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Photos and podcast: Why we should edit classics like Hamlet and Marlowe’s Tamburlaine

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When Lazarus Theatre artistic director Ricky Dukes invited me to host a post-show discussion at Tamburlaine, the uproar around the Barbican Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” seemed like the perfect, topical jumping-off point: Should we or shouldn’t we ‘tamper with’ the classics? Or, given the scarcity of actual practitioners (as opposed to newshounds) prepared to argue that we shouldn’t, put another way: what do we gain by tampering with the classics?