Shakespeare’s Sisters! With cover stars Harriet Walter, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo and Margaret Atwood, Shakespeare Magazine 12 is our biggest and best issue ever!

Happy New(ish) Year, Bard fans – Shakespeare Magazine 12 is here!

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Shakespeare’s Sisters is the theme of Shakespeare Magazine 12.

Meet our fabulous and forthright cover stars:

Harriet Walter

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Judi Dench

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Sophie Okonedo

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and Margaret Atwood

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All of whom speak with great authority, insight and wit about their adventures with the Bard.

Also this issue, we have:

Jade Anouka’s Donmar Shakespeare in pictures,

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while Hugh Bonneville

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and Benedict Cumberbatch chat about The Hollow Crown.

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We have brilliant guest essays on Shakespeare’s Storms

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and How to think like Shakespeare,

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along with John Foxx’s Arden Shakespeare cover art,

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the madcap comedy world of the Reduced Shakespeare Company,

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and Benedict Cumberbatch stars in a Doctor Strange/Shakespeare mash-up!

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Shakespeare’s Complete Sonnets at London’s South Bank

Shakespeare sonnet star Simon Russell Beale.

Shakespeare sonnet star Simon Russell Beale.

On Sunday 1 June, London’s famous South Bank Centre will sees a complete reading of every one of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets. In the evening the sonnets will be read at the Royal Festival Hall by some of the world’s finest actors and poets, led by Simon Russell Beale and Harriet Walter. Part One of the event runs from 5pm-6.30pm with Part Two running from 7.15pm-9pm.

Plus, in preparation for the evening’s star-studded readings, The People’s Sonnets will see sonnets popping up around the South Bank Centre site for free throughout the day in various outdoor locations. They are read by children, mums, dads, grandmas and anyone else who loves Shakespeare and his sonnets.

Tickets for the event are on sale now priced £10-£25. Go here to book your tickets.