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Will@Warwick - insights into the work of William Shakespeare

Will@Warwick - a podcast featuring the latest academic insight into the work of William Shakespeare.

Editing Shakespeare

16:21, Mon 28 Apr 2008

One of the most eminent Shakespeare editors talks about the art. Professor Stanley Wells was co-editor of The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works and is general editor of the Oxford and Penguin editions of Shakespeare as well as Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham and honorary governor emeritus of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

(MP3 format, 18 MB)


Shakespeare on film

14:00, Mon 14 Apr 2008

Discussing how Shakespeare transfers from stage to film are two experts on the subject, 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, who is a senior lecturer in English Literature at the University of Malaga.

(MP3 format, 20 MB)


Children in Shakespeare

15:21, Wed 9 Apr 2008

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.

(MP3 format, 26 MB)


Writing about Shakespeare

13:27, Fri 30 Nov 2007

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.

(MP3 format, 16 MB)


Manga and Shakespeare

16:24, Thu 15 Nov 2007

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

(MP3 format, 12 MB)


Speaking Shakespeare

10:46, Tue 25 Sep 2007

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.

(MP3 format, 17 MB)


Blogging the Bard

17:23, Tue 11 Sep 2007

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.

(MP3 format, 10 MB)


The Women Who Have Played Hamlet

16:51, Mon 20 Aug 2007

Tony Howard talks about the women who have played Hamlet.

(MP3 format, 27 MB)


Teaching Shakespeare

15:17, Fri 6 Jul 2007

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.

(MP3 format, 30 MB)


Where there's a Will there's a way

14:50, Tue 26 Jun 2007

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.

(MP3 format, 30 MB)


Richard II - Shakespeare's most dangerous play

09:30, Tue 19 Jun 2007

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.

(MP3 format, 30 MB)


From just 14 lines to the complete works.

15:43, Tue 29 May 2007

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

(MP3 format, 18 MB)


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

11:17, Thu 17 May 2007

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

(MP3 format, 31 MB)



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