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Culture in Quarantine - Shakespeare on BBC iPlayer

As part of the BBC's plans to keep bringing arts to audiences during the Coronavirus pandemic, you will be able to watch six of the Royal Shakespeare Company's shows from the comfort of your own home over the next few weeks.

All six are now on iPlayer and all six are fully subtitled

 

 

Macbeth
Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.

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Hamlet
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.

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Romeo and Juliet
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.

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Much Ado About Nothing
Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero.

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

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Merchant of Venice
When the gold is flowing all is well - but when a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over. 

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