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Is It Shakespeare, Or is It Hip-Hop?

Alternative title
The Poet’s Pen Turns Them to Shapes
Synopsis
Is is Shakespeare, or is it Hip Hop? This is the question posed to his audiences by the actor, poet, rapper and educator Kingslee James Daley after he recites a passage of Shakespeare to them. As the performer, Akala, this inspired performer uses hip-hop to demystify Shakespeare’s poetry and make his work accessible to inmates, children and communities in London and the United Kingdom.
Series
Shakespeare Unlimited
Language
English (United States)
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2017
Transmission details
25 Jul 2017
Duration
34 mins

Credits

Contributor
Akala; Barbara Bogaev

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Shakespeare
Keywords
education through drama; Hip Hop; Hip Hop Shakespeare Company

Notes

Notes
Episode 78 in "Shakespeare Unlimited" - a series of podcasts about Shakespeare in the world.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited/akala-hip-hop-shakespeare
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

Folger Shakespeare Library

Email
reference@folger.edu
Web
http://www.folger.edu External site opens in new window
Phone
(202) 544 4600
Fax
(202) 544 4623
Address
201 East Capitol Street, SE
Washington
DC 20003
USA

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