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This review is from: Shakespeare's Restless World (Audio CD)
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A collaboration between the British Museum and BBC Radio 4. There are 20 programmes that take objects that are held at the British Museum that link into Shakespeare's world and link them in with quotes and exploration of some of the plays to explore lifetimes of Shakespeare.
For example I particularly enjoyed Programme 5 which has a rapier and dagger found in the Thames both made around 1600 and they explore urban violence which was a problem in Shakespeare's London. The programme scenes of street fighting in Romeo and Juliet and looks and the language the contempory background. Fascinating.
Most of the programmes were good, there were a couple that were lost on me but all in all a really interesting way of looking at things from a different view point