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The Shakespeare Sessions

BBC Radio 3

Your one-stop shop for all things Shakespeare. Catch A-List casts in brand new audio versions of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, plus documentaries from the brightest minds on the bard’s life and work.

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Dr Islam Issa, Senior Lecturer at Birmingham City University, gives us a rundown of events in the 1600s that influenced the character of Othello. more

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4.7 out of 5 stars from 208 ratings
  • Helpful but..

    Is vary helpful when I’m doing stuff so I can but it in and do the thing I need to get done. more

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    United States2 years ago
  • This Shakespeare Sessions

    Superb BBC series! I hope there will be more!

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    United States3 years ago
  • A real literary treat

    What a treat to have full Shakespeare plays with so many famous names in the casts as well as some great insights into the plays

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    United Kingdom4 years ago
  • Sound production overwhelming

    The pace is too fast and the sound production overwhelming, if the source material wasn’t impenetrable enough.

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    Australia4 years ago
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