The RSC’s new production of Othello is very good, but not quite excellent.
A new production of The Merchant of Venice has chagrined critics, but the audience seems to love it.
Recently released, the RSC’s film of their production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Some of the finest, most quoted verses in the English language were dedicated to him, and for centuries literary scholars have tried to establish his identity.
Now fresh research suggests that the mysterious Mr WH, to whom Shakespeare’s sonnets were dedicated, was not, as had been thought, a contemporary English nobleman, but a recently deceased associate of the Sonnets’ publisher, Thomas Thorpe, which would explain the dedication’s strangely funereal form.
As Stanley Wells says in the article, “If it were agreed by scholars, this would be pretty momentous. People have spilled an enormous quantity of ink trying to identify this figure.” Indeed.