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Jonathan Bate: interview

Professor Jonathan Bate FBA discusses Shakespeare being a 'living, changing reference point' for us, even today as well as why his work is important for understanding our own culture.

Literature • Jonathan Bate

An edited transcript of the longer interview is available to download here.

These interviews were conceived as an integral part of the Prospering Wisely project. They illuminate some of the personal stories behind the subjects’ academic careers, research and scholarship – as well as presenting evidence of the multiple ways in which the humanities and social sciences contribute to our overall prosperity. They also discuss the need for academics to be challenging, and to reach out to wider audiences.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 23 (February 2014).