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S2-E2 Perspectives: Lenny Henry - Finding Shakespeare

S2-E2 Perspectives: Lenny Henry - Finding Shakespeare

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The comedian charts his changing relationship with the Bard. Growing up in the West Midlands, Lenny found Shakespeare boring, irrelevant and inaccessible, but after appearing on a Radio 4 programme about the playwright he was offered the chance to take the title role in a production of Othello in 2009, and has since appeared in The Comedy of Errors at the National Theatre. Lenny joins forces with a rapper, an Oxford don, the mentor who prepared him to play Othello, and actors Dominic West and Adrian Lester to try to show a class of London schoolchildren how Shakespeare can be relevant to them.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Lenny Henry
Contributor Dominic West
Contributor Adrian Lester
Director Elizabeth Dobson
Executive Producer Ross Wilson


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