Radio productions of Shakespeare’s works force listeners to use their imaginations, as well as drawing increased attention to the language. It might therefore be suggested that they can have a powerful influence on their audience. It has been claimed that BBC radio drama was a significant vehicle for notions of nationhood during the Second World War. And as recently as 2016, just prior to the Brexit referendum, the corporation broadcast Julius Caesar; a play about dissent over the ruling elite. This paper looks at how radio productions of Shakespeare’s plays can reflect, and perhaps influence, the British sense of nation.
|Publication status||Unpublished - 18 Jul 2019|
|Event||British Shakespeare Association Conference 2019 - Swansea University, Swansea, United Kingdom|
Duration: 17 Jul 2019 → 20 Jul 2019
|Conference||British Shakespeare Association Conference 2019|
|Abbreviated title||BSA 2019|
|Period||17/07/19 → 20/07/19|