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Magic

Synopsis
Radio programme. Themed on the subject of magic in its many shades, this episode’s ‘Word and Music’ starts with Shakespeare, the theme of the year’s Proms season. Miriam Margoyles and Nicholas Farrell read excerpts from The Tempest, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ariel’s songs weave through the programme and are set to the music of Locke, Purcell and Tippett amongst others. Produced by Elizabeth Arno.
Series
Words and Music
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
12 Aug 2007 at 22:25 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
95 mins

Credits

Producer
Elizabeth Arno
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Felix Mendelssohn; Henry Purcell; Jean Sibelius; Matthew Locke; Michael Tippett
Cast
Miriam Margolyes 
Nicholas Farrell 

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Macbeth; Midsummer Night’s Dream, A; Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); magic; musical adaptations

Notes

Notes
For details of the music and verse featured in this programme, go to www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/wordsandmusic
General
Words and Music is a BBC Radio 3 evening series that offers a selection of classical music, interspersed with poetry and prose chosen to illustrate a theme. The literary excerpts are read by leading actors.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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Fax
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