The Play’s The Thing
Stephen Greenblatt, Howard Jacobson, Janet Suzman
These three towering Shakespeareans who have taught, written about, directed and performed the greatest dramatist of all times, engage in a witty and illuminating exchange about why the pre-eminent playwright and poet is studied, interpreted and translated the world over, providing inspiration for new operas, films, plays, novels, and other works of art.
Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and is general editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and The Norton Shakespeare.Howard Jacobson
Howard Jacobson is a multi-award-winning writer of 13 novels and five works of non-fiction, as well as a regular contributor to major newspapers and journals, including a regular column for The Independent. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question.
Oscar Nominated Janet Suzman DBE has played most of Shakespeare’s women, has starred in a wide range of classical and modern drama onstage and on TV, has appeared in some notable films, has worked as a director both here and in South Africa land of her birth. Janet has loved Bach since, as a callow teenager, she suddenly 'got' him, and he has never left.
Alex Clark is a literary journalist and broadcaster who writes for The Guardian and The Observer. She makes regular appearances on BBC Radio 4, chairs numerous literary events and is an experienced judge of literary awards.