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From Bard to Verse. Episode 4

Synopsis
Television eight-part series in which on consecutive evenings actors perform extracts from Shakespeare’s plays and poems. Episode 4 - Benedict Wong performs ‘Hang there my verse in witness of my love’ (III ii), from As You Like It, Ronni Ancona performs ‘His legs bestrid the ocean, his reared arm crested the world’ (V ii) from Antony and Cleopatra, David Harewood performs ‘Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright’ from Romeo and Juliet (1 v), Ralf Little performs ‘To leave my Julia shall I be forsworn’ from Two Gentlemen of Verona (II vi). Seeta Indrani reads Sonnet 52 ‘So am I as the rich whose blessed key can bring him to the sweet’ and Leo Gregory reads sonnet 40 ‘take all my loves, my love, yea take them all’, Delroy Atkinson, Ashley Campbell and Oliver Mason perform ‘Fie on sinful fantasy, fie on lust and lechery’ from The Merry Wives of Windsor (V v). Catherine Tate performs ‘How happy some o’er others can be, In Athens I am thought as fair as she’ from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (I i), Daniela Nardini reads sonnet 147 ‘My love is as a fever longing still for that which nurseth the disease’, Stephen Tompkinson performs ‘O, beware my lord of jealousy’ from Othello (III iii) and Fraser James performs ‘there have been, or I am much deceived, cukolds ere now’ (I ii) from The Winter’s Tale.
Series
From Bard to Verse
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
8 Apr 2004 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC3)
Duration
15 mins

Credits

Cast
Ashley CampbellFairy
Benedict WongOrlando
Catherine TateHelena
Daniela Nardini 
David HarewoodRomeo
Delroy AtkinsonFairy
Fraser JamesLeontes, King of Sicily
Leo Gregory 
Oliver MasonFairy
Ralf LittleProteus
Ronni AnconaCleopatra
Seeta Indrani 
Stephen TompkinsonIago

Additional Details

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

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
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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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