Student reviews

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

Below are all of the reviews. Use the search box to find reviews of a particular event.

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Reinterpreting Shakespeare's Will

    Review by Jamie Weisz, MA Early Modern History. Aside from his work, arguably the most discussed aspect of Shakespeare’s legacy has been his will. We can learn a lot about people and the past through wills. What possessions did someone have? Who was the most important people in a persons life? Read more...

  • Shakespeare Burlesqued

    Review by Eleonora Sammartino, PhD candidate, Film Studies. It could be argued that parody is the sincerest form of flattery. Certainly, the well-established tradition of burlesques was a sign of the popularity and success of Shakespeare in the 19th century just as much as “bardolatry”. Read more...

  • Metamorphosis of 'New Place'

    Review by Jamie Weisz, MA Early Modern Studies. Although Shakespeare died four hundred years ago, he lives on to this day through the countless adaptations of his original plays. But what of the man himself? What aspects of his life changed, and what impact did those events have on his work? Read more...

  • Exploring the Sonnets

    Review by Abby Draycott. The esteemed Sir Brian Vickers led an evening at Senate House dedicated to exploring Shakespeare’s sonnets, ensuring an erudite and illuminating occasion. Joined by renowned actors Edward Fox, Joanna David and Dominic West, each with firm Shakespearean roots, Read more...