Early 17th-century proclamations reveal the impact of the 1603 plague outbreak.
Plague and the Playhouse
London Becomes Rome
Neil MacGregor surveys the triumphal arches created for James I's entry into London.
The Theatres of Cruelty
A human eyeball in a silver setting gives a striking insight into the theatre of cruelty.
Shakespeare Goes Global
How a folio of collected plays in 1623 began the creation of a global phenomenon.
The Ghost of the Time
Michael Goldfarb remembers the mise-en-scène films about Vietnam and Woodstock.
Young, Desi and Into Politics
How can you find your political voice?
With Geoff Lloyd
Geoff Lloyd sits in with late night discussion on the issues that matter to you.
Book Parts and Difficulty
Matthew Sweet looks at frontispieces, titles and marginalia, and hard texts.
Would you call out subtle racism?