The striking thing about Sir Stanley’s Shakespeare is how unsexy he is

A great tradition of Shakespearean songs have been all but forgotten

The German obsession with Goethe’s Faust and Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Coates on Cleese, Collins and Cole

Jean Sibelius/Arne Nordheim; The Tempest (Naxos/LAWO)

Someone has to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

Has the National Theatre brought back fun?

A new production of Hamlet takes one too many leaves out of Morrissey’s playbook

Kenneth Branagh does seem to like taking his clothes off

Great times to be had in Canterbury despite occasionally clunky comedy and some scandalously overpriced wine