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Three outstanding performances make Otello one in a thousand

Carlos Alvarez makes the ideal Iago, and he toys with his victims like a cat with mice

Why is reading in the pub so enjoyable?

From literary pub crawls to famous fictitious water holes, the humble boozer has long had an important place in literature, insists Kieran Devlin

Literary Confessions: Virginia Woolf’s handwritten opinions unearthed

Literary executor William Mackesy discovered the revealing book while sorting the works of his grandmother, the novelist Margaret Kennedy

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo, book review: this Bard retelling disappoints

The latest in Hogarth's Shakespeare series by contemporary novelists, this updated ‘Macbeth’ may please fans of Scandi noir – but it isn't likely to appeal to admirers of the original 

Margot Robbie to retell Shakespeare's works from female perspectives

'The project will share diverse points of view, from writers representing the different cultures and areas'

Yukio Ninagawa dead: Renowned Japanese stage director dies aged 80

Best known for his interpretations of Shakespeare plays, Ninagawa directed Hamlet differently eight times over the course of his life

Heuristic Shakespeare: Ian McKellen's launches new theatre app

According to McKellen, 'Shakespeare will change your life'