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From Bard to Verse. Episode 1

Synopsis
Television eight-part series in which on consecutive evenings actors perform extracts from Shakespeare’s plays and poems. Episode 1 - Joe MacFadden reads sonnet 18 ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day’. Alistair McGowan performs ‘But soft what light through yonder window breaks’ from Romeo and Juliet (II i), Lucy Gaskell performs ‘My lovely Aaron, wherefore lookest thou sad?' from Titus Andronicus (II iii), Lisa Riley performs ‘I am giddy, expectation whirls me round’ from Troilus and Cressida (III ii), Delroy Anderson, Ashley Campbell and Oliver Mason perform a rap version of ‘It was a lover and his lass’ from As You Like It (V iii), Fraser James performs ‘I did never think to marry...' from Much Ado About Nothing (II iii), Anthony Head performs ‘I seek a wife! A woman that is like a german clock...' from Love’s Labour’s Lost (III i), Meera Syal performs ‘Thy husband is thy lord, thy life, thy keeper’ from The Taming of the Shrew (V ii), Mark Lamarr performs ‘She misused me past the endurance of a block..' from Much Ado About Nothing (II i), and Lemn Sissay recites Sonnet 138 ‘When my love swears that she’s made of truth, I do believe her...'
Series
From Bard to Verse
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
5 Apr 2004 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC3)
Duration
15 mins

Credits

Cast
Alistair McGowanRomeo
Anthony HeadBerowne
Ashley Campbell 
Delroy Atkinson 
Fraser JamesBenedick
Joe MacFadden 
Lemn Sissay 
Lisa RileyTroilus
Lucy GaskellTamora
Mark LamaarBenedick
Meera SyalKatherina
Oliver Mason 

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama; English language and literature
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Rap music

Production Company

Name

Baby Cow Productions

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

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