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Three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper on starring in the Elephant Man.
Catherine chooses clever and funny Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing.
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Glenda Jackson's returns to the stage for the first time in 23 years playing King Lear.
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Henry Goodman discusses his role in Ben Jonson's Volpone at the Royal Shakespeare Company
James chooses one of Shakespeare's smallest roles.
Jude Law interviewed by Simon Mayo.
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine Shakespeare’s bloodthirsty tragedy, King Lear.
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The powerful drama of a marriage between the Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona.
Lenny Henry on the complex stage history of the role of Othello, Shakespeare's 'Moor'.
The producer of the 1954 BBC production of Under Milk Wood remembers the play's genesis.
Artistic Director Emma Rice's first production at The Globe
Richard Burton reads an extract from Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood
Romola chooses the nun Isabella from Measure for Measure.
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