The original political thriller.
Without Richard Burbage, there could be no Shakespeare.
Mark Ravenhill is on a quest for dissenting voices.
Gareth Malone and Margaret Drabble on strength and nature
Comedy, tragedy, magic, mystery. And exiting “pursued by a bear”.
Zoe Wanamaker on the world of play and Jim Al-Khalili on staying rational.
Hugh Quarshie on Othello’s blackness. Is the character coherent? Is the play racist?
David Hare and Martha Kearney on deviant psychology and fancy dress
Creep into the forest this midsummer with a fantastical comedy. Warning: contains faeries
Jools Holland on Falstaff & Kwame Kwei-Armah on falling in love with someone’s story