Deborah Shaw, WSF Director and RSC Associate Director, introduces the Festival.
Palestinian director Amir Nizar Zuabi finds personal resonance in The Comedy of Errors.
Monadhil Daood draws on Iraqi culture to create a Romeo and Juliet for a new generation.
Brazilian Renato Rocha stages his exploration of Shakespeare’s most poignant moments in this dreamlike piece.
Artistic Director Tristan Sharps discusses a thrilling new take on Hamlet which merges performance and film.
A solo show in which Cinna, a minor character from Julius Caesar, invites students to write poems with him.
Behind the scenes of this specially commisioned play for young people aged 11 and upwards.
A young Polish actor prepares for his debut performance as part of the RSC’s Open Stages amateur theatre project.
Backstage adventures with two Open Stages amateur theatre companies.
Set inside an RAF hangar, Coriolan/us is reimagined in a new political world of 24-hour news.
Nigerian-born Theo Ogundipe has his clay makeup is applied, talking about childhood in Nigeria and the relevance of the play to contemporary Africa.
Creating the set for this version of Much Ado About Nothing set in contemporary India.
Artist Gillian Wearing's film on a series of confessions from some of Shakespeare's characters.
Inspired by objects in the British Museum exhibition, Shakespeare: Staging The World, film-maker Liz Unna looks at pagan rites and rituals in Shakespeare.
Director Calixto Bieito talking about creating Forests, and preparations for the production.
Film-makers and actors based in the north of England who bring Shakespearean words and scenes to unexpected situations.