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Weekly readings of the Complete Plays of Shakespeare by a global cast, in the order they were believed to have been written.

Created in less than a week in response to the global Covid 19 pandemic. Follow @robmyles for updates.

STATEMENT

“I love Shakespeare. I act it, direct it, I run workshops for actors, offer one-to-one coaching, and created The Shakespeare Deck to help people get the most out of his extraordinary language. Being from working class origins, I also believe Shakespeare is for everyone. He was writing to entertain, move and provoke society as a whole, from groundlings to monarchs. This universal appeal is right there in the language, the humour, the characters.

What’s more, his work has always been a source of comfort for those in times of hardship and isolation. Look no further than Nelson Mandela, and the Robben Island Bible.

Shakespeare endured similar times, and created masterpieces. Now, it’s our duty as artists to connect and create, with each other and audiences, however we can.

The Show Must Go Online utilises global casts, including professionals and amateurs, all of whom donate their time and talent freely to entertain, and make Shakespeare accessible at a time when theatre faces what feels like an existential crisis.

We are here to surprise and delight. We hope you enjoy it.”

WATCH THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE

UP NEXT: HENRY VI PART I

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

“I’m full of happy feelings here. Haven’t felt this good all week”
“Haven’t smiled this much in ages”
“Falling over my keyboard, I tell you!”
“This is just incredible!”
“This is the best thing currently happening on the internet”
“Super innovative”
“This is actually better than on stage performances!”
“I’m NEVER going to a theatre again – take my money”

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