Shakespeare’s secret: no one escapes fate

Shakespeare’s secret: no one escapes fate

In the third episode of this six-part series on Shakespeare, we delve into his tragedies.

Othello is destroyed by his jealousy, Romeo and Juliet commit suicide, King Lear goes mad. No one escapes fate. As a theater critic, Joyce Roodnat has seen the tragedies in endless adaptations. She talks to Michel Krielaars about the power of these pieces, the role of the women, and her theory that they are actually all about love.

This series was originally published last summer and will be repeated in the coming weeks.

Michel Krielaars
Joyce Roodnat
Maartje Willems
Jeroen Jaspers