On Monday this week, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust hosted a webinar, ‘Reviewing Shakespeare’, an in-depth discussion I had with Dr Paul Prescott (University of Warwick) about how and why we review Shakespearian productions.
What makes a good theatre review? Do we dare to ‘speak what we feel not what we ought to say’? (King Lear, 3 lines from the end).
The webinar was sponsored by The Arden Shakespeare.
We discussed the status and purpose of academic Shakespearian theatre reviewing and how this compares to the reviews we might read in the newspapers. We also talked about an exciting, forthcoming digital platform ReviewingShakespeare.com which will give the well-informed reviews of Shakespeare productions the widest possible readership.
We’re delighted to welcome on board the long-established and distinguished French journal, Cahiers Élisabéthains as our founding Associate Partner in the ReviewingShakespeare.com.
Hope you enjoy watching the webinar and contributing to the discussions via Twitter, using the hashtag #ReviewingShakespeare.
Watch the recording below:
Here is the slideshow from the webinar: