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Paris: A nightlife in limbo?

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Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday : The Best of the Bard

He wrote 37 plays, 154 sonnets and several narrative poems. Shakespeare’s influence on the English language is unmatched. This year all the world's his stage with an explosion of events to celebrate his 450th birthday.

In Paris, the Bard-en-Seine festival is on with a production of Macbeth set during World War One as the centrepiece.
The director, Cressida Brown, and the main actor, Florian Hutter, join Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about the relevance of Shakespeare in 2014, the role of women in his work and how the violence in his plays can cause audiences to pass out.
 

By Eve JACKSON

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2016-02-12 culture

Saimir Pirgu, a leading tenor mentored by Pavarotti and Domingo

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2016-02-11 culture

A rare documentary on life in Iraq, before and after the US invasion

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2016-02-10 culture

Cohen brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' with George Clooney opens Berlin film festival

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2016-02-09 culture

Irish writer Rob Doyle blends philosophy and humour in 'This is the Ritual'

Irish writer Rob Doyle explains to Clovis Casali why Friedrich Nietzsche has such a strong impact on his work and life. After exploring the minds of disenchanted alcohol-fuelled...

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2016-02-08 music

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Mick Jagger meets Martin Scorsese for a new TV series exploring the world of sex drugs and rock'n'roll in the '70s music industry. Also, superstar Kanye West releases his eighth...

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