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Theatre on TV and Radio December 12-18

2012 - Shakespeare's contemporaries get in on the act

The plethora of Shakespeare that is planned for next year, most of which is under the guise of the Cultural Olympiad has been much publicised. But 2012 is also quietly shaping up as the year of Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Already announced is The Changeling at the Young Vic and Tis a Pity She's a Whore at the Barbican. Then today the Old Vic announces The Duchess of Malfi with Eve Best taking the lead and Jamie Lloyd directing.

Bring it on I say. When I was studying Jacobean drama at Uni there was a dearth of productions to go to and as result I've seen so few performed.

Oh and if you hear of any more do drop me a line.