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Shakespeare at the National Theatre

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. This collection brings together audio and video content about his work.

Shakespeare at the National Theatre

This exhibit tells the story of Shakespeare at the National Theatre through eight landmark productions. 

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Othello: Behind the Lines

Made for the 'Othello' NT Live broadcast, this film looks at the military setting of the play and the role of Major-General Jonathan Shaw.

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Shakespeare and Migration: Lenny Henry

Lenny Henry and George Alagiah look at migration in Shakespeare’s play, The Comedy or Errors.

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Shakespeare at the NT: The 21st Century

Director Nicholas Hytner talks to Abigail Rokison-Woodall about his enormous contribution to the history of Shakespeare at the NT.

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Rory Kinnear on Playing Hamlet

Rory Kinnear talks to Matt Wolf about his approach to playing the historic part of Hamlet in Nicholas Hytner's 2010 production.

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Lenny Henry in Conversation

Lenny Henry talks to Al Senter about his writing and acting career, his relationship with Shakespeare and performing in the 2011 production of The Comedy of Errors.

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Shakespeare and Old Age: Simon Russell Beale

Simon Russell Beale and Simon Lovestone look at how memory and ageing are explored in Shakespeare’s play, King Lear.

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Hamlet: A Character Study

Rory Kinnear and Nicholas Hytner explain some of the key aspects of Hamlet’s character.

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Shakespeare at the NT: Writer for Today

From the BBC's The Hollow Crown, director Dominic Cooke and writer Ben Power discuss adapting Shakespeare's work for the screen.

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As You Like It: Rosalind and Celia

Rosalie Craig and Patsy Ferran, playing Rosalind and Celia, discuss the roles and the production of As You Like It.

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Peter Brook in Conversation

Peter Brook talks about his career and book, The Quality of Mercy, a collection of essays reflecting his lifelong interest in interpreting Shakespeare’s works for contemporary audiences.

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