Shakespeare for Inclusive Audiences - Kelly Hunter interviewed by Michael Dobson

Contemporary Performance Practice | Shakespeare for Inclusive Audiences | Kelly Hunter interviewed by Michael Dobson

Digital Theatre+

Kelly Hunter was for many years a renowned actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company and is now Artistic Director of Flute Theatre. Hunter, author of Shakespeare’s Heartbeat and Cracking Shakespeare talks here with Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute, about her work developing games for children on the autism spectrum, using Shakespeare’s texts. The subject of a two-year study by researchers at Ohio State University’s Nisonger Center, her games have been shown to impact positively on childrens' communicative progress. In this fascinating discussion Hunter and Dobson explore Shakespeare’s language, innovative approaches to The Tempest and Hamlet, and how the work began.

Production duration: 42 min 4 sec