Bonus: Shakespeare and remembrance
November 11 2018 marks the centenary of Armistice Day, one hundred years since the end of the First World War. Ahead of Shakespeare and Remembrance here at the Globe, we ask: what can the real experience of war teach us about performing Shakespeare and what can performing Shakespeare teach us about war and its effects?
We chat to Neil Davies, Shaun Johnson and Max Hamilton McKenzie, ex-military personnel who will be performing in Shakespeare and Remembrance, about their journeys since leaving the Forces and what art and performance has offered them as therapy and rehabilitation. Shakespeare and Remembrance will include extracts from Shakespeare’s plays alongside original pieces written by those in the show about their own experiences of conflict.
This episode does contains explicit language, and references to suicide.