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From Bard to Verse. Episode 8

Synopsis
Television eight-part series in which on consecutive evenings actors perform extracts from Shakespeare’s plays and poems. Episode 8 - Mark Lamarr reads ‘All the world’s a stage’ from As You Like It (II vii), Meera Syal performs Sonnet 77 ‘Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear’, Simon Pegg performs ‘Drink, Sir is a great provoker of three things, nose-painting, sleep and urine’ from Macbeth (II iii), Daniela Nardini performs ‘They say all lovers swear more performance than they are able’ from Troilus and Cressida (III ii). Mark Benton performs ‘A good sherris-sack hath a two-fold operation in it’ from Henry IV. Part II (IV iii), Delroy Atkinson, Ashley Campbell and Oliver Mason read Sonnet 17 ‘Who will believe my verse in time to come’, Lisa Riley performs ‘The quality of mercy is not strained’ from The Merchant of Venice (IV i), Mark Gatiss performs ‘Now is the winter of our discontent’ from Richard III (I i), Alistair McGowan performs ‘if it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly’ from Macbeth (I vii), Tracy-Ann Oberman performs ‘he hath disgraced me, and hindered me half a million’ from The Merchant of Venice(III i) and Simon Pegg performs ‘Give my thoughts no tongue, nor any unproportioned thought his act’ from Hamlet (I iii).
Series
From Bard to Verse
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
11 Apr 2004 at 19:15 (Channel: BBC3)
Duration
15 mins

Credits

Cast
Alistair McGowanMacbeth
Ashley Campbell 
Daniela NardiniCressida
Delroy Atkinson 
Fraser JamesEdmund
Lisa RileyPortia
Mark BentonSir John Falstaff
Mark GatissRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Mark LamaarPorter
Meera Syal 
Oliver Mason 
Simon PeggHamlet
Tracy-Ann ObermanShylock

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
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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
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