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Such Sweet Thunder

Synopsis
Radio programme presenting extracts from Shakespeare’s plays in 21 different languages. According to the programme information, this encompasses "Romeo wooing Juliet in Chinese, German, Arabic, Hungarian and English; the murder scene from Othello as it is played in Delhi can be compared with a performance from Tokyo; and Lady Macbeth will pursue her wicked course in Polish, Hebrew, Telegu and Greek" (p.12). With music by Duke Ellington. Narrated by Rolf Lefebre.
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Availability
Unknown
Notes
Multilingual programme.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
jazz; languages; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Producer
Barbara Kendrick
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Duke Ellington
Contributor
Rolf Lefebvre

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

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