A real cornucopia of original insights into the Renaissance. Brotton's interest in the relationship between the West and the Islamic world is a particularly strong feature of his work.
Judging from the surface noise it sounds like this recording was taken from an old LP from the 1950s. The heavy abridgement is probably due to the time-constraints of a vinyl disc. The style of acting and the in-studio sound effects will almost certainly strike modern listeners as somewhat old-fashioned, but this remains a wonderful play, even if what is presented here is only a fragment of the complete text.
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