Shakespeare’s secret: who was he really?

Shakespeare’s secret: who was he really?

No writer is as famous as William Shakespeare (1564-1616). His work is still performed worldwide every day in countless performances and adaptations. What is the secret of those pieces that they still appeal to the imagination? Why do we keep going back to classics like MacBeth, King Lear or Richard III?

With numerous experts and enthusiasts, Michel Krielaars investigates the secret of Shakespeare in this six-part series. In this first episode he talks to actor Gijs Scholten van Aschat about the question: who was Shakespeare actually?

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

Michel Krielaars
Gijs Scholten van Aschat
Maartje Willems
Jeroen Jaspers
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