Episode 567. Sir Stanley Wells

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For the length and breadth of his scholarship and writing and editing and teaching, Sir Stanley Wells is our greatest living Shakespearean, and at the risk of sounding hyperbolic, might well be the greatest Shakespearean of all time. Generously granting us a brief (reduced) audience, Sir Stanley discusses the many aspects of Shakespeare he’s focused on in his work, including the editing of his plays (and what that means in a non-reduced context), definitive thoughts on what might be considered Shakespeare’s greatest play, fascinating thoughts about Shakespeare’s acting company and colleagues, and the justified boast that he’s an ‘all-round Shakespearean’. (Length 19:58)