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17/04/2012

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 17 April 2012

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Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

On today's programme: Shakespeare in China, Brazilian Shakespeare and French author Laurent Binet.

Chapters

3 items
  • Shakespeare in China

    Scholar Alex Huang discusses the history of Shakespeare performances in China ahead of the production of Richard III by the National Theatre of China - who are making their first visit to the UK.

  • Brazilian Shakespeare

    A performance of Romeo and Juliet, performed by The Galpao Group from Brazil, is coming to The Globe Theatre. It's the classic tale of love, feuding and tragedy - all performed on stilts.

  • Laurent Binet

    French novelist Laurent Binet's HHhH mixes fact with imagination in a story of Nazi occupation in Europe. The author also pauses to examine the ethics of fiction based on real events.

  • Brazilian Shakespeare

    Brazilian Shakespeare

    Photo: Acervo

  • Grupo Galpão from Brazil

    Grupo Galpão from Brazil

    Photo: Miguel Aun.

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