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Shakespeare’s Globe

Synopsis
Radio documentary series presented by Peter Holland which considers how Shakespeare’s plays have been absorbed into the theatrical traditions of different countries. Among the productions discussed are a current performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in India, a South African version of Julius Caesar, German productions of Romeo and Juliet and Troilus and Cressida, two French productions of Hamlet, King Lear on the Moscow stage and a production of The Tempest at the 1994 Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
7 Apr 1994 at 11:30 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Jenny Bowen
Contributor
Peter Holland

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet; Julius Caesar; King Lear; Midsummer Night’s Dream, A; Romeo and Juliet; Tempest, The; Troilus and Cressida
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multiculturalism

Notes

History
Broadcast as part of the ‘Shakespeare today’ season on BBC Radio World Service. Transmitted from 7 April-12 May 1994 in six 30-minute episodes.
Reviews
For more details on this series see the programme listing in the monthly programme guide London Calling (BBC Worldwide), April 1994.

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

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