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King Lear and The Cherry Orchard, the Tobacco Factory, Bristol

0 Comments | Posted 9 March 2012 | g:i A

Andrew Hilton's production of King Lear, currently at Bristol's Tobacco Factory until March 24, is a gripping rendition of Shakespeare's most distressing tragedy, unadorned by heavy-handed gimmicks and sensitive to the text. As usual with any Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory production, part of its...

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Review of the RSC's Cardenio: Shakespeare Lost and Found, or Fletcher Restored?

0 Comments | Posted 1 September 2011 | g:i A

The RSC's Cardenio, currently playing at the The Swan in Stratford-upon-Avon, is a brilliant and audacious attempt to reimagine a lost Shakespearean play. It is better, and more psychologically interesting, than the work on which it is based (Lewis Theobald's Double Falsehood, [1727]), and it is...

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Epidurals and Birth the American Way on One Born Every Minute USA

0 Comments | Posted 5 August 2011 | g:i A

My first child was born two and a half months prematurely, on only gas and air. Despite the excruciating pain I was in, I didn't realise I was in labour when my husband dropped me off at St. Michael's Hospital in Bristol.

I went in wearing my work clothes,...

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