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# Title Description Contributor
1 Shakespeare, Mind and World

Tom MacFaul discusses how Shakespeare’s age thought about thinking. In particular, he looks at...

Tom MacFaul
2 Shakespeare and the Stage

Professor Tiffany Stern gives a talk on William Shakespeare and how his plays were performed in...

Tiffany Stern
3 The Tempest: For you am I this patient log-man

The director and actors talk about the log-scene in The Tempest and how they interpret and...

Archie Cornish, Dylan Townley
4 The Tempest - Our revels now are ended: Bringing a scene to Life

The director Archie Cornish, and actor Dylan Townley, introduce the Revel speech in The Tempest...

Archie Cornish, Dylan Townley
5 The Tempest: Direction and interpretation

Director Archie Cornish and actor Dylan Townley - Prospero - talk about adapting, directing and...

Archie Cornish, Dylan Townley
6 Understanding Shakespeare

The actor Nick Lyons talks about the challenge of the language barrier and how he dealt with it...

Nick Lyons
7 Two Gentlemen of Verona: The view from the Director

The director talks about how she adapted the script and directed the student Shakespeare...

Kate O'Connor
8 The Tempest: Our revels now are ended

The famous Shakespeare scene from The Tempest, performed by actors from an Oxford student drama...

Dylan Townley
9 Acting Masterclass: "Lend me your ears"

A second Masterclass on how Shakespeare spins rhetoric for the actor, with Sam Leith, journalist...

Gregory Doran, Sam Leith
10 Acting Masterclass: 'Pyramus, you begin'

A practical Masterclass with Greg Doran from the Royal Shakespeare Company looking at what clues...

Gregory Doran
11 The Tempest - Our revels now are ended: Conveying Shakespeare's meaning

The actor Dylan Townley talks about the language of Shakespeare. He describes how understanding...

Dylan Townley
12 The language of Shakespeare

Actors and the director talk about how they have approached and worked with their student...

Kate O'Connor
13 Teaching Shakespeare in Schools

A teacher talks about how she teaches Shakespeare in school, using video clips and references...

Joyti Chandegra
14 The Tempest: Prospero

Actor Dylan Townley talks with director Archie Cornish about the character Prospero. They...

Archie Cornish, Dylan Townley
# Title Description Contributor
1 Shakespeare Lectures

Dr. Ralph W. Schlosser's lectures on the life and work of William Shakespeare. Recorded in 1965...

Dr. Ralph W. Schlosser
2 Timon of Athens

Emma Smith finishes her Approaching Shakespeare series with a lecture on the play Timon of...

Emma Smith
3 Romeo and Juliet

This lecture on Romeo and Juliet tackles the issue of the spoiler-chorus, in an already-too-...

Emma Smith
4 Coriolanus

This lecture takes up a detail from Shakespeare’s late Roman tragedy Coriolanus to ask about the...

Emma Smith
5 Oscar Wilde's Women

Sophie Duncan introduces Oscar Wilde by setting him in an accurate historical context.

Sophie Duncan
6 Shakespeare and Voice

Linda Gates, Professor of Voice at Northwestern University (USA) discusses how Shakespeare'...

Linda Gates
7 Richard II

Lecture eight in the Approaching Shakespeare series asks the question that structures Richard II...

Emma Smith
8 Acting Masterclass: "Lend me your ears"

A practical Masterclass with Greg Doran from the Royal Shakespeare Company on how Shakespeare...

Gregory Doran, Sam Leith
9 Acting Masterclass: 'Pyramus, you begin'

A practical Masterclass looking at what clues Shakespeare puts into the verse for the actor....

Gregory Doran
10 Who Translates and for Whom?

Fourth part of the What is Translation Podcast series. In this part, the question of who is best...

Oliver Taplin, Lorna Hardwick
11 What does Tragedy do for People?

A discussion of what the use of tragedy is, and whether the emotional experience of tragic...

Oliver Taplin, Joshua Billings
12 Defining Tragedy

First dialogue between Oliver Taplin and Joshua Billings on tragedy: they discuss what '...

Oliver Taplin, Joshua Billings
13 Does Tragedy Teach?

Third dialogue on the nature of tragedy where they talk about whether tragic theatre teaches...

Oliver Taplin, Joshua Billings
14 Shakespeare and the Stage

Professor Tiffany Stern gives a talk on William Shakespeare and how his plays were performed in...

Tiffany Stern
# Essay Title Description Contributor
1 Renaissance Theatre

When John Brayne built the Red Lion Theatre in London’s Whitechapel in 1569, he could hardly...

Emma Smith
2 Why Shakespeare Was Shakespeare

Since the release of the film 'Anonymous' in 2011, the odds have increased dramatically of being...

Kate O'Connor
3 Aphra Behn and Poetic Culture

This essay is the last of four distilled from a lecture series on Aphra Behn given by Dr....

Abigail Williams, Kate O'Connor
4 Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was a bold, salacious, and pioneering individual. If Frances Burney made...

Kate O'Connor
5 The Importance of Being Wilde

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all" ...

Kate O'Connor
6 Who Killed Christopher Marlowe (and Why)? Kate O'Connor
# Title Description Author
1 Shakespeare and Stage Costume

Text upon which this Online Edition is Based: “Shakespeare and Stage Costume,” in The...

Oscar Wilde
2 Shakespeare and Music Christopher Wilson
3 'A Talk for Twelfth Night'

This essay on Shakespeare's play 'Twelfth Night' by Arthur Machen forms chapter fifteen of the...

Arthur Machen
4 'Spenser, Jonson, and Shakespeare'

Chapter taken from Issac Disraeli's collection of essay entitled 'Curiosities of Literature',...

Issac Disraeli