Shakespeare’s plays have had a chequered and lively history from the re-opening of theatres in 1660 until the present day. Throughout that history, they have often been re-written to accommodate contemporary tastes. The plays were sometimes starring vehicles for great actors or a means of creating spectacle onstage. In the 20th century in productions by Harlewy Granville Barker and work at the Old Vic Shakespeare’s plays returned to simpler productions and more authentic texts.
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
Meet The Speaker, Malcolm
Malcolm is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society and lectures on many aspects of theatre.
Since 2009, he has lectured on the Victoria & Albert Museum Short Course and Year Course Programmes, devising and developing a range of courses on Theatre History and Practice. He also lectures on theatre for Road Scholar USA and London Arts Discovery Tours for theatre groups visiting UK from America.
Malcolm was Workshop and Events manager at the V&A Theatre Museum in Covent Garden for 10 years where he was responsible for lectures, Study Days and workshops for adults and interviewed many leading British actors and directors. He has lectured and led workshops at many drama schools including RADA, The Actors Centre and Rose Bruford College. He has chaired panels and post show talks for Ambassadors Theatre Group. While at the Theatre Museum Malcolm contributed to many television and radio programmes
Preparing for the Event
For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).
We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!