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Shakespeare in Obama's America

Robert McCrum goes in search of Shakespeare in 21st-century America.

Robert McCrum goes in search of Shakespeare in 21st century America, what does he mean to Americans today? He visits the US seat of power Washington DC to discover that Shakespeare's plays are used to discuss ideas of power and politics among Washington's elite. He meets Stephen Sondheim and talks to Alec Baldwin about the prevalence of Shakespeare in American popular culture

Producer: Maggie Ayre.

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30 minutes

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Tue 26 Apr 2016 21:30

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  • Tue 26 Apr 2016 09:00
  • Tue 26 Apr 2016 21:30

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