Posts in this blog relating to Shakespeare

The Bardathon: Introduction

The Bardathon: 1 – The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Bardathon: 2 – The Taming of the Shrew

The Bardathon: 3 – The Henry VI Plays, and Richard III

The Bardathon: 4 – Titus Andronicus

The Bardathon: 5 – The Comedy of Errors

The Bardathon: 6 – Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Bardathon: 7 – Romeo and Juliet

The Bardathon: 8 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Bardathon: 9 – Richard II

The Bardathon: 10 – King John

The Bardathon: 11 – The Merchant of Venice

The Bardathon: 12 – Henry IV – Parts 1 & 2

The Bardathon: 13 – The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Bardathon: 14 – Much Ado About Nothing

The Bardathon: 15 – Henry V

The Bardathon: 16 – Julius Caesar

The Bardathon: 17 – As You Like It

The Bardathon: 18 – Hamlet

The Bardathon: 19 – Twelfth Night

The Bardathon: 20 – Troilus and Cressida

The Bardathon: 21 – Measure for Measure

The Bardathon: 22 – Othello

The Bardathon: 23 – All’s Well That Ends Well

The Bardathon: 24 – Timon of Athens

The Bardathon: 25 – King Lear

The Bardathon: 26 – Macbeth

The Bardathon: 27 – Antony and Cleopatra

The Bardathon: 28 – Coriolanus

The Bardathon: 29 – Pericles

The Bardathon: 30 – Cymbeline

The Bardathon: 31 – The Winter’s Tale

The Bardathon: 32 – The Tempest

The Bardathon: 33 – Henry VIII

The Bardathon: 34 – The Two Noble Kinsmen

Othello and Otello

The BBC Shakespeare

“This is Illyria, lady”

Is Shakespeare still our contemporary?

The finest decade: 1601-1610

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon

We’ll hear a play…

Shakespeare for the MTV generation

Shakespeare for the MTV generation: continued

“Antony and Cleopatra”, Chichester Festival Theatre, 2012

Beef-witted lords

“Coriolanus” revisited

The three Hamlets

Directing “Hamlet” in one’s mind

All is but toys

The “tragic flaw” in Shakespeare

What makes characters tragic?

Prince Hal, Hamlet, and Antony: parallels and contrasts

The BBC Shakespeare: King Lear (1982)

Tales from Shakespeare

A dog barks at Sir Oracle

Shakespeare just got more beautiful

The cause of thunder

Gloucester’s mock-suicide

The two King Lears

“King Lear” at the National Theatre

“Tush, man, mortal men, mortal men…” The Henry IV plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 2014

“To thine own self be true…”

As I liked it

My unfortunate partiality for “colonising texts”

Shakespeare’s bundles of contradictions

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon

“Meant to be seen, not read”

Lear eviscerated: Jonathan Miller’s latest production of “King Lear”

“No sighs but of my breathing; no tears but of my sighing”: The Merchant of Venice at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 2015

“Chaos is come again”: “Othello” at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon

“‘Twere best not know myself”: Some new thoughts on Macbeth

“1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear” by James Shapiro

A damp squib and a thing of wonder to start the New Year

Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline” at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

“Verdi’s Shakespeare” by Garry Wills

Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

#Shakespeare400: “Twelfth Night” revisited

#Shakespeare400 “King Lear” revisited

#Shakespeare400: “Love’s Labour’s Lost” revisited

#Shakespeare400 “Antony and Cleopatra” revisited

#Shakespeare400: “Henry IV, Part Two” revisited

“The love that can be reckoned”

Shakespeare’s Roman Plays on Stage

The Tragedy of Ophelia

The “Nunnery scene”

Most ignorant of what we’re most assured

“Perchance I will ne’er go home”: the role of Emilia in “Othello”

Journey’s end

“Upon such sacrifices…”

What Shakespeare may (perhaps) have thought about

Back to Shakespeare: my latest readings of “As You Like It” and “Richard II”

The Henry VI Plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon

Richard III at Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon

“Shakespearean Tragedy” by Kiernan Ryan

“Poor Naked Wretches: Shakespeare’s Working People” by Stephen Unwin

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