Angus Jackson directs Edward Bond’s flinty study of the bard

10th March 2012

in 1970s Drama, Directors, Playwrights, Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama



The director talks to Aleks Sierz about his sellout revival of Edward Bond’s Bingo: Scenes of Money and Death (1973), which is currently at the Young Vic in a co-production with the Chichester Festival. The play, which stars Patrick Stewart, looks at William Shakespeare’s last weeks of life. Recorded at the Young Vic, 9 March 2012.

Shakespeare wants to rest but he cannot – he is troubled and the seed of the trouble comes from a struggle over land, and the presence of poverty

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