SHAKESPEARE 400



Nicholas Serota and the Arts Council need to act to bring about gender equality
As the WOW Women in Creative Industries awards are announced, Sarah Crompton reflects on Phyllida Lloyd's call to the Arts Council to act
Re-inventing Macbeth: why staging the play is notoriously difficult
As she sees a host of new Macbeths, Sarah Crompton looks over the last few decades of watching Shakespeare's bloody tragedy
Have we had too many Hamlets?
As it's announced that Tom Hiddleston will step up to take on the role of the Dane, Sarah Crompton asks whether enough is enough
Why Skepta and streetwear can help young people connect with Shakespeare
Matt Trueman on why we need invention to bring young people to the Bard
'The Columbine shootings have influenced our Romeo and Juliet'
Fight director Kate Waters explains the way she approached staging the violence in Shakespeare's Globe's upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet
Is Ivo van Hove's Roman Tragedies the most significant piece of theatre in Britain in a decade?
Toneelgroep's six-hour adaptation of three of Shakespeare's tragedies returned to the Barbican this month
Theatre is the worst place for a first date
As Valentine's Day approaches, Sarah Crompton warns new couples that a trip to the theatre may not be the most romantic of evenings
Michael Billington is wrong: the National Theatre's future has to be in the here and now
Matt Trueman responds to The Guardian writer's blistering piece about the National Theatre's neglect of classic plays
Purpose-built theatres are no match for cathedrals
By Ben Horslen and John Risebero
Antic Disposition founders Ben Horslen and John Risebero explain the challenges and rewards of mounting productions in buildings not originally designed for performance