Burt Caesar investigates what it means to take and receive a bow - the moment when performers move back to their our own lives.

Directors Peter Brook and Jatinder Verma, actors Josette Bushell-Mingo, Roy Hudd and Richard Wilson, designers, historians and critics explore the ulterior motives of Shakespeare's jigs, the politics of the panto walk-down, even the agitprop refusal to take a bow.

Broadcast Dates

  • 19991216
  • 20001130
  • 20010104 (Radio 4)

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