Actors in the Globe's performance of The Merchant of Venice
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Globe offers Shakespeare for free

13 March 2014 Last updated at 18:57 GMT

Shakespeare's Globe is trying to make the writer's works more accessible by giving away tickets to thousands of schoolchildren.

A fast-paced, modern dress version of The Merchant of Venice has been produced to encourage young audiences to appreciate Shakespeare.

Brenda Emmanus went to watch.