Michael Billington Book Discussion

Michael Billington Book Discussion

Guardian theatre critic and alumnus of St Catherine's College, Michael Billington, discusses his new book The 101 Greatest Plays from Antiquity to the Present with Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr.

Friday 23 October 2015
at 5.30pm in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre

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Billington says:
'The 101 Greatest Plays? I know: it sounds a bit arrogant. Who, after all, has the encyclopaedic knowledge to make such a list? I guess that, during nearly fifty years as a critic, I must have seen some nine thousand plays. I have tried to use that experience in the book and make constant reference to particular productions that reinforce my notion of greatness. Eyebrows will doubtless be raised about my final selection: the omissions even more than the inclusions. Shakespearians will be outraged, Beckettians will be astonished.’