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

10th March 2012



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