OUR AIM: To create the most lively, comprehensive, accessible and intelligent guide to 21st-century Shakespearian performance the world has ever seen.


Reviewing Shakespeare is the first website devoted to scholarly reviews of and writing about worldwide Shakespearian performance (theatre, film, TV) for a general audience. Expert reviews of global Shakespearian performance will be produced and commissioned by an extraordinary team of international Associate Editors. Following in the footsteps of our 2012 Year of Shakespeare project, reader reviews, comments, audio boos and videos will be solicited and published on this site. The site will be fully searchable and, as the archive grows, will offer an invaluable (and free) resource to theatregoers, practitioners, historians and general Shakespeare enthusiasts.

In October 2013, the site went live with dozens of reviews of recent and current productions around the world and hundreds of reviews from the years 2000–12. By the anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016 we aim to have posted our 1000th review.

The General Editors are Dr Paul Edmondson (Head of Research and Knowledge at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon) and Dr Paul Prescott (Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, UK). The platform was designed by Misfit, Inc.