Last night, QandA donated their weekly discussion to all things Shakespeare. But with 96% of the audience agreeing with the panel, I’m wondering what was really debated.
While sticks and stones may break bones, the insult remains the only way to ruin someone utterly. But, what separates the good from the bad?
We spoke to Jessica Tovey about the complexities of playing not only a Shakespearean role, but his most honoured and nuanced female character, Portia in The Merchant of Venice.
Devoted Bardite Loretta Barnard has taken it upon herself to explain the brilliance of William Shakespeare to you haters, in plain english.
Our favourite cream-faced loon Paris Portingale reckons that William Shakespeare definitely wrote all of his plays…if he didn’t, why are there so many statues of him around the place?
Our hack editor Mathew Mackie has a complicated relationship with William Shakespeare, especially now he’s discovered how many words were invented by the great man.
As our resident expert, Paris Portingale offers some not-so-known facts on the mind and thanks to his idiot brother-in-law, Ray, explains why nobody could understand Shakespeare “back then.”
Richard Jackson joins TBS in the first of an ongoing regular fortnightly feature of the best LongReads going around on the interwebs…