In 1973, Oxford academic A L Rowse published his international breakthrough, Shakespeare the Man, in which he claimed to have decoded Shakespeare's sonnets and discovered the identity of the playwright's mysterious Dark Lady. But was his discovery based on a simple misreading?Tweet
Front Row | Front Row reviews 1623, to mark the anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio
1623 Review Show, presented by Tom Sutcliffe. Front Row's panel of guests make a change from their usual review of the week's arts and instead go back in time and review the music, poems and plays from the year that the First Folio was published.
You're Dead to Me | Shakespeare
Radio 4's hit history podcast You're Dead To Me is recording a special episode to explore the life, work and legacy of William Shakespeare. Host Greg Jenner and his guests will be exploring what we know of the man behind the work in front of a live audience at Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Merseyside. Greg will be joined by Farah Karim-Cooper, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at King's College London, and the comedian and writer, Richard Herring.