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The other day Benedict Nightingale reviewed the RSC’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He began: “It’s time Gregory Doran got more credit for work at the RSC that almost always outshines productions by showier directors in and out of town.”

This is tosh. Gregory Doran was the director of the appalling RSC production of Hamlet which was shown in the west end over Christmas, the “David Tennant Hamlet.” It is true that the production sold out immediately (the Dr Who

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