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Muse of Fire

Illuminations
Documentary

Muse of Fire

Illuminations
Documentary
This unique feature-length documentary follows actors Giles Terera and Dan Poole as they travel the world to discover why people are afraid to tackle Shakespeare. Speaking to a whole host of luminaries including Sir Ian McKellen, Dame Judi Dench, and James Earl Jones, Terera and Poole reveal the best ways of approaching the Bard’s work as a performer, theatre-goer, director and student.
Antony Sher with bloodied face and part-open shirt staring right of camera against bare wall

Antony Sher on Macbeth

Illuminations
Interview

Antony Sher on Macbeth

Illuminations
Interview
Antony Sher reflects on playing the Scottish king in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2001 production of Macbeth.
9 men and women starring in Shakespeare's Sonnets including Patrick Stewart and David Tennant

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Illuminations
Documentary

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Illuminations
Documentary
An illustrious cast including Patrick Stewart, David Tennant and Stephen Fry bring to life all 154 of William Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
4 people including Gregory Doran sitting behind a laid table perusing a script.

Gregory Doran on Macbeth

Illuminations
Interview

Gregory Doran on Macbeth

Illuminations
Interview
The Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Gregory Doran, discusses his experience of working on Macbeth for both stage and screen.

CPD Resource: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Digital Theatre
Workshop

CPD Resource: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Digital Theatre
Workshop
This interactive workshop, created in association with the Lyric theatre, explores ways to access and engage with Shakespeare in the classroom using a series of practical-based exercises that focus on overcoming the linguistic and thematic challenges presented in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Deborah Warner looks to the right of the camera with bookshelf and curtains behind her

Making Richard II with Deborah Warner

Illuminations
Interview

Making Richard II with Deborah Warner

Illuminations
Interview
Deborah Warner discusses her controversial 1995 staging of Richard II at the National Theatre and the subsequent film adaptation starring Fiona Shaw in the title role.
My West End: An Insight Into Working in Stage Management

My West End: An Insight Into Working in Stage Management

Digital Theatre
Documentary

My West End: An Insight Into Working in Stage Management

Digital Theatre
Documentary
Deputy Stage Manager Vicky Eames and Assistant Stage Manager Joanne Dunne provide invaluable insight into their roles behind the scenes of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre. Eames and Dunne examine the functions of the prompt box and demonstrate how organisation and creativity are essential for working in stage management.
Harold Pinter sat looking right of camera dressed in suit with blanket over his legs. Image projected of younger version of him on back wall.

Harold Pinter: Art, Truth, & Politics

Illuminations
Lecture

Harold Pinter: Art, Truth, & Politics

Illuminations
Lecture
Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, Harold Pinter was recorded presenting his impassioned, honest acceptance speech for an invited audience in Stockholm.
Fiona Shaw sitting on a black and white chair with a bookshelf behind her

Making Richard II with Fiona Shaw

Illuminations
Interview

Making Richard II with Fiona Shaw

Illuminations
Interview
Fiona Shaw reflects on playing the titular role in Richard II for both the stage production at the National Theatre and the BBC film adaptation directed by Deborah Warner.
Harold Pinter and another man sat around a small round table, the one facing the camera points to the right. They are surrounded by five other people looking toward the right too

Working with Pinter

Illuminations
Documentary

Working with Pinter

Illuminations
Documentary
Charting the life and times of commended playwright, Harold Pinter, Harry Burton‘s 2007 documentary offers a rare insight into his creative process.
Gregory Doran in red jumper with headphones points and shouts cupping his hands around his mouth from behind a camera

The Making of Julius Caesar

Illuminations
Documentary

The Making of Julius Caesar

Illuminations
Documentary
Gregory Doran and the team behind the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2012 production of Julius Caesar provide an insight into filming the TV adaptation for the BBC.

CPD Resource: Exploring Female Roles in Othello & Macbeth

Digital Theatre
Workshop

CPD Resource: Exploring Female Roles in Othello & Macbeth

Digital Theatre
Workshop
In this exclusive workshop, students are encouraged to challenge character stereotypes by exploring the relationship between language and gender and experimenting with various ways of approaching the female roles in Othello and Macbeth using techniques such as ‘ghosting’, improvisation and tableaux.