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#105: 'Richard II' by The Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company (featuring Akala) @ Thekla, Bristol - 1st October 2013

       Tackling the performance of a Shakespearean text is never an easy task, but when you're aiming to reinvent such a work musically, you run the risk of biting off more than you can chew. Spearheaded by intellectual rapper Akala, the ‘Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company’ (THSC) has attempted to conquer such a feat, reworking the dramatic narrative of Richard II to a format suited for live music.

 

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