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Culture in Quarantine: Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words

Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The story everyone knows, in a language everyone understands, shown in a way never seen before by the award-winning Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sent by the ghost of his father to avenge his brutal death, Hamlet’s mission to expose the truth is a perilous journey of madness, murder and lost love. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack star in the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2018 production of the Bard's dark psychological thriller. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate? Ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents, two young people will risk everything to be together. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. When the gold flows, all is well. But when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Othello is the greatest general of his age. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own. Show more

Contributors

Montano:
David Ajao
Duke of Venice:
Nadia Albina
Citizen of Venice:
Eva Feiler
Gentleman of Cyprus:
Owen Findlay
Soldier:
Guy Hughes
Gratiano:
Gwilym Lloyd
Citizen of Venice:
Rina Mahoney
Gentleman of Cyprus:
Ken Nwosu
Brabantio:
Brian Protheroe
Gentleman of Cyprus:
Jay Saighal
Lodovico:
Tim Samuels
Director:
Iqbal Khan

Duration: 2 hours, 26 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Michelle Terry and Edward Bennett star as Beatrice and Benedick in an acclaimed RSC production, set at the end of WWI, of Shakespeare's much-loved comedy. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 34 minutes

With a spirit of the supernatural, The Tempest is a story of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenments set on a remote and mysterious desert island. Show more