Shakespeare without words – did ‘The Winter’s Tale’ really work as ballet?

I watched Christopher Wheeldon’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s most curious play from the upper slips of the Royal Opera House, wondering quite how the intricacies of ‘The Winter’s Tale’ would translate into dance. But they did. And it was mesmerising. The Royal Ballet, in collaboration with the National Ballet of Canada, first created this three-act performance in April 2014, when I watched it streamed live to … Continue reading Shakespeare without words – did ‘The Winter’s Tale’ really work as ballet?