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Shakespeare Alive

Conversations about Shakespeare's place in the 21st Century

Join our resident experts Drs Paul Edmondson and Anjna Chouhan for our podcast, Shakespeare Alive, featuring guests from across the globe. In each episode they chat with actors, directors and scholars, hearing all about their work to keep Shakespeare alive in the twenty-first century.    

Our guests for our latest series includes: Bill Barclay, Former Director of Music at the Globe Theatre; Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library; and, Alexa Alice Joubin, Professor of English at George Washington University.

We ask our guests and listeners to share one modern-day item that they think should be included in an imagined Shakespeare museum of the future. What do you think of their choices, and what would you choose? Let us know at

If you still haven’t caught up with all the episodes so far you can still catch up by visiting your favourite podcast platform. Guests include theatre professionals, artists, vloggers and more.

You can listen and subscribe to Shakespeare Alive on AppleGoogle or wherever you get your podcasts - or listen below. Please rate and review our podcast on Apple to let us know what you think, and join the conversation on social media with #ShakespeareAlive.

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