11 women admirably ditch their costumes to promote body freedom and free expression
Best known for his interpretations of Shakespeare plays, Ninagawa directed Hamlet differently eight times over the course of his life
According to McKellen, 'Shakespeare will change your life'
'You scullion, you rampallion, you fustilarian!'
This weekend marks 400 years since the Bard's death, with new attractions and commemorative events
Actresses to play King Lear, Henry V and Malvolio
Over four centuries have passed since Shakespeare’s players donned doublet and hose, but a surprising number of modern designers continue to channel Elizabethan attire, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Published in 1623, the First Folio brought together the majority of Shakespeare's plays
This is a flawed but fascinating and beautiful piece of art
From the plot and themes to the most famous lines – everything you need to know about Richard III
In the right hands, this 'tragedy' boasts almost as many laugh-lines as a play by Oscar Wilde
Twelfth Night, or What You Will was probably finished between 1600 and 1601 and first performed in 1602
This is a wonderful, if unsettling play, as the black humour of the brothel and prison scenes counterpoints the wrenching emotion of Isabella’s pleas to save her brother’s life
This is a sublime drama of immortal longings
Continuing our series of personal celebrations of William Shakespeare, Arifa Akbar considers the most heart-rending of all his tragedies
The collaboratively written play ‘Sir Thomas More’ is the only surviving manuscript to contain the Bard’s handwriting