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24 April 2014 Asian and African studies
If you were in Bangkok about a century ago and you were going to a theatre performance, the last thing you would expect is a play by Shakespeare. But you might be surprised to find out that this was very...
23 April 2014 The Newsroom
The news that the entire British Pathé newsreel archive has been published on YouTube has made a huge impact. There have been news broadcasts, web news and newspaper reports, and the story has spread widely across social media, which is...
23 April 2014 English and Drama
To commemorate 450 years since Shakespeare's birth here is a rough list (Download Shakespeare Recordings BL) of live theatre audio recordings of Shakespeare plays held at the British Library. A total of 368 productions from the National Theatre and the...
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