What’s done cannot be undone: Macbeth fails to deliver

Since 2009, National Theatre Live has been transmitting live performances to cinemas around the world, bringing the theatrical into the more accessible realm of the cinematic. Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh’s Macbeth looked as if it were made for the big screen, the opening battle sequences and the grittiness of the production as a whole […]

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Too edgy for students?

“Experimental”. A word with very different meanings depending on your demographic. It could be something to do with labs. It could be Michael Nyman. It could be your more laissez-faire Friday night exploits. Or, if you’re that way inclined, it could be something to do with the mysterious world of drama. Experimental theatre has a […]

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Deserving of Much Ado: Interview with Joss Whedon, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof

Ilana Masad talks to the director/writer and cast of the new Much Ado About Nothing about combining theatre and film, sex scenes, and getting drunk on set. The Oxford Union’s Gladstone Room couldn’t be more different than the space I’d just inhabited: the Gladstone is dark, heavily curtained, wood-panelled, reeking of aged books and history; […]

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Review: As You Like It on Film

One of the most notable aspects of the Oxford student experience is the surreal nature of life here – the intense, disorientating experience of encountering the toughest challenges of your life amongst the strangest people you’ve ever met, all while navigating a whirl of bizarre social events distilled from centuries-old traditions. Where better, then, to […]

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