Front Row | Shakespeare’s problem plays

It's a truism that Shakespeare is as relevant today as ever. But some of his plays are regarded as problematic and recently the celebrated actress Juliet Stevenson requested that a couple of them ''should be buried''. Is she right? And which plays speak most powerfully to us? Juliet Stevenson and directors Abigail Graham - whose production of The Merchant of Venice is about to open at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse - and Justin Audibert join Samira.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 18'06''
  • Broadcast date: 2022

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