Shakespeare in the 21st Century

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Actor Simon Russell Beale describes the relevance of Shakespeare to the 21st century.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show, he draws out the parallels between The Life of Timon of Athens and the bank crisis.

He also talks about a new app which is giving Shakespeare's sonnets a technological makeover.

You can watch the Andrew Marr Show in full on the BBC iPlayer.

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