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Jail

Synopsis
Critically acclaimed radio show featuring an eclectic mix of music selected by Bob Dylan relating to a chosen theme. Among the commentaries, interviews, phone calls interspersed between the music segments are "def poet" poetry recitations. For this show on the theme of ‘jail’ Dylan recites Cassius’ lines from Julius Caesar (I iii):
Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,
Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
Can be retentive to the strength of spirit:
But life being weary of these worldly bars
Never lacks power to dismiss itself.
Series
Theme Time Radio Hour
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
7 Jun 2006 at 10:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 2)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
Eddie Gorodetsky
Contributor
Bob Dylan

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Music
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Shakespeare makes another appearance in Episode 8 of season 1 where an excerpt of
Sonnet 116 is quoted in relation to the theme of ‘marriage’. First aired on XM Satellite Radio on June 21, 2006.
General
Bob Dylan started his radio broadcasting career in the USA in May 2006 with a weekly radio show on the Deep Tracks channel of XM Satellite Radio,
History
Episode 6 from season 1.
Broadcast on BBC Radio 2, Thursday 17 April 2008, 11-12pm.
Reviews
The annotated THEME TIME playlist can be found at http://www.thebobdylanfanclub.com/themetime/index.htm (accessed 22/4/2008)

Production Company

Name

XM Satellite Radio

Web
http://www.xmradio.com/ External site opens in new window

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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