An incredible collection of actors, authors, writers and more celebrating the Bard
Can you guess Simon Schama's favourite Shakespearean role?
The historian has a brief turn at cabaret to help us brush up our Shakespeare
How Henry V's opening line hooked a nine-year-old Simon Schama.
How religious changes influenced a young William.
Jeanette Winterson on theatre in Shakespeare's age
Jeanette Winterson explains why women get all the best lines in Shakespeare's plays.
Gregory Doran's issues with Shakespeare's famous play.
RSC artistic director Gregory Doran on how changing words can be compunctious
RSC artistic director Gregory Doran's view on the conspiracy theories.
Why international actors shouldn't put on an English accent when in the bard's plays.
The author’s advice on handling people who tell you ‘you can’t’.
Jonathan Bate examines how great actors have interpreted Shakespeare's ageing king.
Jonathan Bate debunks the conspiracy theories behind.
Bard expert Jonathan Bate explains why the magical world appears in Shakespeare's plays.
The poet remembers her last year as a schoolgirl at a convent boarding school.
A poem about the A poem about romantic dreams of adolescence.
The poet's sonnet celebrating her aspirational mother's obsession with department stores.
The poet's sonnet about dealing with grief
Discover the two big names that helped push the actors in their careers
Germaine Greer questions how famous the bard was as a playwright in his lifetime.
The actor takes us through his thoughts when tackling that famous speech.
Germaine Greer makes a bold claim about the Bard's fame in his lifetime.
The actors discuss the qualities they feel are within Hamlet.
The audiences' connection was what the actress considered key to her performance
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