What you Will: King’s Shakespeare Festival, brought together writers, poets, performers and Shakespearean scholars from across the world to discuss the Bard, his life and work. Below are video highlights from across the weekend.
An evening to celebrate the publication of the anthology, On Shakespeare's Sonnets: A Poets' Celebration, edited by Hannah Crawforth and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, with poems by Carol Ann Duffy, Paul Muldoon, Simon Armitage, Jo Shapcott and many others.
A lecture by Lena Cowen Orlin, on 'The Second-Best Bed' followed by an exploration by professional actors and King's academics of the glimpses we see of Shakespeare's life through the brief records he left behind.
Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor describe the critical reception their original edition provoked. Their talk will be illustrated by actors performing excerpts from the play in its various texts.
A multidisciplinary reflection on the character Tom O'Bedlam in song, history and lived experience.
A Q&A with renowned Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro, in conversation with Gordon McMullan.
A lecture by renowned Shakespearean and Yale Professor Kastan reflecting on the materials in the 'By Me William Shakespeare' exhibition.
Acclaimed Shakespearean actor Simon Russell Beale in conversation with Sonia Massai, about his career so far, the challenges of playing Shakespeare’s most famous characters, and his love of the text.