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Much Ado About Nothing (2014)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Max Webster

Driven along by a romance all the more charming for being in denial, Much Ado About Nothing is a miracle of comic and dramatic suspense and gives us, in the bantering Beatrice and Benedick, one of Shakespeare’s wittiest, most lovable pair of lovers.

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The Malcontent (2014)

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Playwright: John Marston
Directed by: Caitlin McLeod

With its obsession with lust, greed and violence, its dense Shakespearean allusion, Machiavellian villainy and savagely satirical comedy, The Malcontent is one of the masterpieces of the renaissance stage.

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L'Ormindo (2014)

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Playwright: Francesco Cavalli
Directed by: Kasper Holten

L’Ormindo is a comic and moving tale of the loves and betrayals of princes, its miraculous plot twists spurred on over three acts by the forces of Destiny, Love and Luck. Produced in collaboration with The Royal Opera.

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Playing Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice (2014)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Bill Buckhurst

The Merchant of Venice was performed as part of the 2014 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank project.

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The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2014)

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Playwright: Francis Beaumont
Directed by: Adele Thomas

Combining salty colloquial prose with charming songs, The Knight of the Burning Pestle was one of the first madcap, mash-up, screwball comedies to hit the English stage and the first to run not one but two plays within-the-play simultaneously.

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The Duchess of Malfi (2014)

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Playwright: John Webster
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

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Richard III (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Tim Carroll

Originally performed at The Globe in 2012, this production transferred to Broadway for 16 weeks. An all-male Original Practices production that explored clothing, music, dance and settings possible around 1601.

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Twelfth Night (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Tim Carroll

Originally performed at The Globe in 2012, this production transferred to Broadway for 16 weeks. An all-male Original Practices production that explored clothing, music, dance and settings possible around 1601.

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