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Shakespeare Week

Synopsis
The ‘Shakespeare Week’ was a ‘Nikki Bedi Show’ radio special. From 26-30 June 2006, the Asian culture programme hosted by presenter Nikki Bedi devoted its arts and entertainment section to Shakespeare. ‘Behind the Scenes’, a midday slot that began around 13:45 and lasted between 10-20 minutes, was meant to give an indication about the variety of the culture industry that promotes Shakespeare. Episodes covered a visit to the Globe, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), Shakespeare’s influence on Bollywood Shakespeare, and an attempt to "understand the man behind the myth" (press information). In the afternoon slot entitled ‘On Stage’ (starting around 15:30, lasting 15-30 minutes) various Shakespeare scholars were invited to discuss the significance of Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a multicultural context.
Series
Shakespeare Week
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
26 Jun 2006 (Channel: BBC Asian Network)
Availability
No distributor found.

Credits

Contributor
Kate McLuskie; Nikki Bedi

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The; Midsummer Night’s Dream, A; Othello; Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
literary criticism; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multiculturalism; Bollywood

Notes

Notes
Credits for most of the contributors of the individual episodes could not be ascertained. Please advise us of errors and omissions.
General
The BBC Asian Network, a digital audio channel since October 28, 2002 broadcasts a mix of speech and music to second and third generation Asians. The network broadcasts primarily in English but also in a range of languages spoken by UK Asians. It is the main broadcast forum for debating the issues preoccupying British Asian communities.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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