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Courting the East

Synopsis
Radio feature. Author and historian Jerry Brotton investigates the history of relations between England and the Islamic world during the early modern period, a complex alliance that he finds dramatised in Muslim figures appearing on the English stage at the time, such as Shakespeare’s Othello, Aaron, and the Prince of Morocco (The Merchant of Venice). With contributions by Professor Gerald MacLean (York University), Dr Matthew Dimmock (Sussex University), Professor Palmira Brummet (University of Tennessee), Professor Quasim Mathar, Dr Charlotte Scott (Goldsmith College, London))(45 minutes)
Series
Sunday Feature
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
22 Jul 2007 at 21:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Producer
Mark Richards
Contributor
Charlotte Scott; Gerald MacLean; Jerry Brotton; Matthew Dimmock; Palmira Brummet; Quasim Mathar

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The; Othello; Titus Andronicus
Subjects
Drama; History
Keywords
Islam; Ottoman Empire; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Muslims

Notes

Notes
Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 22/7/2007

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/p00q82kq
Online price
free
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

BBC Radio 4

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 External site opens in new window

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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