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Culture in France

Shakespeare goes gangsta

Audio 04:15

Timon of Athens is not one of William Shakespeare's best known plays. And you are even less likely to recognise it in a new version that is currently touring France, because all of the play's original verse has been translated into rap. Director Razerka Ben Sadia-Lavant explains how she found Shakespeare's rhythm, and rapper Mike Ladd reveals why Timon is 'gangsta'.

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