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Global broadcasters pick-up BBC Shakespeare special

BBC Worldwide has revealed that Movistar in Spain, NRK in Norway and YLE in Finland have all picked up the TV rights for Shakespeare Live From the RSC, with ARTE in Germany and France also picking up the digital rights to the two-hour event.

The show will celebrates Shakespeare’s plays and their enduring influence on all performance art forms – from opera to jazz, dance to musicals.  Shakespeare Live From the RSC will transmit live on BBC2 on April 23rd, and will be broadcast live in Norway, as well online in Germany and France.

Expanding its reach even further, BBC Worldwide will be taking the unique stage show to cinemas across Australia, Russia, and the US.

Salim Mukaddam, Director of Music, BBC Worldwide said “It’s fantastic to be able to take such world-class content to viewers around the globe. Shakespeare is a fundamental influence on the arts and contemporary culture not just in the UK but all around the world.  Shakespeare inspired works spanning the musical genres, theatre, dance, opera, and comedy, and the RSC have created a really spectacular show encapsulating all of this, which global audiences will find enthralling.”

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