What are some of the artistic and cultural choices behind trying to design a ‘trilogy’ – however loosely unified – out of plays from different parts of Shakespeare’s career?
The Royal Shakespeare Company are presenting The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, or what you will, and The Tempest as ‘Shakespeare’s Shipwreck Trilogy’.
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Charles Whitworth, editor of The Comedy of Errors for the Oxford Shakespeare. Charles is Professor of Medieval and Early Modern English Literature for the Institute of Research on the Renaissance, at the Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier.
He’s been bringing student groups to Stratford-upon-Avon for over forty years and reviews theatre regularly for the journal Cahiers Elisabethains.
Have a listen to our conversation about Shakespeare’s so-called ‘Shipwreck Trilogy’ and see if you agree with what you hear…
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