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Is Shakespeare Always Political?

Synopsis
Accompanying event to the British Library’s ‘Shakespeare in Ten Acts’ exhibition. The panellists discuss the political themes within Shakespeare’s plays and consider how he voiced the political issues of his time, and the ways his works have been appropriated by each new generation to suit their own ends. This annual Political Studies Association public event focuses on a small selection of plays, while exploring the breadth of Shakespeare’s work and looking at productions around the world, at political interpretations and at the politics of the audience. Chaired by Dr Elizabeth Frazer, Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Recording date
20 Jun 2016
Duration
98 mins

Credits

Contributor
Elizabeth Frazer; Glenda Jackson; Michael Billington

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama; Politics & government
Keywords
politics; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Archive

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

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