Speak The Speech

Welcome to Speak The Speech; our podcast celebrating some of Shakespeare’s greatest speeches with actors, directors and thinkers.

In each episode, Associate Director James Evans is joined by a guest to dissect some of the most powerful language Shakespeare ever wrote and investigate how these beautiful words and ideas are brought to life on stage more than 400 years later.

During each season of the podcast, episodes are released fortnightly on Tuesdays. And you can catch up any time on our 20+ previous episodes. Settle in for a good conversation and new perspectives on Shakespeare.

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Season 3

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Season 1

About our host

James Evans
Associate Director at Bell Shakespeare.

A self-confessed “Shakespeare nut”, James has been immersed in acting and directing on stage and screen for more than two decades. For Bell Shakespeare, his recent work includes Hamlet (dramaturg and actor in 2020 and 2022), Much Ado About Nothing (director in 2019) and Julius Caesar (director in 2018). As a facilitator, James has conducted hundreds of Shakespeare masterclasses in schools, universities, theatres and juvenile detention centres across Australia, Asia and the US. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Acting (Acting) and holds a Masters of Arts (English) from the University of Sydney.