Shakespeare, Nationhood, History and Us

Why does history matter so much to the British? How has popular history shaped our sense of nationhood? And to whom does history belong?

Almeida Artistic Director and director of Richard IIIRupert Goold and historian Simon Schama discuss the cultural understanding of history in the 16th century, how Shakespeare's work changed this, and the ways in which his plays speak to the anxieties of a nation in crisis. 



Almeida Questions is an eclectic programme of pre-show discussions which consider some of the questions raised by the work on our stage. In each discussion, invited panellists dig into the key issues and ideas emerging from the show.

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