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Shakespeare and the American Dream. Part 1

Alternative title
Shakespeare in Obama’s America
Synopsis
Radio broadcast, Writer Robert McCrum goes to America to assess Shakespeare’s appeal. In Nashville he watched Henry V set during the Civil War.Composer Stephen Sondheim and actor Alec Baldwin contribute. Baldwin comments on why a scene from Hamlet was so key to John Ford’s western MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946).
Series
Compass: Shakespeare in the World
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
19 Apr 2016 at 09:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Maggie Ayre
Contributor
Alec Baldwin; Robert McCrum; Stephen Sondheim

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); United States of America

Production Company

Name

BBC Radio 4

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

BBC World Service

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
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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