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Will@Warwick

A series of podcasts from the University of Warwick about the bard William Shakespeare and his works.

Speaking Shakespeare

10:53 Tue 27 Apr 2010

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.

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English, Literature, Poetry, Speech Pathology, Theater

Where there's a Will there's a way

10:51 Tue 27 Apr 2010

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

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English, Literature, Poetry, Theater

Richard II - Shakespeare's most dangerous play

10:50 Tue 27 Apr 2010

We focus on Richard II looking at a performance by the Berliner Ensemble in 2006. Speaking 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.

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English, Literature, Theater

Writing about Shakespeare

10:48 Tue 27 Apr 2010

Ren Weis talks about his biography of William Shakespeare entitled Shakespeare Revealed: A biography and Elizabeth Schafer discusses her book about the influential Shakespearean director Lilian Baylis.

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English, Literature, Theater

Teaching Shakespeare

10:46 Tue 27 Apr 2010

Jacqui O'Hanlon, Deputy Director of Learning at the RSC talks about approaches to teaching Shakespeare and learning through performance. Also Jeffery Dench and Peter Cant discuss what they have learned when collaborating on a play.

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English, Literature, Poetry, Theater

Shakespeare on Film

10:44 Tue 27 Apr 2010

Tony Davies, who was a professor and head of the department of English at Fort Hare University in South Africa and Jose Ramon Diaz Fernandez, a senior lecturer in English Literature at the University of Malaga discuss 'Shakespeare from Stage to Film'.

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English, Film, Literature, Poetry, Theater

Children in Shakespeare

10:41 Tue 27 Apr 2010

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

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English, Literature, Poetry, Theater

The Women who have played Hamlet

10:40 Tue 27 Apr 2010

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.

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English, Literature, Poetry, Theater

Manga and Shakespeare

10:37 Tue 27 Apr 2010

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

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English, Literature, Poetry, Theater

Blogging the Bard

10:36 Tue 27 Apr 2010

Art 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.

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English, Literature, Poetry, Theater

From just 14 lines to the complete works.

10:35 Tue 27 Apr 2010

Comedian Lenny Henry and director Barrie Rutter talk about studying just 14 lines of Othello. Also Warwick's Peter Kirwan discusses his year seeing every production in the RSC's Complete Works Season.

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English, Literature, Poetry, Theater

Editing Shakespeare

10:33 Tue 27 Apr 2010

Professor Stanley Wells was co-editor of The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, Warwick Honorary Graduate and Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham and honorary governor emeritus of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Editing the Complete Works and the new Macbeth by Greg Wyatt.

10:30 Tue 27 Apr 2010

Professor Jonathan Bate talks about his work editing a new edition of the Complete Works of Shakespeare and also hear about the unveiling of a statue of Macbeth by the artist Greg Wyatt in Stratford upon Avon.

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English, Literature, Poetry, Theater