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BA takes Shakespeare to the sky

To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary, British Airways are putting on eleven of his best loved plays via inflight audio.

Many of Britain’s favourite actors will star in full dramatised audio versions of Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Henry V, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Richard III and Julius Caesar.

Featuring names like Sir Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kenneth Branagh, Ewan McGregor, Kate Beckinsale, and many more, these plays will be made available on British Airways’ inflight entertainment system.

A new survey by the Audio Publishers Association found that audiobooks are now among the most popular form of entertainment with long distance travellers.

The survey showed people in the UK and US listen to audiobooks regularly, at 37% and 25% respectively.

To celebrate the anniversary of the great playwright, the Royal Shakespeare Company are putting on every one of his plays between now and 2019, however if you can’t make it to the live performances, British Airways ensures you can catch the plays up in the sky instead.

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