS? WE ASKED ACTOR DAMIEN STROUTHOS. Mercutio loves nothing better than a big night out. If you were in the pub talking to a mate, how would you describe Mercutio? Mercutio is the person in the pub who is standing on … Continue reading THE MERCUTIO SHOW