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Easy Talk: Shakespeare is for all time

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2016-09-29 08:42

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death; and The British Council has launched a global campaign of events to celebrate the work of the great playwright and to encourage people in over 140 countries to explore Shakespeare as a living writer who still speaks for all people and nations. With its booming cultural economy, China is a vital part of this global program, through which more meaningful cultural inspirations are being shared. So how is the campaign going down with the Chinese? And why after so many years, is Shakespeare still relevant to today’s generation? Today we’re talking to Nick Marchand, arts director of the British Council China, who is also responsible for the ‘Shakespeare Lives’ arts program.

Host: Hu Zhe

Guest: Nick Marchand

Camera: Cong Ruiting

Editing: Yu Xiaoou

Subtitles: Xu Xin (Intern)

Producer: Hu Zhe

Executive Producer: Feng Minghui

About Easy Talk:

Easy Talk is a talk show program covering the latest living-related issues in today's China. Foreigners living in China are invited to share their life experiences and observations on a variety of light topics. The discussions revolve around the cultural differences that exist between China and other countries, covering various aspects and the implications they have on China's cultural exchange with the world.

Easy Talk: Shakespeare is for all time