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Shakespeare Unbanned

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Chinese citizens were once again able to read and perform the works of William Shakespeare on 25th May, 1977.  Chiang Ching, Chairman Mao’s wife, had instituted the ban eleven years earlier – amidst concerns that the Bard’s works could be reinterpreted to undermine the Party’s rule and ideology. In this episode, Rebecca, Olly and Arion …

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