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Video: To BP or not to BP?


On 23 April 2012 – Shakespeare's birthday and the launch of the World Shakespeare Festival – a group of merry players known as the ‘Reclaim Shakespeare Company’ took unexpectedly to the stage in Stratford-upon-Avon, just before a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of The Tempest.

This piece of guerilla Shakespeare aimed to challenge the RSC over its decision to accept sponsorship from BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster and the oil company's decision to start extracting highly polluting and destructive tar sands in Canada. Find out more here.


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