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Shakespeare’s Restless World: England Goes Global

Synopsis
First of a twenty-part radio series in which the director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, presents an object-based history of the time of Shakespeare to explore how Elizabethan and Jacobean audiences made sense of their rapidly changing environment.
In this episode a silver medal from 1589 mapping Drake’s voyage is chosen to examine how his circumnavigation of the globe changed the way playgoers viewed the world.
Series
Shakespeare’s Restless World
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
16 Apr 2012 at 13:45 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
15 mins

Credits

Producer
Paul Kobrak
Contributor
Jonathan Bate; Neil MacGregor; Peter Barber

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A; Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama; History
Keywords
exploration; maps and mapping; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Cultural history

Notes

Notes
The entire series is available on CD from http://www.bbcshop.com and as a podcast http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/r4shakespeare.
History
Part of the Shakespeare Unlocked season on BBC.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, BBC programme information
For more detail about the programme and its objects (including transcript)see the BBC Restless world website http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/shakespeares-restless-world/ (accessed May 2012)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BoB

Email
bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 3743 2345
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
330 Holborn Gate
1st Floor, Suite 120
London
WC1V 7QH
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council
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
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
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London
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