Helen Hargest takes a look at the National Theatre's production of "King Lear", directed by Sam Mendes and starring Simon Russell Beale, and discusses the complexity of Edgar in reflection of Beale's 1993 performance of the character at the RSC.
Jo Wilding explores the historian Raphael Holinshed's Chronicles in memory of Marian Pringle. The Project's website describes it as "once the crowning achievement of Tudor historiography and the most important single source for contemporary playwrights an
As a graduate of Film Studies, Holly highlights the differences of viewer experiences of theatre in its various forms: from live attendance, fixed recordings of stage productions, and adaptations specific to the silver screen.
William Shakespeare's "The Tempest"'s Stefano and Trinculo are more than just fools for comic relief. Take a look into Helen Hargest's insights regarding these two characters' roles within this enigmatic play.
For the next post in "The Tempest 400th Anniversary" celebration series, Jo Wilding writes an account about the celebrated return of the Royal Shakespeare Company on the night the Royal Shakespeare Theatre reopened their doors.