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#Engage: Meera Syal…teams up with Professor Green? For Shakespeare?


One of the world’s biggest consumer electronics giants is bringing Shakespeare to the generation blighted by short attention spans and video gaming.

Samsung, in partnership with the venerable Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), have released a ground-breaking new android app hoping to inspire students into exploring Shakespeare, both in the classroom and beyond.

In one of the first tests for the new app, Samsung brought together the unique pairing of British Asian actress Meera Syal, the star of innumerable Shakespearean dramas (of both varieties) with Professor Green, one of Britain’s biggest rap artists to perform the Bard at a school in northwest London.

This is what happened:

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Shakespeare in Afghanistan

Ten actors are hoping to redefine Shakespeare – and the public perception of Afghanistan – by taking part in one of the most ambitious theatre festivals of all time. In an unmarked guest house, on a quiet side street in Kabul, two young Afghans are reading Shakespeare for the first …

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Shakespeare to come alive in Urdu

London’s South Bank is set to stage Shakespeare’s ‘Taming of the Shrew’ in Urdu as part of a wider program of events to mark the 2012 London Olympics. All 38 of the bard’s plays will be performed in a different language – including Italian, Maori, Arabic, Greek and Lithuanian. The …

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