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 star vehicles for great actors or a means of creating spectacle onstage. In the 20th century Shakespeare’s plays returned to more authentic texts particularly at The Old Vic, although we are not without the odd controversial production today.

 

 

Malcolm Jones

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 including Kenneth Cranham, Zoe Wanamaker, Barry Cryer, June Whitfield and Don Black.
He has worked with Age Exchange Community Arts since 2000 on many creative arts programmes with older people and intergenerational film and theatre projects.