BBC to broadcast and stream six RSC productions

The BBC will broadcast six of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s recent productions on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer as part of its Culture in Quarantine series.

They include

  • Macbeth with Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack
  • Othello with Hugh Quarshie in the title role and Lucian Msamati as Iago
  • Romeo and Juliet with Bally Gill as Romeo and Karen Fishwick as Juliet
  • The Merchant of Venice with Makram J Khoury as Shylock
  • Much Ado About Nothing with Edward Bennett as Benedick and Michelle Terry as Beatrice
  • Hamlet with Paapa Essiedu in the title role

Plus, Russell T Davies’ TV version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Anthony Hopkins’ King Lear will be repeated.

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