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

10th March 2012

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

 

INTERVIEW: ANGUS JACKSON

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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