Best of Today

BBC Radio 4

News & Politics

Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories. From BBC Radio 4's Today programme


New Globe director on changes to Shakespeare

January 5th, 2016

Episode 775 of 1744 episodes

Emma Rice will take up the position of Artistic Director of the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre today, in the year that British theatre celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. “There’s a great case to be made for great editing, making the play slightly shorter, slightly more relevant and punching through the bits that we do understand and have stood the test of 400 years,” Ms Rice told presenter John Humphrys.

Featured Podcast