Program 541: Greek Theatre; Shakespeare in Swahililand; Iceland Airwaves

Release Date: 10-20-2018


An Athenian theater director discusses drama's role as a building block of civil society since ancient times, and recommends some Greek destinations that are especially fascinating for the theatrically inclined. Then an English lit expert from Cambridge explains how the works of Shakespeare have been embraced in East Africa. And a radio DJ tells us about an Icelandic music festival that features an amazing amount of home-grown talent.


  • Filippos Kanakaris, director of Syn Dromos Theatre Company, Athens, Greece
  • Edward Wilson-Lee, author of "Shakespeare in Swahililand" (Farrar Straus Giroux)
  • Kevin Cole, program director and on-air host, KEXP Seattle
  • Feature from Travel with Rick Steves producer Isaac Kaplan-Woolner

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