Simon Godwin interviewed

In one of the highlights of this year's English undergraduate residential in Stratford, the director of the Royal Shakespeare Company's current much-acclaimed production of Hamlet, Simon Godwin, was interviewed by Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute.

Simon Godwin visiting the Shakespeare Institute

The same undergraduates who had given his show (starring Papa Essiedu) a standing ovation the previous night were delighted to join in the questioning, and fascinated to learn about his next Shakespearean project, a production of Twelfth Night at the National Theatre with Tamsin Greig (who will be receiving her honorary doctorate from Birmingham on 7 July) as a lesbian Malvolio. When last seen, Mr Godwin was reading the introduction to Professor Dobson's new Penguin edition of Twelfth Night.

Simon Godwin visiting the Shakespeare Institute