“Front Row asks actors, directors and writers to give their personal take on a favourite Shakespeare character, to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death.”
BBCRadio4 has a wonderful collection of audio snippets of famous actors describing their experiences of playing their favourite Shakespeare character. The actors describe how they come to engage, connect and portray with their character. It includes audio extracts of the scenes that they are describing.
400 years after his death, Shakespeare is still a delight for actors to continue playing, discovering and reinventing. Who is your favourite character? Who would you love to play on stage? Comment and let us know!
If you would like deeper insight into these famous actors portrayals of Shakespeare’s characters take a listen after the jump!