The Space films

A series of films about the World Shakespeare Festival, made for The Space, the digital arts service for the Arts Council England and the BBC.

  • An Introduction

    Deborah Shaw, WSF Director and RSC Associate Director, introduces the Festival.

  • Comedy of Errors

    Palestinian director Amir Nizar Zuabi finds personal resonance in The Comedy of Errors.

  • Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad

    Monadhil Daood draws on Iraqi culture to create a Romeo and Juliet for a new generation.

  • The Dark Side of Love

    Brazilian Renato Rocha stages his exploration of Shakespeare’s most poignant moments in this dreamlike piece.

  • The Rest is Silence

    Artistic Director Tristan Sharps discusses a thrilling new take on Hamlet which merges performance and film.

  • I, Cinna (The Poet)

    A solo show in which Cinna, a minor character from Julius Caesar, invites students to write poems with him.

  • I, Cinna Backstage

    Behind the scenes of this specially commisioned play for young people aged 11 and upwards.

  • Open Stages Romeo and Juliet

    A young Polish actor prepares for his debut performance as part of the RSC’s Open Stages amateur theatre project.

  • Open Stages Macbeth and Julius Caesar

    Backstage adventures with two Open Stages amateur theatre companies.

  • Coriolan/us

    Set inside an RAF hangar, Coriolan/us is reimagined in a new political world of 24-hour news.

  • Julius Caesar

    Nigerian-born Theo Ogundipe has his clay makeup is applied, talking about childhood in Nigeria and the relevance of the play to contemporary Africa.

  • Much Ado About Nothing

    Creating the set for this version of Much Ado About Nothing set in contemporary India.

  • Gillian Wearing

    Artist Gillian Wearing's film on a series of confessions from some of Shakespeare's characters.

  • Horn Dance

    Inspired by objects in the British Museum exhibition, Shakespeare: Staging The World, film-maker Liz Unna looks at pagan rites and rituals in Shakespeare.

  • Forests

    Director Calixto Bieito talking about creating Forests, and preparations for the production.

  • Chicken Shop

    Film-makers and actors based in the north of England who bring Shakespearean words and scenes to unexpected situations.

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