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Quality of Mercy from ‘The Merchant of Venice’ The

Synopsis
Third episode in a radio series exploring the "background, effect, and lasting appeal of some well-loved poems". Peggy Reynolds discusses the linguistic, legal and theological complexities of Portia’s speech in defence of Antonio ‘The quality of mercy is not strain’d’ (IV i l182) with Lord Chief Justice Lord Phillips, the lawyer Helena Kennedy, Shakespeare scholar Lisa Jardine, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, vicar Neville Bundy and actress Janet Suzman.
Series
Adventures in Poetry
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
28 Oct 2007 at 16:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
Sara Davies
Contributor
Helena Kennedy; Janet Suzman; Julia Neuberger; Lisa Jardine; Lord Phillips (Nicholas Addison Phillips, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers); Neville Bundy; Peggy Reynolds

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Merchant of Venice, The
Subjects
Drama; Literature
Keywords
justice; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
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NW1 2DB

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