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Shakespeare's Late Plays - recorded at the Globe's Playhouse

Andrew Marr celebrates the later life and works of Shakespeare with Simon Russell Beale, Jeanette Winterson, Dominic Dromgoole and Katherine Duncan-Jones.

Andrew Marr presents a special edition of Start the Week, celebrating the later life and works of William Shakespeare. Recorded at the Globe's candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the actor Simon Russell Beale and Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole discuss the late romances. The writer Jeanette Winterson explores her personal connection to The Winter's Tale, and the academic Katherine Duncan-Jones questions whether Shakespeare ever gave up on life in London to retire to Stratford-upon-Avon, and the relevance of his will that left his wife their 'second-best bed'.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

Dominic Dromgoole

Dominic Dromgoole is Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

A season of Shakespeare’s Late Romances – Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest – is on at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson is a writer.

The Gap of Time is published by Hogarth Shakespeare.

Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale is an actor.

Mr Foote’s Other Leg is on at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until 23 January.

Katherine Duncan-Jones

Katherine Duncan-Jones is a Professor of Early Modern English at Somerville College, Oxford.

Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life is published by Arden Shakespeare.


Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest Simon Russell Beale
Interviewed Guest Jeanette Winterson
Interviewed Guest Dominic Dromgoole
Interviewed Guest Katherine Duncan-Jones
Producer Katy Hickman