One is famous for being a leader eventually reviled by his people… The other is Julius Caesar
A talented group of homeless people has found their calling in performing Shakespeare.
Shakespeare School’s Festival South Africa arrives in Joburg this week and will be performing at the St. Vincents and Transoranje schools for the Deaf.
Professor David Schalkwyk of Global Shakespeare speaks to us about the launch of a new, global Shakespearean movement
In Brett Bailey’s radical take on Verdi’s Macbeth, Shakespeare’s story of ambition, treachery and witchcraft is set in Central Africa, amongst the wars and ruthless exploitation that tears that invisible corner of the world apart.
Quite pricey and crowded during the season; go there in Spring or Autumn
Across the UK, ‘Othello’ will hit cinemas for one night only on 26 September as part of the NTLive broadcast. Featuring Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lambert in the role of Othello and his nemesis ensign Iago, the play is as gripping, funny and fraught as any blockbuster you could watch instead.