To be, or not to be?: Hamlet’s soliloquy in the first folio of William Shakespeare’s plays, from 1623. Photograph: John D McHugh/AFP/Getty

There are two competing ideas about Shakespeare’s language that most of us will encounter. The first is that it is too hard to fully understand. The (...)

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Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven, as Shakespeare wrote in Henry VI. Now an innovative service from a Dublin educational company may so(...)

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Richard II: ‘The commitment, brio and invention of this production makes it well worth seeing’

Richard IIPeacock Theatre, Dublin *** There i(...)