Romeo and Juliet | Interview with Director Janine Watson

What can students gain from a live theatre experience that they may not get from reading Shakespeare in the classroom? If theatre is to continue to have any currency with young people, it is vital that it is through the live experience and the visceral exchange that happens when an audience and actors meet in … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet | Interview with Director Janine Watson

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TOP 10 GREATEST WOMEN IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBER 1

WE ASKED AN EXPERT PANEL OF ACTORS, DIRECTORS, WRITERS AND FANS TO PICK THEIR FAVOURITE FEMALE CHARACTERS IN SHAKESPEARE. TODAY WE REVEAL THE NUMBER ONE. Compiled by Andy McLean See the list of fabulous females, numbers 10, 9, 8, 7 and 6 here. See the list of fabulous females, numbers 5, 4, 3, and 2 … Continue reading TOP 10 GREATEST WOMEN IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBER 1

TOP 10 GREATEST WOMEN IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBERS 5, 4, 3, 2

THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES AS WE NAME THE TEN GREATEST WOMEN IN SHAKESPEARE. TODAY OUR EXPERT PANEL PICKS NUMBERS FIVE, FOUR, THREE AND TWO. Compiled by Andy McLean See the list of fabulous females, numbers 10, 9, 8, 7 and 6 here. CLEOPATRA (Antony And Cleopatra) Bell Shakespeare’s Artistic Director Peter Evans is relishing the chance … Continue reading TOP 10 GREATEST WOMEN IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBERS 5, 4, 3, 2

TOP 10 GREATEST WOMEN IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBERS 10, 9, 8, 7, 6

WE ASKED AN EXPERT PANEL TO NAME THEIR FAVOURITE FEMALE CHARACTERS IN SHAKESPEARE. TODAY WE BEGIN THE COUNTDOWN WITH NUMBERS TEN, NINE, EIGHT, SEVEN AND SIX. Compiled by Andy McLean JOIN THE DEBATE Who is your fave femme in Shakespeare? Do you agree or disagree with our experts? Share your view on Twitter and Facebook … Continue reading TOP 10 GREATEST WOMEN IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBERS 10, 9, 8, 7, 6

TOP 10 INFAMOUS FATHERS IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBERS 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

THE COUNTDOWN OF BADDIE DADDIES CONCLUDES, AS OUR EXPERT PANELISTS NAME THE FIVE SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS LEAST DESERVING OF A CARD ON FATHER’S DAY.  Compiled by Andy McLean  See the list of infamous fathers numbers 10, 9, 8, 7 and 6 here. 5. HENRY IV (Henry IV parts I and II) Dads the world over can … Continue reading TOP 10 INFAMOUS FATHERS IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBERS 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

TOP 10 INFAMOUS FATHERS IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBERS 10, 9, 8, 7, 6

WE ASKED AN EXPERT PANEL TO NAME THE TEN SHAKESPEAREAN FATHERS LEAST LIKELY TO RECEIVE A CARD ON FATHER’S DAY. TODAY WE BEGIN THE COUNTDOWN WITH NUMBERS TEN, NINE, EIGHT, SEVEN AND SIX. Compiled by Andy McLean 10. POLONIUS (Hamlet) Social researcher Dr Rebecca Huntley picked the misguided Polonius as her favourite infamous father from … Continue reading TOP 10 INFAMOUS FATHERS IN SHAKESPEARE – NUMBERS 10, 9, 8, 7, 6

TOP 10 SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAINS: NUMBERS 4, 3 AND 2

OUR COUNTDOWN OF THE MOST DESPICABLE VILLAINS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS IS GETTING TO THE SHARP, POINTY END. HERE, WE REVEAL NUMBERS FOUR, THREE AND TWO. Compiled by Andy McLean. Read about villains 10 (Regan), 9 (Goneril), and 8 (Claudius). Read about villains 7 (Henry V), 6 (Richard III), and 5 (Macbeth). 4. TYBALT (Romeo And Juliet) … Continue reading TOP 10 SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAINS: NUMBERS 4, 3 AND 2