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Shakespeare the Midlander

Synopsis
Series exploring the distinctive history and culture of the English Midlands. Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, argues that the vision of Shakespeare as world literature’s most celebrated son was shaped as much by his provincial Stratford upbringing as by his later time in London, and that the distinctive ‘mellow shapes of the Midlands’ form the backdrop to the universal themes of his writing.
Series
Essay: In Praise of the Midlands
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
23 Apr 2014 at 22:45 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
15 mins

Credits

Producer
Robert Shore
Contributor
Dominic Dromgoole

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford-upon-Avon

Production Company

Name

Made in Manchester

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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