Student reviews

In order to create an archive of the Shakespeare 400 activities taking place across all the partner organisations in 2016, a team of students at King's College London, from across all disciplines and levels of study,  are reviewing as many of the events as possible. 

Below are all of the reviews collated across the year. Use the search box to look for reviews of a particular event.

  • Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

    Review by Chloe Owen, MA Shakespeare Studies. Margaret Atwood has chosen not to re-tell The Tempest, so much as to show one man’s engagement with the text in her contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare series. Hag-Seed follows Felix, the Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival, who is betrayed, fired, and who sends himself into exile outside of the town. Read more...

    Shakespeare in 1916
  • Shakespeare in the Royal Library

    Review by Emma Brill, MA Shakespeare Studies. An exhibition celebrating Shakespeare’s longstanding association with the town of Windsor and the royal court shows how generations of monarchs since Elizabeth I have enjoyed the work of Britain’s greatest playwright. Read more...

    Shakespeare in the Royal Library
  • Shakespeare and the Royal Court

    Review by Nina Romancikova, MA Shakespeare Studies. An exhibition celebrating Shakespeare’s longstanding association with the town of Windsor and the royal court shows how generations of monarchs since Elizabeth I have enjoyed the work of Britain’s greatest playwright. Read more...

    Grey Shakespeare
  • King Lear’s Subjects: The Fool

    Review by Jessica Acton, MA Shakespeare Studies. The RSC and King’s College London take part in a series of talks in November and December 2016 at the Barbican that look at King Lear’s most loyal subjects: The Fool, Cordelia and Kent. Read more...

    King Lear’s Subjects: The Fool
  • Visscher Redrawn 1616-2016

    Review by Hannah Drennan, MA Shakespeare Studies. Published in the year of Shakespeare’s death, Visscher’s cityscape is an iconic depiction of medieval London and is displayed alongside artist Robin Reynolds' version of modern London. Read more...

    Visscher Redrawn 1616-2016 puff
  • Read Not Dead: The Coxcomb

    Review by Nina Romancikova, MA Shakespeare Studies. The 1616 celebrations of Cervantes' influence on English drama concluded with this witty and raucously funny play inspired by Don Quixote. Part of the Read Not Dead: 1616 staged reading series. Read more...

    Read Not Dead: The Coxcomb
  • Ninagawa x Shakespeare

    Review by Sara Rumberg, Classics (Postgrad Diploma). An illustrated talk by Yuriko Akishima, exploring the Shakespeare productions of renowned Japanese theatre director, Yukio Ninagawa. Presented by the Japan Foundation. Read more...

    Ninagawa x Shakespeare