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Shakespeare Alive

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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.

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

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 show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

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 show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

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 show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

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 show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

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 show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

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 show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

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 show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

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 show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

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 show

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 show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

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 show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

Duration:00:33:51

Introducing Series 2 of Shakespeare Alive

1/20/2021
Join our resident experts Drs. Paul Edmondson and Anjna Chouhan, with a series of new guests from across the globe. This time they will chat with actors, directors and scholars, hearing all about their work to keep Shakespeare alive in the twenty-first century. Support the show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

Duration:00:00:40

6. Reviewing Shakespeare, with Nathan and Simon Dowling

12/22/2020
Nathan and Simon Dowling are the faces and masterminds of the YouTube channel, The Break A Leggers. In the final episode of this series Anjna talks to them about their experiences of reviewing theatre and their expectations of watching Shakespeare live in the modern world. Support the show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

Duration:00:38:14

5. Directing Shakespeare, with Gregory Doran

12/15/2020
Paul talks to Gregory Doran, the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, about what made him a Shakespearian and what that means to him personally, and to the company. They also discuss cross-gendered casting, and how theatrical performance brings Shakespeare to life in our own time and culture. Support the show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

Duration:00:31:04

4. Resurrecting Shakespeare, with Victoria Gartner

12/8/2020
This week’s guest is the founder of theatre company Will & Co, Victoria Baumgartner. We’ll be talking about her play Will and hearing all about her groundbreaking project to bring Shakespeare to your own doorstep during the Covid 19 pandemic. Support the show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

Duration:00:28:53

3. Becoming Othello, with Debra Ann Byrd

12/1/2020
Paul chats to Debra Ann Byrd, the entrepreneurial artistic director of the Harlem Shakespeare Festival, about why she founded her company, what it does, and about her important and inspiring memoir; Becoming Othello, A Black Girl’s Journey. Support the show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

Duration:00:30:47

2. Illustrating Shakespeare, with Mya Gosling

11/24/2020
Anjna’s joined by stick figure artist and Shakespeare super-fan Mya Gosling, creator of the web comic Good Tickle Brain. Join us as we discuss how Mya breaks down barriers to Shakespeare, making his works feel accessible and, most importantly, fun. Support the show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

Duration:00:31:52

1. Shakespeare and Race, with Farah Karim-Cooper

11/16/2020
Farah Karim-Cooper, Head of Higher Education and Research at Shakespeare's Globe, talks to Paul about her first encounter with Shakespeare, her experiences of academia and her work on the Shakespeare and Race festival. Support the show (https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/podcast-support)

Duration:00:35:31