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Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary

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On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, our collection examines the Bard's cultural impact nearly half a millennium after his passing.

On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, our collection examines the Bard's cultural impact nearly half a millennium after his passing.
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Palo Alto, CA

Genres:

Literature

Description:

On the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, our collection examines the Bard's cultural impact nearly half a millennium after his passing.

Language:

English


Episodes

Shakespeare's First Folio

4/21/2016
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Printed seven years after his death, the first published collection of Shakespeare's work leaves its vault this year to go on tour. (Morning Edition, NPR)

Duration: 00:10:00


'The Year of Lear'

4/21/2016
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Scholar James Shapiro tells the story of the most creative period of Shakespeare's life. (Writers & Company)

Duration: 01:00:00


Sir Patrick Stewart On 'Hamlet'

4/20/2016
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Sir Patrick Stewart starred in a PBS television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2008 production of Hamlet. (Newshour, PBS)

Duration: 00:11:00


Sheakespeare In Australia's Aboriginal Languages

4/20/2016
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In Australia, a group of Indigenous actors tell the story of King Lear in a mixture of modern English and Aboriginal languages. (AM, ABC)

Duration: 00:03:00


Dame Helen Mirren On 'The Tempest'

4/20/2016
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In The Tempest (2010), Helen Mirren switches up the gender of Shakespeare's main character, Prospero, playing the wizard as a woman, Prospera. (Talk of the Nation, NPR)

Duration: 00:17:00


Shakespeare's Sonnets With Peter O'Toole

4/20/2016
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The late Peter O'Toole, who famously played Hamlet, King Henry II, and Lawrence of Arabia, looks back at his career and Shakespeare's sonnets in this 2007 interview. (All Things Considered, NPR)

Duration: 00:04:00


Shakespeare's Globe

4/20/2016
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Dr Farah Karim Cooper from the Globe Theatre in London explains the relationship between space and text. (Weekend Arts, RN Australia)

Duration: 00:14:00