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Podcast explores Shakespeare's place in the modern world

Laura Kearns 11th Nov, 2020 Updated: 12th Nov, 2020

A FREE podcast exploring Shakespeare’s place in the modern world has been launched by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

The six-part series launches on Tuesday (November 17) and is hosted by the Trust’s Shakespeare experts Dr Paul Edmondson and Dr Anjna Chouhan.

Guests include theatre professionals and artists from around the world discussing their relationships with Shakespeare and his relevance in society today.

The first episode features a discussion about multi-racial casting in Shakespeare, featuring Dr Farah Karim-Cooper of Shakespeare’s Globe. The discussion includes the treatment of race in Shakespeare’s plays and how this might be interpreted by audiences.

Acting director of cultural engagement at the Trust, Paul Taylor said, “The pandemic has emphasised a need to adapt and explore new ways of connecting with audiences via digital channels. With the support of Arts Council England we are pleased to be able to produce digital content that brings Shakespeare’s culture and his continuing relevance to a contemporary audience in the comfort of their homes. We hope that this podcast will be a compelling source of interest and inspiration to our listeners, especially during these challenging times.”

The podcast is available at or on Apple, Google and Spotify.

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