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Shakespeare’s world and cricket in South Africa

Edward Wilson-Lee looks at how the playwright’s work became celebrated on a global scale, while Dean Allen recounts the story of a pioneering British cricket enthusiast who popularised the sport in 19th-century South Africa

Published: April 21, 2016 at 4:00 pm
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As we reach the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Edward Wilson-Lee shows how the playwright became celebrated at a global level and, in particular, in the countries of East Africa. Meanwhile, historian Dean Allen recounts the story of pioneering British cricket enthusiast James Logan, who popularised the sport in 19th-century South Africa.

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