WATCH: The 'Shakespeare Bible' returns to Robben Island
20 April, 05:04 PM
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, was sent to Venkathrathnam by his family during his internment on Robben Island in the 1970s: prisoners were allowed to have only one book on the island.
Suspicious of the book, prison wardens confiscated it but later returned it when Venkatratham convinced a sympathetic warden it was “the Bible by William Shakespeare”.
Eventually, he covered it with Diwali greeting cards to disguise its significance.
Watch as political prisoner Sonny Venkathrathnam will be returns the legendary ‘Shakespeare Bible’ to Robben Island on the anniversary of Shakespeare's death (23 April).