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Date: 05.02.2022

Time: 17:30 - 18:00

Location: Youtube

Cheltenham, UK

You can watch Literature Live Around the World on YouTube.

From Shakespeare To Hamilton

Presented by Cheltenham Literature Festival, UK

When Giles Terera (Hamilton and Me: An Actor’s Journal) was auditioning for the role of Aaron Burr in the smash-hit musical Hamilton, a very different 'Aaron' was also on the table: that of Aaron the Moor in The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Titus Andronicus. The decision towards Hamilton was made and the rest is history – but throughout his time in the show, Giles' thoughts kept returning to Shakespeare, and how the Bard and Lin-Manuel Miranda's rap musical aren't as different as one might think.

In a fresh twist on Cheltenham's long-running annual Shakespeare Lecture (given by the likes of Gregory Doran, Harriet Walter, Ted Hughes and Anthony Sher in previous years) the Olivier award-winning actor gives his fascinating insights into the surprising and enlightening parallels he discovered between the two worlds.

Local hosts: Nicola Tuxworth and Lyndsey Fineran

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