Worrying environmental issues dominated the time of William Shakespeare as they do now, from depleted fish stocks and food shortages, to overpopulation and animal exploitation.
In the late 16th century, new mathematical concepts were transforming perceptions of the world. Shakespeare’s plays helped audiences to process these changes.
Without the First Folio, the canon of Shakespeare’s plays would have decisively shifted.
The Globe has used both its theatres in tandem for a single production, for the first time in its history.
Shakespeare’s Conrad is now an ambitious ‘story producer’. With an eye over all the ‘Nothing Island’ action, he seeds rumours that bloom into reality TV gold.
The tragedy of Macbeth issues a warning for our times about the harm that is done when the desire for power drowns out the inner voice of conscience.
The founder of the Bell Shakespeare Company has written a book gleaning leadership wisdom from the bard. But figures such as Richard III and Julius Caesar are hardly ones to emulate.
Addressed to a ‘fair youth’ and later, ‘a dark lady’, the sonnets are less well known than Shakespeare’s plays. A journey into them is an unsettling and beguiling literary adventure.
Scholars have scoured the works of the great playwright for clues about his faith. A scholar of theology and Shakespeare’s works says it isn’t as simple as that.
It was the film that put the gangsta in Shakespeare: loud, brash, and brimming with pistols and gold chains.
Looking closer at the Spanish writer’s life work shows that social and cultural prejudices have kept us from seeing the full picture
We can’t go to the theatre but some creative theatre groups are bringing it to us, via Zoom.
New technology is helping archaeologists uncover details of the playwright’s home, workplaces and his final resting place.
The Bard’s plays have an unfair reputation for being hard. You’re probably reading them in the wrong way.
Memoirs of the morning after: because literature tells us the hangover is about so much more than physical symptoms.
Study uncovers what inner-city teenagers really thing about Hamlet et al.
All of Shakespeare’s major male roles were written for Richard Burbage who died in the 1619s.
Kofi Annan and John McCain’s positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
Kofi Annan’s tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons – peacebuilding and human security.
How would a Jacobean servant react to a trumpet flourish?