Coronavirus (Covid-19): Latest updates and information
Skip to main content Skip to navigation


This page contains links to podcasts featuring CAPITAL staff and students discussing their work.

Understanding Shakespeare's Sonnets 2009 is the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare's Sonnets. Jonathan Bate, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Warwick, discusses the Sonnets with Stanley Wells and Paul Edmondson of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, authors of Shakespeare's Sonnets in the Oxford Shakespeare Topics series (2004).

War and Peace at Warwick

Adapting the Novel: Shared Experience's War and Peace Professor Michael Bell talks to Polly Teale, Joint Artistic Director of Shared Experience and co-director of Helen Edmundson's version of Tolstoy's epic.

The Women Who Have Played Hamlet

CAPITAL lecturer Tony Howard talks about his research looking at the women who have played Hamlet and the influence they have had on both the play and society.

Falstaff: A Tragic Wit or Fool And Jester?

CAPITAL Fellow of Creativity Paul Allen talks about Falstaff, one of Shakespeare's greatest roles.

Editing The Complete Works Of Shakespeare

Founding Director of CAPITAL Professor Jonathan Bate discusses editing a new edition of the Complete Works of Shakespeare.


Will @ Warwick

Will @ Warwick is a regular podcast, focussing on current Shakespeare research from around the University.

Editing The Complete Works and The New Macbeth by Greg Wyatt

In the first episode of Will@Warwick Tom Abbott talks to Professor Jonathan Bate about his work editing a new edition of the Complete Works of Shakespeare. There is also a report from the unveiling of a new statue of Macbeth by the artist Greg Wyatt in Stratford upon Avon.

From Just 14 Lines to The Complete Works

In the second episode comedian Lenny Henry and director Barrie Rutter talk about studying just 14 lines of Othello, and Peter Kirwan discusses his year seeing every production in the RSC's Complete Works Season.

Richard II - Shakespeare's Most Dangerous Play

We focus on Richard II looking at a performance by the Berliner Ensemble in 2006. First we speak to two of the people involved in staging the play and then Professor Margaret Shewring talks about the play in its historical and cultural context.

Where There's A Will There's A Way

Dr Laurie Maguire of Magdalen College Oxford talks about her latest book 'Where There's a Will There's a Way' and Peter Kirwan looks at three interpretations of Macbeth.

Teaching Shakespeare

We talk to Jacqui O'Hanlon, Deputy Director of Learning at the RSC about approaches to teaching Shakespeare and learning through performance. We also speak to Jeffery Dench and Peter Cant about what they have learned during a collaboration on a new play.

Blogging the Bard

Arts editor of the Guardian website Andrew Dickson and Peter Kirwan, writer of the Bardathon theatre review blog, talk about how blogs have changed the art of reviewing Shakespeare productions.

Speaking Shakespeare

The art of speaking Shakespeare is discussed by actors Ben Crystal, an expert in pronunciation of the Shakespearian period, Patrice Naiambana originally from Sierra Leone and actress Janet Dale along with writer and broadcaster Paul Allen.

Manga and Shakespeare

Emma Hayley talks about adapting Shakespeare to the ancient Japanese comic art form of manga, after launching the Manga Shakespeare book series.

Writing about Shakespeare

René Weis talks about his biography of William Shakespeare entitled ‘Shakespeare Revealed: A biography’ and Elizabeth Schafer discusses her book, ‘Lilian Baylis: A Biography’ on the influential Shakespearean director.

Children in Shakespeare

The director of the CAPITAL centre at Warwick, Professor Carol Rutter, talks about her latest book entitled Shakespeare and Child’s Play: Performing Lost Boys on Stage and Screen.







Will @ Warwick