12:41 pm, Mon 23 Apr 2012 Life-size Shakespeare character
The North East's favorite Shakespearean character
As celebrations take place to remember William Shakespeare's birthday, a lifesize sculpture is unveiled in Newcastle. The bronze Mercutio was commissioned by the Theatre Royal as part of it's 175 anniversary.
A poll was conducted last year to find the north east's favorite Shakespearean character. Mercutio came out on top for his role in Romeo & Juliet.
4:26 pm, Wed 14 Mar 2012 Shakespeare thief dies in prison
Shakespeare's first folio
The rare first folio of William Shakespeare's plays that was stolen from Durham University in 1998. The collection was returned in 2010.
4:01 pm, Wed 14 Mar 2012 Shakespeare thief dies in prison
Shakespeare thief found dead in prison
Raymond Scott outside Newcastle Crown Court
Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Raymond Scott has been found dead in his prison cell at HMP Northumberland.
The unemployed antiques dealer was jailed for eight years for handling a stolen copy of a rare collection of William Shakespeare's plays.
3:49 pm, Wed 14 Mar 2012 Shakespeare thief dies in prison
Shakespeare thief dies in prison
A man who was jailed for handling a stolen copy of a rare first collection of William Shakespeare’s plays has died in a Northumberland prison.
Raymond Scott was sentenced to eight years at HMP Northumberland in August 2010 after being caught with the priceless first folio.
It was stolen from Durham University in 1998.