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Literature and theatre at home

posted on 31/03/20

Offering a way for you to continue appreciating culture from around the world, here we share a selection of literature and theatre which you can enjoy at home.

National Theatre

Bringing you the best of British theatre, every Thursday National Theatre Live will be streaming free full-length productions, available on YouTube for seven days. Upcoming productions include Sally Cookson’s adaptation of Jane Eyre, Bryony Lavery’s Treasure Island, and Twelfth Night starring Tamsin Greig.

Shakespeare’s Globe

From Hamlet to The Merchant of Venice, many of Shakespeare’s Globe’s theatre productions are available to watch with their online streaming service, Globe Player, or with their selection of DVDs in the Globe Shop.

London Review Bookshop podcast

Whether drawing parallels with the 1631 plague lockdown of Florence or an evening of conversations about Beethoven, poetry and music, London Review of Books podcast boast over 200 episodes to choose from. Listen to previous live recordings of book events and hear from the authors themselves during a variety of readings, debates and discussions.

BBC Radio 4’s Books and Authors podcast

BBC Radio 4’s Books and Authors podcast, features Open Book and A Good Read. In Open Book Mariella Frostrup engages in in-depth literary discussions with bestselling authors, such as Pulitzer-winning Jennifer Egan and Booker Prize nominee Richard Powers. In A Good Read two guests join Harriett Gilbert to review their favourite books.

Freedom, Books, Flowers & the Moon podcast

Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s question, ‘With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?’ this weekly podcast by the Times Literary Supplement focusses on culture and ideas.


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