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Shakespeare’s Starling

Synopsis
Radio documentary by Zoë Comyns that explores the references to birds that appear in Shakespeare’s plays and contrasts this with the devastation that ensued following the introduction of Starlings in to the United States by Eugene Schieffelin in 1890. The programme features Professor James Shapiro from Columbia University, Professor Paul Menzer of Mary Baldwin University, the cast of the American Shakespeare Center - including KP Powell as Hotspur, Joe di Constanzo from the American Museum of Natural History, Dan Rausch from Washington DC Department of the Environment, environmental historian Harriet Ritvo, and pet shop owner and nature educator Laurel Zoet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
1 Jul 2019 at 16:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Zoë Comyns

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Biology; Shakespeare
Keywords
avian disease

Production Company

Name

New Normal Culture

Sponsor

Name

BBC Radio

Archive

Name

BoB

Email
bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk
Web
https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand External site opens in new window
Phone
020 3743 2389
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
York House
221 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9UZ
Notes
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