Yasmin focuses on love in the human and fairy worlds in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Shakespeare's comedy, one of his most popular plays
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown focuses on the relationship between Antony and Cleopatra.
Catherine chooses clever and funny Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing.
Melvyn Bragg discusses why revenge tragedy was so popular with Elizabethan theatre goers.
Glenda Jackson's returns to the stage for the first time in 23 years playing King Lear.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Shakespeare's best known, longest and most quoted play.
A look behind the scenes at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre's Hamlet, with Maxine Peake.
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.
Noma chooses loyal and outspoken Paulina from The Winter's Tale.
Artistic Director Emma Rice's first production at The Globe
Romola chooses the nun Isabella from Measure for Measure.
'Frailty, thy name is woman!' What can Hamlet tell us about attitudes to women today?
Simon chooses Benedick from Much Ado About Nothing.
Helen Mark journeys through north east Scotland in search of the real King Macbeth.
Reviewed by theatre critic Susannah Clapp
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Ellie Cawthorne on writers, actors and entertainers that were forged at university.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown explores the relationship between Tamora and Aaron.
BBC recording from 1951
Michael Grandage discusses some eternal questions surrounding a Shakespeare production.
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