TOP 10 SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAINS: NUMBERS 7, 6 AND 5

WE’RE ON A QUEST TO DISCOVER THE ULTIMATE SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAINS. THE MOST DOWNRIGHT DEVIOUS, NEFARIOUS NASTIES IN ALL OF SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS. HERE, WE REVEAL NUMBERS SEVEN, SIX AND FIVE. Compiled by Andy McLean. Read about villains 10 (Regan), 9 (Goneril), and 8 (Claudius). JOIN THE DEBATE Who is your favourite Shakespeare villain? Do you agree … Continue reading TOP 10 SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAINS: NUMBERS 7, 6 AND 5

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TOP 10 SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAINS

WE ASKED AN EXPERT PANEL TO NAME THEIR FAVOURITE VILLAINS IN SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS. TODAY WE BEGIN THE COUNTDOWN OF CRIMINALS WITH NUMBERS TEN, NINE AND EIGHT. Compiled by Andy McLean. 10. REGAN (King Lear) 9. GONERIL (King Lear) Author Jane Caro picked King Lear’s elder daughters for our gallery of rogues, though she does have some sympathy for … Continue reading TOP 10 SHAKESPEAREAN VILLAINS

DELIGHTING IN DESPAIR

FROM ROMEO AND JULIET TO OTHELLO, SHAKESPEARE’S TRAGEDIES ARE SEDUCTIVE DESPITE THEIR DARKNESS. OR PERHAPS, BECAUSE OF IT. BY ANDY MCLEAN Vendettas. Villainy. Violence. Broken hearts. And death. At first glance, Shakespeare’s tragedies don’t sound much like entertainment. Yet we flock to theatres around the world to witness the torment and devastation wreaked upon naïve … Continue reading DELIGHTING IN DESPAIR