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Extracts from Shakespeare

Synopsis
Video podcast. A series of talks from an interdisciplinary event held by the St Edmund Hall Centre for the Creative Brain in Oxford on 26 November 2016. The speakers interpret the theme of ‘Shakespeare and the Brain’ in various ways, examining it from the perspective of literature scholars, neuroscientists and actors. All the talks are aimed at a non-specialist audience. In this edition
Roland Oliver (an actor and alumnus of St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford) concludes the ‘Shakespeare and the Brain’ event by reading relevant extracts from three of Shakespeare’s plays. He also discusses the extracts briefly, in the light of some of the themes raised by the earlier speakers. The extracts are: Richard II Act V, sc v; Macbeth Act II, sc i; Henry IV Part 2, Act IV, sc iii.
Series
Shakespeare and the Brain
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
29 Nov 2016

Credits

Contributor
Roland Oliver

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Henry IV Part 2; Macbeth; Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
brain sciences; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Online Availability

Online URL
https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/extracts-shakespeare-read-roland-oliver-actor-richard-ii-act-v-scene-5-macbeth-act-ii

Production Company

Name

University of Oxford, Faculty of English

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Distributor

Name

University of Oxford Podcasts

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