"As its name suggests Jacobean drama dates from the reign of James I. The big names include Thomas Middleton, John Webster and John Ford, who revelled in writing crowd-pleasing melodramas as full-blooded as any horror movie.It's from the old, old version of the BBC website so the clip is in Real Media format but once you've downloaded the link, the stream should open fine in the separate player.
"They're aptly called revenge tragedies, with murder triggering revenge leading to more grisly deaths and a high body count at the final curtain. Judi Herman has been looking at the key roles women play in these tragedies, with Lisa Hopkins, Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University."
Williams is talking about the Cheek by Jowl touring production of The Changling. There's more interviews on their website including a pre-infamy Tom Hiddleston who was so little known then, Billington didn't mention him in his Guardian review.