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Articles tagged with "William Shakespeare"

Watch: 'Opera, Ballet and the Bard' Insights event on demand.

15 April 2016

Shakespeare Day insights event focuses on operas and ballets inspired by the playwright's work, including The Winter's Tale, Romeo and Juliet and Otello.

Designing The Winter’s Tale: telling Shakespeare’s tale through more than words

31 March 2016

Christopher Wheeldon’s ballet adaptation is a true collaborative effort, with spectacular designs from all the creative team coming together to tell the story.

The Winter’s Tale Dance Highlight: The trial scene

24 March 2016

Without words, Christopher Wheeldon's choreography powerfully illuminates Shakespeare's text and the innermost thoughts of his characters.

Watch: Joby Talbot on creating The Winter’s Tale’s musical score – ‘The hardest thing I’ve ever had to compose’

8 February 2016

Shakespeare’s problem play is notoriously difficult to stage, and scoring a ballet adaption is no different.

Opera Essentials: Falstaff

24 June 2015

Our quick guide to Verdi’s last opera, his comic masterpiece inspired by Shakespeare’s drunken knight.

Irresistible stories: Myth and art

22 June 2015

Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.

The RSC’s Richard II starring David Tennant released on DVD

7 May 2014

Release marks new collaboration between RSC and ROH subsidiary Opus Arte.

The A-Z of Richard Strauss: J is for Ben Jonson

14 April 2014

One of the Jacobean playwright's works inspired Strauss's sole collaboration with Stefan Zweig.

Ballet Essentials: The Winter's Tale

31 March 2014

A quick guide to Christopher Wheeldon's captivating Shakespeare adaptation.

Watch: A background to Shakespeare’s The Winter's Tale


28 February 2014

Christopher Wheeldon and theatre director Lucy Bailey shed light on the play’s themes and plot.

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