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  1. Long View of Theatre Closures, The (2020 Radio)

    Series
    The Long View
    Producer
    Tom Alban

    Jonathan Freedland and Professor Emma Smith discuss the closure of theatres in Shakespeare’s time during an outbreak of the plague in 1603.

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  2. Elsinore: Part 1 (2018 Radio)

    Series
    Elsinore
    Director
    Marc Beeby; Sasha Yevtushenko

    When his brother, Claudius is captured by the notorious Pirate, Captain True, King Hamlet is sent a ransom demand. At home in Denmark, the seeds of rebellion begin to take root. Elsinore is set in an...

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  3. Elsinore: Part 2 (2018 Radio)

    Series
    Elsinore
    Director
    Marc Beeby; Sasha Yevtushenko

    After his capture by the pirate Captain True, Claudius returns to Elsinore determined to find out why King Hamlet did not pay the ransom demand. A strange, Danish farmer comes to court to deliver horses as a...

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  4. Elsinore: Part 3 (2018 Radio)

    Series
    Elsinore
    Director
    Marc Beeby; Sasha Yevtushenko

    Claudius visits the mysterious Kingdom of Carpathia to negotiate the betrothal of the Princess of Carpathia to King Hamlet. The visit unearths disturbing family secrets that involve Claudius and his...

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  5. Elsinore: Part 4 (2018 Radio)

    Series
    Elsinore
    Director
    Marc Beeby; Sasha Yevtushenko

    Claudius is despatched to Sweden to repatriate the body of the traitor, Lord Anders. He discovers deeply worrying news about a plot by his brother, King Hamlet. Elsinore is set in an alternative Europe of...

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  6. What’s in a Name? (2018 Radio)

    Series
    Something Understood
    Producer
    Tom Glasser

    Rabbi Shoshana Boyd Gelfand examines the importance of names drawing from examples ranging from the book of Genesis to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The famous balcony scene is placed under the...

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  7. Shakespeare and the American Dream. Part 2 (2016 Radio)

    aka: Shakespeare in Obama’s America

    Series
    Compass: Shakespeare in the World
    Producer
    Maggie Ayre

    Radio broadcast, Writer Robert McCrum goes to America to assess Shakespeare’s appeal. In Washington he discovers that his plays are used to discuss ideas of power and politics. He meets Stephen Sondheim...

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  8. Shakespeare and the American Dream. Part 1 (2016 Radio)

    aka: Shakespeare in Obama’s America

    Series
    Compass: Shakespeare in the World
    Producer
    Maggie Ayre

    Radio broadcast, Writer Robert McCrum goes to America to assess Shakespeare’s appeal. In Nashville he watched Henry V set during the Civil War.Composer Stephen Sondheim and actor Alec Baldwin contribute....

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  9. Shakespeare in India (2016 Radio)

    Series
    Compass: Shakespeare in the World
    Producer
    Maggie Ayre

    Radio broadcast. Nikki Bedi discovers that Shakespeare’s reach extends as far as Bollywood to the slums of Mumbai, where young practitioners are taking the plays and making them fresh for a 21st-century...

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  10. Vinegar Girl (2016 Radio)

    Series
    Book at Bedtime
    Producer
    Jill Waters

    Radio broadcast. Anne Tyler’s contemporary response to The Taming of the Shrew follows the story of college drop-out Kate Battista, who keeps house for her widowed father and 15-year-old sister Bianca.

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