Shakespeare Alive

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Theatre professionals, artists, vloggers and other guests from around the world join resident Shakespeare Birthplace Trust experts Paul and Anjna to discuss Shakespeare's place in the 21st century. We hear about their relationships with Shakespeare in the modern world and take a fresh look at Shakespeare in today's society.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Theatre professionals, artists, vloggers and other guests from around the world join resident Shakespeare Birthplace Trust experts Paul and Anjna to discuss Shakespeare's place in the 21st century. We hear about their relationships with Shakespeare in the modern world and take a fresh look at Shakespeare in today's society.

Language:

English


Episodes

24. Freddie Fox on Performing Hamlet

9/13/2022
Award-winning actor, Freddie Fox, speaks to Anjna about performing Hamlet, a last-minute Romeo, his love of poetry, and his dream of one day playing romantic hero, Benedick. Please note that Freddie uses an expletive (sh**) on one occasion. Support the showWe 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...

Duration:00:33:40

23. Adrian Lester on his Shakesperian Roles

9/6/2022
The award-winning actor, Adrian Lester, speaks to Paul about his Shakespearian roles – Rosalind, Henry V, Hamlet, and Othello – working with the late, great director Peter Brook, his portrayal of the pioneering nineteenth-century actor Ira Aldridge, and about why Shakespeare matters. Support the showWe 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...

Duration:00:31:27

22. Evie Gurney on her Process and Costume Design

8/30/2022
Award-winning costume designer, Evie Gurney, speaks to Anjna about her costumes for the National Theatre’s Antony and Cleopatra and the 2022 production of Much Ado About Nothing, as well as her process and aspirations for costume design in the theatre. Support the showWe 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...

Duration:00:33:46

21. Lisa Wolpe on Shakespeare and Gender

8/23/2022
Paul speaks to the internationally acclaimed actor, director, and visionary, Lisa Wolpe, who continues to be at the forefront of the movement for gender parity and diversity in the arts with a special focus on Shakespeare and Gender. Support the showWe 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...

Duration:00:27:10

20. Not Another Shakespeare Podcast on their mission to humanise early modern drama

8/16/2022
Hosts of the popular podcast Not Another Shakespeare Podcast, James and Nora, speak to Anjna about their mission to humanise early modern drama, making it fun (and sometimes silly) for their audiences. They also have an incredible film recommendation. Support the showWe 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...

Duration:00:33:42

19. Antoni Cimolino on the Stratford Festival

8/9/2022
The Stratford Festival, Ontario began in 1953. A newly-enhanced Tom Patterson Theatre has just opened, named after the festival’s founding-visionary. Paul speaks to the current artistic director, Antoni Cimolino, to find out more their vibrant work and aspirations. Support the showWe 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...

Duration:00:31:22

Introducing Series 4 of Shakespeare Alive

8/2/2022
Support the showWe 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 shakespeare.org.uk/future Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram

Duration:00:00:36

18. Sukanta Chaudhuri On 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - in India.

6/15/2021
Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri talks to Paul Edmondson about Shakespeare in India and about editing A Midsummer Night's Dream . Support the showWe 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 shakespeare.org.uk/future Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram

Duration:00:30:48

17. Bill Barclay on Shakespeare and Music

6/8/2021
Former Director of Music at Shakespeare's Globe, Bill Barclay, tells Anjna all about the place of music in Shakespeare, and passing the proverbial torch to the next generation of theatre-makers. Support the showWe 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 shakespeare.org.uk/future Follow us on TwitterFollow us on...

Duration:00:34:45

16. Michelle Terry on Shakespeare's Globe

6/1/2021
Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe, Michelle Terry, shares her journeys and wisdom with Paul. Support the showWe 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 shakespeare.org.uk/future Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram

Duration:00:29:44

15. The Shakespeare Link with Phil Bowen and Sue Best

5/25/2021
Phil Bowen and Sue Best, the couple behind The Shakepseare Link, tell Anjna all about setting up their remarkable charity, building their stunning replica of Shakespeare's Globe out of willow, and their exciting adventures in the digital world. Remember to rate and review Shakespeare Alive and complete our survey by visiting: www.shakespeare.org.uk/future Support the showWe ask our guests and listeners to share one modern-day item that they think should be included in an imagined...

Duration:00:32:57

14. Michael Witmore on the Folger Shakespeare Library

5/18/2021
Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C., Michael Witmore, talks to Paul about the history of the library and some of his favourite items in its collection, as well as the Folger's iconic location. Support the showWe 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 shakespeare.org.uk/future Follow us...

Duration:00:33:26

13. Shakespeare and East Asia with Alexa Alice Joubin

5/11/2021
Alexa, Professor of English at George Washington University, talks to Anjna about her fascinating research and new book, Shakespeare and East Asia (OUP, 2021). Covering everything from Romeo and Juliet in Singlish, to Japanese productions of King Lear, Alexa offers a crucial and much-needed insight into the political as well as cultural significance of Shakespeare across East Asia. She also chooses a coveted delight from our collection, and makes a superb suggestion for a Singaporean...

Duration:00:33:06

Introducing Series 3 of Shakespeare Alive

5/4/2021
A glimpse of what is to come on series three of Shakespeare Alive, including the voices of Michelle Terry, Bill Barclay and Alexa Alice Joubin. Subscribe and remember to rate our show on Apple Podcasts, or your usual podcast platform. Support the showWe 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...

Duration:00:01:11

12. Journeying with Shakespeare with Dr Islam Issa

3/2/2021
Writer and broadcaster, Islam Issa of Birmingham City University, talks to Paul about his own Egyptian identity and Shakespeare, and how this relates to his teaching, career, and life. Support the showWe 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 shakespeare.org.uk/future Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram

Duration:00:32:01

11. Global Shakespeares with Professor Jyotsna Singh

2/23/2021
Professor Jyotsna Singh from Michigan State University talks to Anjna about growing up in India, Shakespeare and Indian cinema, and decolonising Shakespeare in global interpretations and scholarship. Support the showWe 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 shakespeare.org.uk/future Follow us on TwitterFollow us...

Duration:00:32:14

10. Carol Rutter on Cleopatras

2/16/2021
Professor Carol Rutter of the University of Warwick talks about her research into the performance history of Antony and Cleopatra and why she longed to see Cleopatra played by a black woman. Support the show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

Duration:00:32:29

9. The Guildford Shakespeare Company with Matt Pinches

2/9/2021
Matt Pinches from the award-winning Guildford Shakespeare Company talks to Anjna about its 15 year journey, and what the future may hold for the charitable organisation. Support the showWe 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 shakespeare.org.uk/future Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram

Duration:00:30:06

8. Flute Theatre with Kelly Hunter

2/2/2021
Paul speaks with actress and founder of Flute Theatre , Kelly Hunter MBE, about using Shakespeare to engage with young people living with autism. Support the showWe 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 shakespeare.org.uk/future Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram

Duration:00:35:42

7. The Show Must Go Online with Rob Myles

1/26/2021
Rob Myles, Artistic Director of The Show Must Go Online, talks to Anjna about directing 36 plays online in the year of Covid. Support the showWe 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 shakespeare.org.uk/future Follow us on TwitterFollow us on Instagram

Duration:00:33:51