There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face, says King Duncan. As Macbeth's first...
Coronation Street of the soul. Terence Hawkes on how our modern cult of celebrity blights the Shakespeare industry
07 April 2003
There's no escaping the Warwickshire Lad. There's the T-shirt, the beer, the cigar - Shakespeare is everywhere. Terence Hawkes on the enduring cult of the Superbard
14 October 2002
The bullet and the bayonet have traditionally been the most effective bearers of English-speaking...
12 June 2000
When Ben Jonson writes "Language most shewes a man, speake that I may see thee", his robust...
A monument to flatulence. Shakespeare's plays embody a pre-modern notion of art; they cannot be reduced to the status of Bridget Jones. Terence Hawkes explains how not to read the Bard
06 December 1999
Biography is the novel's last resort. Fiction's strictest rules apply. Beginnings have to be...
Shakespeare in Bloom. When we talk about Hamlet we are talking about ourselves, says the Falstaff of Anglo-American letters. This, says his fiercest critic, is exactly how not to discuss the Bard
12 March 1999
Shakespeare's characters "develop". They "reconceive" themselves. They even overhear themselves...