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What Shakespeare Means to Me

Synopsis
A series of nine weekly radio talks in which eminent politicians, poets and thespians give their personal reactions to Shakespeare. Among these are Sir Learie Constantine, West Indies cricketer and politician, writer and poet Jorge-Luis Borges, Z. A. Bokhari, former Director General of Radio Pakistan, Jose Ferrer, stage and film actor, Egyptian actor Yusef Wahby, and Vanessa Redgrave.
Series
What Shakespeare Means to Me
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
28 Feb 1964 at 13:30 (Channel: BBC World Service)
Duration
15 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Contributor
Jorge-Luis Borges; José Ferrer; Learie Constantine; Vanessa Redgrave; Yusef Wahby; Z. A. Bokhari

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The general transmission time for the series is 13:30 GMT. The broadcast on 28 March 1964 was transmitted on 14.15 GMT.
History
The nine-part talk series was broadcast on the general Overseas Service as part of the Shakespeare Quatercentenary celebrations. The series began on 28 February 1964 and continued until 11 April 1964.
Reviews
Source: London Calling, March-May 1964

Production Company

Name

BBC World Service

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