A virtual book club has launched, exploring the work of Shakespeare and bringing a fresh take on some well-known classic plays.
Director Jimmy Walters (The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus, Finborough Theatre; Mrs Orwell, Southwark Playhouse) and actress Alexandra Evans (Silent Witness, BBC) invite you to their virtual book club, Shakespeare in Quarantine, a new weekly podcast exploring the extensive back catalogue of William Shakespeare.
For book and earworms alike, the stimulating podcast aims to provide a fresh and interesting take on some of the Bard’s greatest plays, from Othello to The Taming of the Shrew. Featuring guest appearances each week, they aim to unpick the story, unravel the language and make Shakespeare accessible.
Offering a light-hearted insight into the texts, the podcast is the perfect antidote for those who would normally run in fear from Shakespeare (you don’t need to be theatrical or historically inclined, you can just simply enjoy reading).
With the lockdown in full swing, it’s the perfect time to settle down with Shakespeare and become better acquainted. From betrayals, to murder and cross-dressing, it’ll keep you on your toes. For the first episode the team are joined by actors Paul Tinto (1917, Entertainment One; King Lear, BBC) and Phoebe Sparrow (Downton Abbey, ITV; Inside No.9, BBC) to discuss the great Scottish tragedy, Macbeth.
More info: twitter.com/ShakespeareInQ