Daytime on Two | General Studies: Updating Shakespeare

Two theatre directors, John Barton of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Michael Bogdanov of the National Theatre, discuss the issues involved in presenting plays written 400 years ago to today's audiences, with actor Michael Pennington and an audience of students. Is it good or bad to update Shakespeare?


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 25'11''
  • Broadcast date: 1985

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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