Shakespeare in 1606 and Olympic swimmers

James Shapiro explores a key year in the life of England's greatest playwright, while Julie Checkoway tells the story of a remarkable group of athletes in the mid-20th century

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Professor James Shapiro talks to us about his new book 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear, a follow-up to his acclaimed 1599. Meanwhile the author Julie Checkoway tells the story of a remarkable group of Japanese-American swimmers who sought unlikely Olympic glory.

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