William Shakespeare, 1610, image

The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, artist and authenticity unconfirmed. National Portrait Gallery, London. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

William Shakespeare: The Bard and his Writings

‘Man of the Millennium’ and the world’s greatest writer, Shakespeare enriched our language, changed the way we think and gave us new understandings of the human condition. From comedy to tragedy to history, his plays cover a vast scope of human experience, and his sonnets mystify and delight. There is a performance of his play Hamlet going on somewhere in the world every single day.

And yet there are gaps in our knowledge of the man himself. Discover what we do know of the Bard, learn about the changing theatrical conditions which brought about his plays, listen to speeches from some of his greatest characters.

 

image: The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare, artist and authenticity unconfirmed. National Portrait Gallery, London. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons