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Shakespeare and Englishness

Sunday 23 April 2006 20:00-21:00 (Radio 3)

To celebrate St George's Day and the birthday of the Bard, Jonathan Bate and his guests examine the role Shakespeare has played - and continues to play - in the shaping of the national consciousness.

Catholic dissident or Protestant apologist? Voice of the commons or celebrant of Empire?

Around the table are Peter Ackroyd, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Michael Dobson. With contributions from Michael Boyd, Ania Loomba, Richard Wilson, Eamon Duffy, David Dabydeen and David Crystal.

See also:
Radio 3's celebration of Shakespeare's birthday and English Music Day

Duration:

1 hour

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You can download a selection of Shakespeare readings as an mp3 file for 7 days after broadcast.




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