How To Do Shakespeare

As another round of Shakespeare gets underway on Broadway, the directors of this year’s installments share their vision of the Bard’s work through contemprary lenses. Jonathan Miller argues that King Lear is not remotely the “cosmic” play it is often mistaken for; Edward Hall makes the case for his all-male production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Bartlett Sher discusses the importance of establishing a common rhythmic pulse within the cast of any Shakespeare production.