To Be Or Not To Be: Lockdown Shakespeare

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"To Be Or Not To Be" – it’s the most famous speech in all of English drama, but what on earth is Hamlet actually talking about? In this podcast series, we talk to some of the world's leading Shakespearean actors, directors and scholars - and our conversations often end up in the most unexpected of places. This series, made by Emmy Award winning documentary producer Andrew Smith, features contributions from Adrian Lester, Harriet Walter, Sir Mark Rylance, Samuel West and many more. It was recorded during lockdown to raise awareness for theatres and for actors in a time of pandemic and theatre closures. Special thanks to Emma Fielding and Simon Paisley Day, who agreed to record their versions of the speech from home during lockdown, and to Kris Dyer, Paul Sen and Hana Faouri. For more information about how you can help theatres and actors during the current crisis: To get in contact, please email:
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Aug 31st, 2020
Latest Episode
Apr 14th, 2021
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