Who didn’t write Shakespeare? The evidence suggests other hands in the plays
The attribution of the First Folio can no longer be trusted
Think Shakespeare wasn't Shakespeare? You might just be a snob
There's no reason a glover's son couldn't have written the plays. To think otherwise is little more than snobbery
From Henry V to Hillary Clinton: what the history of pardoning oneself could teach Donald Trump
The Tragedy of Trump may have set itself up for a truly Shakespearean ending
Winter Fiction, January 2017 issue
Find all the pieces from our new supplement here
Fiction in brief: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
"Atwood is never less than readable, and she sustains her fantasy with gallant ingenuity."
Rowan Williams’s tragic mistake
How can Rowan Williams reconcile his Christianity with the Greek tragic vision?
Brexit, the backstory: how Great Britons would have voted in the referendum
Poets, princes and an island apart
The line between male and female has always been clouded
The question of "trans" is at the heart of a new culture war. But if we look at the box office history...
Emma Rice’s approach to Shakespeare wasn’t so unusual
The Bard’s work has been messed around with for centuries and, with any luck, will be messed around with for centuries to come
Emma Rice reduced Shakespeare’s plays to lectures—she had to go
"Identitarian art can’t speak to the inner life, to things of the soul"
Books in brief: “Vinegar Girl: The Taming of the Shrew Retold”
"The ensuing story [...] is told with verve, intelligence and an engaging sense of the absurd"
Unearthing Richard III—why dictators never sleep easy
Ralph Fiennes’s dark performance dominates a powerfully claustrophobic production