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Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Synopsis
Six programmes, broadcast daily, in which Simon Callow explores the hidden meaning of the Sonnets by following a radical reordering by John Padel. Believing that the W.H. is William Herbert, it suggests that the poems were initially commissioned to convince W.H. to marry. The later passions and anguish of the poems then reveal the Poet.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
9 Apr 1994 at 21:35 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
15 mins

Credits

Producer
Ned Chaillet
Contributor
Simon Callow

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Broadcast 9 April 21.35-21.50, 11 April 21.50-10.05, 12 April 21.05-21.20, 13 April 21.20-21.35, April 14 21.10-21.25, April 15 21.05-21.20.

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
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020 7412 7676
Fax
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Address
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