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Sharing a passion for Shakespeare

Published on 21/01/16

Two Jane Austen College students have shared their passion for Shakespeare with BBC Radio Norfolk listeners.

Frankie Lubbock and Samuel Hollingdale joined breakfast show host Nick Conrad live on air this morning, as part of the launch of the BBC's season of programmes marking the anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

They told listeners why they think the works of the Bard are still relevant to life today, highlighting how topics like feminism and mental health are touched on in his plays - as well as detailing how he was a master of dramatic tension.

The students discussed plays including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet, and read out some of their favourite passages.

The pair's passion and eloquence so impressed Nick that he joked he wanted to sign his baby daughter up to study at Jane Austen College.

You can listen to the appearance on the BBC Radio iPlayer site or visit our Soundcloud page to listen to an extended clip.

Works by Shakespeare are studied across the Inspiration Trust's schools, both in class and in performance, including in partnership with the Globe Theatre in London.