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17/04/2012

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Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

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

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18 minutes

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Wed 18 Apr 2012 08:32GMT

Chapters

  • 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.

    Duration: 06:24

  • 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.

    Duration: 05:49

  • 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.

    Duration: 05:45

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