The drama of nation building:
did Shakespeare change the course of history?

British Museum / Guardian Public Forum 2012

From royal propaganda to morality tales about politics, love and ambition, Shakespeare's stories have been used for good and ill. But did they really change the course of history, and if so, how?

Chaired by Jon Snow, Channel 4 News, and introduced by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum. The panellists include Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC, Chair of Shakespeare’s Globe, Professor Helen Hackett, Professor of English, University College London, Kamila Shamsie, novelist, and Roxana Silbert, Associate Director, Royal Shakespeare Company.

This event took place on 24 October 2012.


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