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Blast TV: Othello Retold

Synopsis
Television documentary about MOBO (Music of Black Origin) winner and hip hop artist Akala and his mission to explore the parallels between hip hop and Shakespeare. Together with 50 young Manchester-based MCs, musicians, dancers and visual artists Akala takes on the challenge to attempt to script and perform a hip hop version of Shakespeare’s Othello at the Lowry Theatre in Manchester in just two weeks. Narrated by Kojo.
Series
Blast TV
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
27 Nov 2009 at 05:00 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Karen Chambers
Producer
Karen Chambers
Contributor
Akala; Ben Crystal; Ian McKellen; Kojo; Ras Kwame; Will Kerley

Additional Details

Theatre
The Lowry Theatre, Manchester
Theatre company
National YouthTheatre
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Othello
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); teenagers; Amateur theatre; Hip Hop; Hip Hop Shakespeare Company

Notes

General
From the Blast website: "Blast is the place for teenagers to get creative. It provides access to mentors both online and in free events and workshops across the UK. With opportunities to showcase talent, enter competitions and get exclusive creative experiences such as work experience." http://www.bbc.co.uk/blast/ (accessed 24/06/2011)
History
Episode 4 of a four-part series on the BBC Blast project, showcasing up-and-coming creative talent.
Reviews
Source: BBC Programme Information http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00p4h9w (accessed 6/2011)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BoB

Email
bob@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
77 Wells Street
London
WIT 3QJ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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