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Shakespeare: Lord of Misrule

Synopsis
As we move towards the celebration of Twelfth Night, historian Jerry Brotton looks back at the meaning and power of Shakespearian mischief. For Shakespeare and his contemporaries festivals such as Twelfth Night were not just dates on a calendar, but often opportunities for boundaries to be tested and a whole society to implicitly re-examine the structures by which they lived. Shakespeare’s plays are a clue to this pattern, and Jerry Brotton hears from actors Harriet Walter and Simon Russell Beale; Simon Godwin, director of a new version of Twelfth Night; and Shakespeare scholar Emma Smith. Featuring unwelcome commentary from Malvolio, written and performed by Tim Crouch.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
3 Feb 2017 at 11:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Martin Williams
Contributor
Jerry Brotton
Cast
Emma Smith 
Harriet Walter 
Simon Godwin 
Simon Russell Beale 
Tim Crouch 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Social Studies; Drama
Keywords
misrule; Twelfth Night

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