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Emma Rice’s approach to Shakespeare wasn’t so unusual

The Bard’s work has been messed around with for centuries and, with any luck, will be messed around with for centuries to come

By Miranda France  

Ncuti Gatwa as Demetrius and Ankur Bahl as Helenus in Emma Rice's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" ©Steve Tanner

This piece is a response to Sohrab Ahmaris recent article: Emma Rice reduced Shakespeare’s plays to lectures—she had to go

The first time I saw Mark Rylance, the Globe’s founding artistic director, he was garlanded with flowers and leading a cheerful procession out of the theatre grounds and along the South Bank. It was clear…

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