Shakespeare in a Divided America by James Shapiro

A petty feud between two leading Shakespearean actors led to the notorious and bloody Astor Palace Riot on the 10th May 1849, highlighting growing rifts in American society.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual
  • Channel: BBC Radio 4
  • Duration: 14'08''
  • Broadcast date: 2020

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Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
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