The dream team of the British Museum and the BBC are back again with another awesome series! They're calling it 'Shakespeares Restless World' and it's a series of twenty programs, each running approx 15 minutes.
It follows a similar format to the History of the World in 100 Objects series that I wrote about here. But this time, each program picks an object from the British Museum's collection and uses that as a jumping off point to explore a specific aspect of the history and culture of Shakespeare's England.
Already pretty awesome, but then they add in a little bit of Shakespearean text analysis on the theme at hand, and my teen Shakespeare geek heart goes pitter pat.
You can find the programs detailed here. As of this writing, the first five programs are online, and they'll keep adding new ones M-F through May 11th.
Huzzahs all around for Emily Weak, my sister and librarian supreme, who tipped me off to this new series.