Discussing the difference between performing Shakespeare in RP vs OP (Shakespeare’s accent); then performing Sonnet 116 in RP, and OP; and then reading from the opening chapter of Toast, Schwarzengger’s Hamlet…
Spent a fine morning being filmed running around the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre with Dad: he explaining the origins of the Original Pronunciation experiments, me acting some examples.
Performed excerpts from Henry V, Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and all of Sonnet 116 – which sounds SO different in Shakespeare’s accent – then were interviewed about our work together.
All for an Open University film. Lovely to work with Dad again. Lovely to be back in that terrific space.
Now to Poland to give a series of Shakespeare talks, Ash Cloud permitting… (has it really been capitalised?)
CNN Clip, April 2009
I was asked to appear on CNN for Shakespeare’s 445th birthday… Here’s the clip:
Meet The Author, 2008
The video below was made for the Meet The Author website. In it, I talk about exactly why Shakespeare on Toast is so different from all the other books on Shakespeare out there…
Richard & Judy, 2005
Okay, so I just dug this out, a video clip of when I was asked onto C4′s Richard & Judy chat-show, to talk about a copy of the 1623 First Folio that’d been found in an attic… Enjoy!