Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday with our in-depth interview with the world-renowned director, and enjoy all our digitally captured Shakespeare plays online now.

In celebration of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, we are delighted to release our new and exclusive backstage interview with Sir Michael Boyd, the world-renowned theatre director who, for an impressive 10 years, led the Royal Shakespeare company as its Artistic Director.

In this unique and personal discussion, Boyd weighs up the balance of making theatre with the immense responsibility of running a building, particularly one ans formidable as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

From the collaborative process of trying out creative ideas in the rehearsal room, through to the realities of making a living as an artist, Boyd's frank account is essential viewing for all aspiring directors, and anyone with an interest in the tehatre industry.