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Miss Moneypenny’s Metre

Synopsis
Radio programme on the speaking of Shakespeare’s verse. Samantha Bond examines whether there is a ‘right way’ of speaking Shakespeare’s dramatic verse. Besides consulting Judi Dench, she interviews director Peter Hall, voice coach Cicely Berry, scholar Tiffany Stern, actor Derek Jacobi, as well as reviewer Michael Billington on how make Shakespeare ring true. The programme includes extracts of sound recordings from Henry Irving, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Judi Dench and Peggy Ashcroft.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
7 Sep 2006 at 11:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Tom Alban
Contributor
Cicely Berry; Derek Jacobi; Judi Dench; Michael Billington; Peter Hall; Samantha Bond; Tiffany Stern

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Verse speaking

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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