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The BBC launches four-month long focus on Shakespeare

17 April 2012

Shakespeare Unlocked, part of the BBC’s contribution to the London 2012 Festival, is a celebration across TV, radio and online of the life and work of William Shakespeare.

From April to July, the BBC in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the British Museum and the World Shakespeare Festival will explore how one man captured so much about what it means to be human.

The season started with Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, presenting Shakespeare’s Restless World - a 20 part series looking at objects which reveal the burning issues of Shakespeare's day and explore captivating moments in Britain's history.

You can find out more about forthcoming programmes, and Off By Heart, a national project between BBC Learning and the RSC aimed at school children, here.


Shakespeare Unlocked | Royal Shakespeare Company | British Museum | World Shakespeare Festival





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